Pembrokeshire is well blessed with beautiful sandy beaches, many of them Blue flag accredited. During the Summer months the more popular beaches are now patrolled by Lifeguards making them especially suitable for families. Most beaches allow dogs all year round, some with restrictions on the areas where they can be walked during peak Summer months.
As a National Park, Pembrokeshire is still relatively undeveloped in comparison to some other areas of the country and the extent of car parking, beach access and local services can vary widely around the County. The National Park website provides a very useful guide to allow planning of any visits.
A number of the beaches are ideal for more active days out. At Newgale, for instance, surfing, kayaking and kite surfing are all very popular. St Davids is now a major destination for coasteering (exploring the coast from the sea) and for visiting the colonies of sea birds that lie on the islands just off the coast.
When the sun shines, Newgale is truly spectacular with nearly a mile of golden sands. The coastline of St Brides Bay curving around the beach makes for a dramatic setting. Just a mile or so away – its a great family beach, with Blue Flag status. There is plenty of parking behind the beach (charges apply) and good amenities, including a surf shop, pub and a couple of cafes.
Roch is also very well located for Nolton Haven and Broad Haven beaches, but for those visitors who want to really see all of that the County has to offer there is a guide to all 52 Pembrokeshire beaches on the ‘Visit Pembrokeshire’ website.