Celtic Haven’s top five beaches to explore summer 2019

Celtic Haven’s top five beaches to explore summer 2019

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Our best beaches to explore over summer 2019 

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 all-comers!

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 explore.

Check them out here!

Barafundle Bay

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 years.

The archway entrance to the beach offers great opportunities to take picturesque snaps that take in this beautiful beach's sweeping grandeur!

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 golden sand.

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.

Monkstone Beach 

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.