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Barafundle Bay

Pembrokeshire is well known for its stunning coastline, often regarded as one of the best coastlines in the UK. As well as the rugged cliffs, secret coves, hidden caves, abundant wildlife and tranquil islands that Pembrokeshire is famed for there are many fantastic beaches that cater to families and surfers alike.

Here is our guide to the beaches along the south coast of Pembrokeshire to visit during a short break in Pembrokeshire:

Amroth is a half mile long sandy beach, which at low tide has a huge expanse of sand, which makes a great space for beach games.

Barafundle Bay is probably one of the very best beaches in the UK. Barafundle is a small pretty bay that is backed by sand dunes and pine trees. The beach can only be reached by a half mile walk from the car park but don’t let this put you off as the golden sands and beautiful blue waters more than makes up for the trek from the car

Broad Haven South is a wide sandy bay backed by sand dunes that lead from the National Trusts Bosherston Lily Ponds. There are a number of caves to see and even springs bursting from the cliffs.

Church Doors Cove is a small sand and rock cove, which is surrounded by huge towering cliffs carved by the forces of nature in to a ‘door’. The beach can only be accessed at low tide.

Coppet Hall is a safe beach with a wide expanse of sand with rock pools along its eastern edge.

Freshwater East is a wide bay with a golden sandy beach backed by sand dunes.

Freshwater West is a sandy and rocky beach that is ideal for surfers. The beach has the best waves in the county but due to the strong currents it’s only really suitable for experienced surfers. The beaches popularity is set to sky rocket this year as two of 2010 biggest blockbusters have been filmed on the beach. Both Harry Potter and Robin Hood have filmed scenes on the beach.

Lydstep Haven is a privately owned beach of sand and pebbles back by a wooded cliff.

Manorbier is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes with a stream running through the northern end.

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