Pembrokeshire is renowned for its beaches. In the south of the county there are mainly sandy beaches.
Pembrokeshire beaches have 10 Blue Flag and 16 Green Coast Awards from Keep Wales Tidy – more than any other county in Wales! The Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide identified 27 Pembrokeshire beaches with excellent water quality.
Barafundle Bay gets the most accolades. It has been voted the most beautiful beach in Pembrokeshire and one of the top 10 beaches in the world. It is also good for swimming. The shortest way to get there is to walk from the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay. There are toilets and a tea shop at Stackpole Quay.
There are plenty of other beautiful beaches to explore. Freshwater West is popular with surfers, kite surfers and walkers and has amazing sunsets. Manorbier is great for rock pooling. Tenby and Saundersfoot have excellent resort beaches. Sheltered Freshwater East is good for swimming and boating. Marloes and Broadhaven (south) are beautiful unspoilt rural beaches.