Freshwater East

Photo: Pembrokeshire County Council

Freshwater East can be a great place for a summer swim, winter surf or simply a walk on golden sands.

Dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Freshwater East by bike with a local cycle route passing through the village and right by the beach. The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.There is easy access from the road to the beach and a disabled car park with a wheelchair accessible path to a viewpoint overlooking the beach. By car follow the signs from Freshwater East village that lead to the beach down a steep hill. There is paid parking close to the beach.

Site description
A wide, sweeping crescent of sand and shingle, well sheltered from prevailing winds and backed by sand dunes. The dunes known as the Burrows are owned and managed by the National Park Authority and are grazed by ponies in the winter. They are criss-crossed by a network of footpaths – please follow the marked paths to avoid erosion of sensitive areas. Near the bay is a “holiday village” developed in the 1970s.

Toilets and telephone in car park, shop and cafe at Trewent Park. Other caravan/camping sites in the area. Pubic house in the village. Ice cream van near the beach in summer. There is a slipway and launching. Please help keep Freshwater East beautiful and take your rubbish home.

Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore, dunes and beach head. National Trust Byelaws apply to Trewent Point.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park



Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


Large sand and shingle beach with sand dunes, facing South East. Beach wheelchair available for hire. Telephone and toilets. Separate blue badge holders only car park. Crushed stone path from permit holders’ car park to main access to beach: 1:12 to 1:10 for 8 metres, then level concrete path onto soft sand.


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