Pembrokeshire’s Beaches

Our National Park coastline – only 3 miles from Asheston Eco Barns – is stunning, and recently came second in a National Geographic poll of the top ten coastal destinations in the world.

There are 186 miles of coastline here in Pembrokeshire, and the local seas are some of the warmest and cleanest in Britain. These are our favourite beaches within easy reach of the eco barns, mainly dotted around St Bride’s Bay.

Newgale Sands
We’re only 2 miles from Newgale Sands and there’s always plenty of space on this Blue Flag beach’s 2 miles of sand. One of Britain’s best beaches, Newgale’s great for surfing, swimming and kite surfing, and is popular with sea fishermen in the winter

There’s plenty of car parking and the village includes The Pebbles Café and a pub. Newgale North Beach is patrolled by lifeguards during peak season.

Druidston Haven
A lovely sandy beach which is usually relatively quite, even in peak season, because of its relative inaccessibility and lack of facilities. Great for those seeking seaside tranquility.

Broad Haven
Sheltered from south westerlies by the Dale Peninsula, this beach is easily accessible from the village and is great for rockpooling to the north and south. This part of the coastline is relatively developed, with excellent facilities.

Little Haven
Just to the south of Broad Haven, this popular sandy beach is found next to the attractive village of Little Haven, which includes 2 pubs.

Marloes Sands
Definitely one of Pembrokeshire’s most beautiful beaches, you’ll find golden sands and rocky crags here. There’s quite a trek down to the beach, and no facilities.

This stony beach is a popular location for boating and learning to windsurf, with tuition available at some times of year. It is busy in summer and parking is limited.

Whitesands, St. Davids
A large sandy beach popular with surfers, but sometimes unpleasantly busy during peak season. Whitesands Beach is patrolled by lifeguards during peak season.

Traeth Llyfn, near Porthgain
Located off the coast of Barry Island, which is said to have been named after  St. Finbarr of Cork, who was a hermit here during the Age of Saints, Traeth Llyfn is one of the prettiest beaches in the north of the county, and is rarely crowded. Reached by very steep metal stairs, and accessed via Barry Island Farm, Traeth Llyfn is remote and has no facilities.