5 Must See Pembrokeshire Beaches this Summer

Looking for some holiday inspo? Be sure to add these sandy shores to your summer holiday bucketlist.

We are blessed to have over 50 stunning beaches here in Pembrokeshire, we’re almost spoilt for choice! That’s why we’ve compiled 5 must see beaches for you and your family to explore this summer.

Barafundle Bay – 16 miles from Folly Farm

Believe it or not, this is not the scene of a Caribbean island, but in fact, a small bay just off the coast of Stackpole. A Pembrokeshire favourite among locals and tourists due its secluded setting and circular walks along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and through nearby woodlands. This beach is a great stop for a day out with your pooch, and is perhaps more suited to more adventurous families due to remote access and the lack of nearby parking and pram access. Parking is located half a mile away at Stackpole Quay car park.


Tenby South Beach – 6 miles from Folly Farm

Tenby South Beach is one of Pembrokeshire’s Blue Flag accredited beaches, meaning it is recognised as having the highest levels of cleanliness, accessibility, water quality, and safety among all beaches reviewed by the Foundation for Environmental Education worldwide. Neighbouring this stunning shore is Salty’s Beach Bar and Restaurant, a stunning coastal restaurant serving lunch and evening meals, as well as the newly redeveloped Tenby Golf Club with it’s ‘The Links’ luxury dining experience – both worth checking out! This beach also has great access features and facilities, with toilets, ramp access to the beach, and nearby parking, making it a sure hit for all.


Broadhaven South Beach – 18 miles from Folly Farm

Just down from Barafundle Bay, you’ll find Broadhaven South Beach. This sandy shore is backed up against sand dunes with masses of soft sand to kick back and relax on. There is also a path connecting this beach to the popular Bosherston Lily Ponds for a scenic circular walk to break up your beach day.


Castle Beach, Tenby – 6 miles from Folly Farm

Located in the iconic coastal town of Tenby, this beach stretches across Tenby’s coast overlooking Caldey Island where you can even get boat rides across to explore Caldey Island, a religious Catholic Island populated by Monks. Castle beach is easily accessed via a sloped tarmac path and is close to Tenby town centre where you can grab various refreshments. Parking is best in Tenby’s multi-storey car park, which is a half a mile walk from the beach. This beach is fantastic for families who want to keep a close eye on their little ones while playing, while still having access to showers, toilets, and refreshments nearby.


Saundersfoot Beach – 4 miles from Folly Farm

Like Castle Beach, Saundersfoot is another family favourite with something for everyone. The popular seaside town is home to quirky shops, convenience stores, history museums, restaurants and takeaways as well as sweet treats and delights like ice cream and brownie shops. The beach itself connects at low tide to Coppet Hall Beach. Access to Saundersfoot Beach is suitable for all with sloped concrete access, and has also been accredited with Blue Flag status.


How’s that for some holiday bucketlist fillers? Now all you need is a base to unwind at… find your next adventure below.