Freshwater West Beach

South Pembrokeshire, Castlemartin, near Pembroke, SA71 5HW

‘Fresh West’ is wide, sandy and backed by high sheltered sand dunes. It’s famed for being wild and windy, especially in the winter months, and is a favourite of surfers as well as dogs. It also has the added benefit of a fresh water stream for dogs to drink from. Coast path walking in this area is at its best, and if you fancy the 9 mile trek to West Angle Bay then you will be rewarded with spectacular views, but it’s a real roller-coaster of a route!

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that the beach lies adjacent to a MOD live firing range at Castlemartin.

dog friendlyDog friendly all year!

car parkingFree car parks at North and South end of the beach, and on the roadside at peak times.


  Bins (both car parks)
Toilets (South car park)
Cafe Mor food van in high season

4 Responses to Freshwater West Beach
  1. Lyn
    July 16, 2016 |

    This is a brilliant site, thanks for all of the hard work that has gone into it. We have just finished a week long stay in Tenby with our Cockerpoo and managed to find a new beach everyday thanks to your website. Perfect!

    • Dog Rover
      July 18, 2016 |

      Thank you so much Lyn for your lovely comment. Glad Dog Rover was able to help you and your dog get the best from your holiday.

      Hope you find your way back to Pembrokeshire in the future 🙂

      All the best!

  2. Debbie darkes
    July 4, 2016 |

    Love ur website found some love beaches which the dogs are allowed thank you Best regards Debz

  3. Victoria
    August 30, 2012 |

    Excellent beach for allowing your dog off of the lead….miles

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