Our best beaches to explore over summer
With summer 2019 hot on our tail, we thought we would
give you our top five beaches to explore as we prepare for what
will (hopefully) be a glorious few weeks of fun and sunshine for
These five beaches have been specially selected by the
Welcome Centre team and consist of some holiday classics that are a
must visit on any trip to Pembrokeshire, as well as some more
obscure destinations that represent hidden gems to
Check them out here!
One of the county's most stunning locations, Barafundle Bay is
the pin-up of Pembrokeshire's vast array of beaches and has been
the face of many a marketing campaign by the tourism board over the
The archway entrance to the beach offers great opportunities to
take picturesque snaps that take in this beautiful beach's sweeping
Barafundle's easterly facing beach means that it is protected
from much of the wind and therefore has a very limited tide, giving
it a golden Mediterranean feel when the sun is shining.
The limited tide also makes it a perfect location to introduce
young children to the sea at, whilst the extensive sand dunes offer
an ideal location for plenty of adventure!
Tenby North Beach
Tenby represents the archetypal seaside day out, with a stunning
array of shops, restaurants and activities that can provide
entertainment for all-comers and the beaches are by far and away
one of the most popular attractions!
And, whilst the expanses of Tenby's South Beach offer an ideal
location for a host of sea and beach-based fun, we absolutely adore
the charm of North Beach.
With the surrounding cliff-tops lined with stunning Georgian
townhouses and the location affording plenty of opportunities to
indulge in the region's outstanding coastal beauty, it's an idyllic
slice of Pembrokeshire and worthy of any 'best beaches' list!
Priory Bay, Caldey Island
Situated on Caldey Island, the stunning isle just off the
Pembrokeshire Coast that is visible from our resort, Priory Bay is
a beautiful stretch of sand that most visitors to the county are
unlikely to go and explore.
Golden, obscure and unique, a visit to Priory Bay on Caldey
Island is sure to last long in the memory and can be incorporated
into a day trip to what is a truly stunning location!
Broad Haven South
Much like Barafundle Bay, Broad Haven South benefits from an
easterly facing location that gives it shelter from the fiercest of
Atlantic winds and therefore boasts a long stretch of enticing
The still waters are perfect for activities such as kayaking and
Church Rock is a beautiful feature of this popular destination.
The beach also feeds into the brilliantly beautiful
Bosherston Lily Ponds, meaning Broad Haven South represents a
truly unique destination that is unrivalled across the county and
well worthy of a day's exploration.
Slightly off the beaten track and requiring visitors to traverse
a flight of steps that might dissuade the less intrepid of
explorers, Monkstone Beach often represents a tranquil destination
that offers vistas of the Atlantic and the perfect location to
spend some quality time with any four-legged companions!
Just 15 minutes' drive from Celtic Haven Resort, this stunning
beach is well worth a visit if you're looking for a slightly
different experience to the more traditional locations available
across the county.
We hope that you have enjoyed this guide to exploring the
county's best beaches over summer 2019.