We are truly spoilt for choice with beautiful beaches here in Pembrokeshire, whether you’re looking for the perfect paddleboarding spot, a place to hit the waves or a hidden gem with spectacular views there is something for everyone. We asked the whole team at Puffin Cottage Holidays which Pembrokeshire beach was their favourite and why.
Andy and Vicki love spending their time at Coppet Hall beach, it’s easy to access, has plenty of parking and boasts fantastic facilities. There are toilets, changing rooms, a cafe, paddleboarding hire and even a little shop if you forget your swimmers. You’ll often find them with friends and family having a BBQ and enjoying some paddleboarding, the bay itself is protected from most wind directions so it’s the perfect spot and even with high tide there is plenty of sand left for you to enjoy your day.
West Angle Bay
Tyler’s favourite beach is West Angle Bay, it’s a rocky haven perfect for exploring the rock pools with little ones. Tyler spends most of her summer with her family there and loves nothing more than finishing the day off with a BBQ and an ice cream from Wavecrest. There is plenty of parking, toilets and a great café, it’s also easy to access the footpath for some coastal exploring.
St Govan’s Bay
Mai’s favourite Pembrokeshire beach is St Govan’s Bay, she loves it as its peaceful and tends to be much quieter away from the hustle and bustle. There’s parking on the headland’s where you can follow the stony path down to the secluded beach, it’s the ideal place for peace and quiet whilst taking in the views.
St Brides Haven
Anna’s favourite beach is St Brides Haven, it’s a sheltered, rocky beach perfect for exploring rock pools with little ones. There is parking and toilets so you can stay and enjoy the beach all day if the weather permits.
Fiona loves spending time at Broadhaven South Beach, it’s backed by sandy dunes and the perfect spot for taking to dogs for a walk. You can either park at the beach car park and head down the steps to the beach or you can park at Bosheston Lilyponds where you can enjoy a longer walk taking in the Pembrokeshire scenery.
Church Doors Cove, Skrinkle
If you’re like Emma and would prefer a walk on the headland’s rather than a beach day, then Church Doors Cove is the place for you. Enjoy a headland walk on the coastal path via Skrinkle Haven then take the steep steps down and through ‘church doors’ to enjoy this quiet, secluded beach. Take extra care on the steep ravine and make sure you check the tides as the beach is not accessible during high tide.
North Beach, Tenby
Rob likes to get a coffee in the morning and take a walk along Tenby’s North Beach. The zig zag walkway leads right down to the beach where you can walk across to the harbour. North Beach is a wide, sandy beach with toilets, water sports and a café in the summer season making it the perfect spot to enjoy that beach day.
Solva Harbour and Beach
Helen spends most of her time on the water on her paddleboard, her favourite spot for paddle boarding is Solva where you could paddle across to Newgale if you wanted to. At low tide the harbour is empty but there’s a stream where you can enjoy crabbing and a spot of fishing. The shallow beach makes it a great place for children to explore.
Sheryle’s favourite beach in Pembrokeshire is Freshwater West, it’s a wide sandy, pebble beach which is popular for dog walking and the ideal surf spot. There is parking and toilets available, and you may even find Dobby’s grave (if you’re a Harry Potter fan!).
Kirsty’s favourite spot is Barafundle Bay, it’s probably Pembrokeshire’s worst kept secret! To access Barafundle Bay you need to walk across the headlands at Stackpole Quay, the terrain can be rocky and uneven and there is a steep decline to get to the beach itself but it is definitely worth it to see this hidden gem!
Based in South Pembrokeshire, Puffin Cottage Holidays are a family run business, with a wealth of knowledge on the area and the local attractions and have been successfully letting holiday accommodation for over 15 years.
We aim to provide our customers with excellent service before, during and after your holiday, making your break away from home as enjoyable, relaxing and hassle free as possible. We understand that you may lead a busy life which is why we make ourselves available out of hours and on weekends, so that we can help you find your perfect holiday at a time convenient to you and if there is anything we can do to make your holiday more special just let us know.
Remember we specialise in all sorts of properties whether you are looking for Sea Views, Pet Friendly, Character, Rural, Hot Tubs, Lodges, Apartments, Cottages, Pods and keep close to our website for the best late deals!
We are in the process of building up our portfolio of properties, so if you have a property that you would like to let with us, please take a look at our Property owners page and contact us for more details. Our current properties are predominantly based in Tenby, Saundersfoot, Penally and surrounding areas therefore access to Pembrokeshires award winning beaches is never too far away!
Date: 04 November 2023