Pembrokeshire’s best beaches – which will you choose?
We simply love our beaches here in Pembrokeshire! We’re home to Britain’s only truly coastal National Park and we boast a wide variety of stunning sandy beaches, from Tenby and Saundersfoot in the South East of the county right round to Poppit Sands in the North West.
We’re lucky to have more Blue Flag and Green Coast beaches than any other county in the country! Depending on what you’re after, you’ll find many easily accessible beaches which are ideal for families as well as quaint coves which offer a haven of peace and seclusion.
Here are just a few of our favourite Pembrokeshire beaches, some of which are right on the doorstep of Celtic Haven!
Stretching right across from the town of Tenby to Giltar Point, Tenby’s South Beach offers 2 kilometres of soft sand, a cafe and restaurant and spectacular views of Caldey Island.
The stream running down from Bosherston Lily Ponds makes a great play pool so Broadhaven is a popular choice with families. The optional walk through the lily ponds is pretty special too, especially when the lilies are out in the summer!
Award-winning Barafundle Bay is part of the National Trust’s Stackpole Estate and can be reached over the cliff-tops from the car park at Stackpole Quay. The stunning and peaceful surroundings combined with the charming original walls of the Stackpole Estate make Barafundle a must visit if you’re staying in Pembrokeshire!
Only a couple of minutes down the road from us at Celtic Haven, Manorbier Castle offers a stunning backdrop for one of our favourite local beaches. A popular beach with surfers, the stream and stepping stones also makes a great playground for children.
At the foot of Celtic Haven you’ll find the lovely shingle beach at Lydstep – fantastic if you’re after thrills and spills on the water, swimming, sea angling and stunning views of Caldey Island.
A popular beach with surfers, windsurfers, kitesurfers and walkers, the gorgeous sweeping sands of Freshwater West found themselves on the big screen in 2009 when Harry Potter’s ‘shell house’ was constructed and filmed here!
Home to the Red Bull World Cliff Diving championships, Abereiddi boasts spectacular cliff-top scenery and a striking ‘Blue Lagoon’ which was once a slate quarry. Abereiddi’s history makes it a perfect spot for snorkelling, diving, kayaking and walking.
Find out more about Pembrokeshire’s beautiful beaches
For more information about Pembrokeshire’s stunning array of beaches, bays and coves then take a peek at the Pembrokeshire Beach Guide on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park website – you’ll find detailed information about every beach in Pembrokeshire including accessibility, facilities and awards.
Here at Celtic Haven our collection of charming cliff-top cottages sleep between 2 and 12 people and we’re in a fantastic spot for exploring Pembrokeshire’s coastline and the nearby town of Tenby. As our guests, you and the family also enjoy free use of our heated indoor swimming pool, headland golf course, all-weather tennis courts, children’s adventure playground and more!