Freshwater West is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in Pembrokeshire and I am lucky enough to now live just a stones throw away.
Set against a breathtakingly unspoilt and wild landscape, this south-westerly faced beach is a must-visit by both locals and tourists. Whilst it may be a hunting ground for avid surfers who come flocking in from across the UK to enjoy the best waves of Wales rolling in from the Irish Sea, you’ll also find devoted Harry Potter fans exploring what was once the backdrop for Dobby’s Shell Cottage.
Being such a vast sandy bay you’re sure to never find yourself confined even during the peak of summer. There is quite literally buckets and buckets of sand to go around, rock pools to delve into, marine creatures to discover and extensive sand dunes to explore.
If you really want to revel in this wild stretch of coast stick around for sunset. Head to the top of the sand dunes with a blanket and a drink or two and just take it all in.
WHERE TO EAT
As an added bonus, not only is Freshwater West miles from civilisation there is still opportunity to grab a bite to eat and have a real taste of the sea from the legendary Cafe Môr. Located in the carpark the converted fishing boat kitchen serves a wonderfully fresh and delicious menu; seaweed being their speciality which they source directly from the beach. Whether you fancy the fresh west breaky roll, their famous lobster roll (a personal favourite of mine) or a scrumptious beach burger you’ll be sure to find something that tickles your fancy. Do note that they don’t open up the hatch until Easter and close in September for the winter.
Toilets, including disabled
Free Carpark – access is along a very narrow road and it is camper van heaven!
Access to the beach is via a slope, unfortunately not very wheelchair friendly
So, what are you waiting for? Come and uncover it for yourself!