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The Little Retreats Top 5 Pembrokeshire Beaches

Pembrokeshire is famous for its rugged coastline, marine life and Blue Flag Beaches. If you are looking for a challenge this year why not start by completing the Pembrokeshire coastal path.The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail hugs the coastline for 186 miles or 299km of some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain. Or maybe you are looking for a lazy afternoon at the beach. We have rounded up our favourite local beaches within a 30-40 minute drive from The Little Retreats.

Barafundle Bay

Swathes of golden sand and crystal clear waters, Barafundle has been voted many times as one of the best beaches in Britain and the world, with comparisons drawn between the Caribbean.

This stunning beach has been used for many a film backdrop the most recent being Third Star. A small bay backed by dunes and pine trees, accessible only by a half mile walk from the nearest car park.

This pristine beach is isolated which means no facilities; so everything you take has to come back up over the cliffs.There is a small car park run by the National Trust which gets very busy in the summer months so head out early. There is a lovely cafe ( and toilets) near the car park which is great for lunch on a summer ( or winters ) day but it is a leisurely 25-30 minute stroll around the cliffs to reach this beach. If you are interested in snorkelling then Stackpole Quay is teeming with marine life.

Broad Haven South

Just along the coast from Barafundle is Broad Haven South. Another breath-taking sandy gold beach, s