Broad Haven (South)


Broad Haven (South)
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Broadhaven South is a large sandy rural beach surrounded by a rugged coastline, and very popular with families.


The beach is used for swimming and surfing. Access to the beach is via the National Trust carpark at BroadHaven South but the beach can also be accessed from the Stackpole Centre by walking through the picturesque Bosherston Lakes or from the Bosherston lakes car park.

Wildlife and Walks

Behind the beach there are beautiful walks around a large National Trust-managed lily pond. The beach is on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Broad Haven (South)

Campsite Campsite Toilets Toilets Bins Bins



There is a National Trust car park - there is a fee for this unless you are a member.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily


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