21st May 2019 by

Posted in Pembrokeshire

Best Beaches for Families in Pembrokeshire

Beach Holidays!

Pembrokeshire is home to 52 fabulous beaches but not all are as family friendly as others. So, we’ve compiled a few which are ideal for all ages as they have been recognised as clean and offer high quality amenities very nearby. We also wanted to point you in the direction of beaches which little legs can manage to get too.

Pack up your BBQ’s and head on down to Broadhaven South Beach. This picturesque beach, covered in soft white sand, is great for kicking back and soaking up the sunshine. There are sand dunes and caves to explore and plenty of space for everyone to play games. The sea here has strong currents, but you can still enjoy a paddle, especially as it is one of the finest beaches in Pembrokeshire in terms of water quality. The National Trust carpark at the top of the cliffs above the beach has toilet facilities and an ice cream van frequently visits in the summer. The beach is accessed via steps from the carpark.

For a beach with golden sand and all the facilities you need just metres away, Tenby North Beach is perfect. It is a suntrap on windy days and is suitable for swimmers as it has a gently sloping seafloor. Lifeguards are present from the end of June to the end of September and there is an outdoor shower to rinse off under before leaving. To top it off there is a water sports company based on the beach where you can hire equipment and it’s accessible for wheelchair users. This beach was awarded Blue Flag Status in 2018.

Newport Sands is a half mile wide golden crescent which curves round to meet the mouth of the River Nevern. It is a stunning beach which is popular with swimmers, water sports enthusiasts and anglers. It is also a great beach for building sand castles! There is a slipway and lifeguards patrol between the end of June and beginning of September. This beach rarely gets crowded and is accessible for people with disabilities. A café and shop as well as toilets and carpark are located just metres from the sand and pretty, mediaeval Newport town is just a short drive away. Why not try something different and cycle here along the Celtic Trail?

Whitesands is one of the finest surfing beaches in the country and is perfect for all ages. Lifeguards are on patrol between the end of May and beginning of September as it is popular with swimmers, water sports enthusiasts and sand castle builders! Boat trips also run straight from here. There is a little café, toilets and surf hire shop and it’s also not too far from all that St Davids has to offer. It is accessible to wheelchair users was given Blue Flag status in 2018.

We hope you enjoy this rough guide to some of our favourite award-winning Pembrokeshire beaches which are suitable for the whole family. We are sure they will leave you with fond, happy memories and wanting to come back again!