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Freshwater West

Busy, consistent surf spot.
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2nd May 2004
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Easily the most well known, busiest and most consistent of Pembrokeshires surf beaches. It catches any swell going and provides plenty of beach breaks on sand bars and a wave that breaks on the rocks to the south of the beach.

In the past Freshwater West It has been the venue for the Welsh, British, and European Amateur Surfing Championships. Not so good for windsurfing as access to the beach can be difficult, but S-SW winds do produce big swells that are perfect for wave-riding if you can avoid the surfers.

For those looking for a long sandy beach that isn't too commercialised, then Freshwater West is perfect. It is backed by sand dunes with cliffs at either end and there are plenty of rock pools to explore and a restored seaweed collectors hut. The southernmost beach known as Frainslake Sands, is within the MOD's Castlemartin Artillery Range and firing times are indicated by red flags.

From Pembroke take the A4319 and follow signs to the beach where you'll find a car park at the top of the cliff. There are other car parks along the whole length of the beach too. Toilets are available in the car parks and accommodation is plentiful in Pembroke.
Sports Suitability
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Surf Conditions at Freshwater West can be Excellent
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Buggying Conditions at Freshwater West can be Good
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Windsurfing Conditions at Freshwater West can be Good
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Kitesurfing Conditions at Freshwater West can be Good
Wind Suitability
Windsurfing at Freshwater West Kitesurfing at Freshwater West
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE

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