Pembrokeshire is famous for its beautiful beaches and stunning coastline. From the urban beaches in Tenby to the many smaller havens there is something for everyone to enjoy. At some of the best beaches in Wales we can enjoy searching in rock pools, swimming safely between the flags on our lifeguarded beaches and building sandcastles on stretches of golden sand. For more information about all of our beaches and what they have to offer follow this link to the Visit Pembrokeshire website.
On our doorstep we are lucky to have 12 Blue Flag beaches, the most in one county in Wales. The Blue Flag is an international standard which recognises beaches which are the cleanest and have the best water quality. Beaches have to meet a series of stringent checks to be awarded this status. The beaches in Pembrokeshire which have reached this standard along with a further 7 which have achieved the Welsh Green Coast award for cleanliness and water quality are:
Pembrokeshire Leisure and Pembrokeshire Beaches
Pembrokeshire Leisure are proud of the role we play in maintaining Pembrokeshire’s beautiful beaches and keeping them safe and enjoyable places to visit. To keep our beaches at the highest standard, Pembrokeshire Leisure and Pembrokeshire County Council work hard all year round. Work completed includes:
- Safety equipment checks
- Pontoon checks
- Emergency phone checks
- Working in partnership with the RNLI who lifeguard 13 beaches
- Managing Blue Flag and Green Coast applications
- Managing dog restrictions
- Working in partnership with Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks
We all play a role in staying safe at the beach and in keeping our beaches clean. The next time you visit even collecting 5 pieces of rubbish can help make our beaches cleaner and safer places to visit.
Every year there are accidents, drownings and near misses on our beaches and around open water. Pembrokeshire Leisure in partnership with the RNLI and Swim Wales support the delivery of the 4 key water safety messages and Float to Live campaign:
- Stop and think – is it safe? What dangers are there? Is there a lifeguard?
- Stay together – stay close to family or friends. If going alone tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. carry a phone to call for help.
- Float – Float to Live. Stretch out in a star shape on your back and float until you feel calm. Once calm wave your arms, shout for attention and swim to safety if you can.
- Call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard. Ask for the fire and rescue service if inland. After you call for help see if there is something you can throw to help someone float. Do not enter the water yourself.
For more information on water safety head over to the RNLI website
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