Freshwater West

One of Wales' best surfing beaches, also great for walking.

Regarded as one of the best surfing spots in Wales, Freshwater West is a wonderful west-facing beach with sand, stones, a reef and huge dunes. We always recommend “Fresh” (that’s what the surfers call it) as one of the best beaches in Pembrokeshire for walking.

Freshwater West is backed by sand dunes and smooth stones. When the tide is out, a flat sandy beach is revealed which is great for family days out, especially sandcastle building and stone stacking! There are also rock pools on the reef and amongst the rocks at the other end of the beach.

Occasionally, when we’ve had stormy seas and sand has been dragged away from the beach, a sunken forest and a shipwreck are uncovered!

Surfing at Freshwater West is only recommended for experienced surfers because of a strong rip current – you should also be aware of this when swimming.

During the summer you’ll find the award-winning Café Môr snack van in the car park.

Near to Freshwater West

Café Môr at Freshwater West
Freshwater West - 15 miles

Café Môr

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company serves award-winning food from their snack van at Freshwater West

Wavecrest Café
Angle - 17 miles

Wavecrest Café

A great little café on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, overlooking West Angle Beach and serving a tasty selection of fresh food. We especially enjoy their

West Angle Beach
Angle - 17 miles

West Angle Beach

When the tide is out, West Angle is an expansive sandy beach with rock pools to the south and rocky outcrops to the north. The