Pembrokeshire’s Beaches are the Best

 

 

 

There is good news for those who love to get into or onto the sea in Pembrokeshire: 27 of the 29  beaches sampled for water quality have just received a rating of “excellent”. The other two received a  “good”.

The  beaches which were deemed to have excellent bathing water are: Amroth Central, Wiseman’s Bridge, Coppet Hall, Saundersfoot, Castle Beach Tenby, South Beach Tenby, Penally, Lydstep, Manorbier, Freshwater East, Barafundle, Broad Haven (South), Freshwater West, West Angle, Sandy Haven, Dale, Marloes Sands, Little Haven, Broad Haven (Central), Druidston Haven, Newgale, Caerfai, Whitesands, Abereiddy, Abermawr, Newport North and Poppit West.

Out of the whole of Wales, the Welsh Government has announced that Pembrokeshire has about a third of the best bathing beaches out of those that complied with high-quality standards for four consecutive years.

Natural Resources Wales has said that out of 105 samples across Wales, 85 have achieved the “excellent” classification with 14 rated “good” and six as “sufficient”.

So, if you are swimming this winter – or sailing and falling overboard – that has to be good news. And if you are planning a UK holiday with clean beaches and water, you could do a lot worse than lovely Pembrokeshire.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty knows that she will always be an incomer, but this is to be her sixth summers. The wet and grey days of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire, but she is always grateful for the golden light of spring and summer. Her love of the sea sustains her even through the darkest of days and she can often be found at high tide bobbing about in Fishguard harbour at high tide, often with seals in attendance. When not freezing in water she is usually at her computer. She says" Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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