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Year of the Sea 2018

Visit Wales theme for the year

Seal pup rescued from Abermawr

Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

Abermawr. With lots of golden sand at low tide, but mainly pebbles when the tide is in. There’s a marsh behind the beach which is an area of Special Scientific Interest. At low tide you can see the 8000 year old remains of a forest. This beach is remote and has only a little parking […]

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Coppet Hall

Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

Wiseman’s Bridge and Coppet Hall. Tucked away in between Amroth and Saundersfoot, Wiseman’s Bridge is a small hamlet and holiday place to enjoy in south Pembrokeshire. Ideal for walking and cycling there is a paved path all the way to the old ironworks at Stepaside via the wooded Pleasant valley, or through three old railway […]

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Porthclais

Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

Porthclais. A picturesque Roman-built harbour, once used for coal and timber as a port. Now popular with walkers as a pretty place to take a break, by recreational sailors and local fishermen. The slipway is ideal for launching kayaks and canoes. To the east is an ideal place for beginner rock climbers to practice. The […]

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Newgale reflections

Beaches of Pembrokeshire: Newgale.

Glorious golden sands. The huge pebble bank which lines the nearly three miles of sand was created in a great storm of 1859 and it has been breached several times since – there is concern now as to how much longer it can be rebuilt after each winter’s battering. There are extra bays , rock […]

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Newquay, Pembrokeshire

Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

New Quay. Only usually accessible at weekends and in the evenings, this narrow cove is in part of the Castlemartin Range and therefore closed during firing. It is remote and magical so well worth the short  ten minute walk from St. Govan’s Head or Broadhaven South, where there is parking. There are no facilities and […]

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above Marloes Sands

Beaches of Pembrokeshire : Marloes Sands.

What’s it like? You might recognise the area from the film Snow White and the Huntsman. This long curving beach is loved by geologists due to the exposed sedimentary rocks. The Three Chimneys formation is particularly spectacular – there were four , but one snapped off in 1954. This feature was created 290 million years […]

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beach at West Angle

Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

West Angle. This is probably not a beach to spend the day sunbathing on – this is mostly an area of mud flats with only a small amount of sand, but ideal for bait-digging and fishing later and a good place for a blowy walk. Birdwatching is excellent from here and the walks along the […]

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Amroth

Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

Amroth.   Amroth is a  flat, sandy, long beach at low tide, although there’s not much more than pebbles when the tide’s in. At the western end there are good rockpools. There is parking along the sea wall and in the village itself as well as toilets. A variety of food and ice-cream is available […]

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above the beach at Porthsele

Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

Porthsele. You must see this special place! Porth Sele is a favourite hidden treasure – a little known gem of a beach accessible from the coast path between St.Justinian’s and Whitesands. A gentle stroll from my regular holiday location at Trefeiddan, it is never busy although used by the lucky families staying at the Pencarnan […]

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towards Freshwater West

Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

Freshwater West. This wild remote beach can be found along the B4319 and is a surfers paradise – plenty of camper vans here when the surf is up and the sun is out! The Welsh National Surfing Championships are often held here. The huge beach has sand and rocky sections at the southern end, and […]

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