Freshwater East


Freshwater East
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sandy beach backed by dunes and surrounding headland. Historically this secluded beach was a haunt for smugglers. Now popular with water sports enthusiasts and local fishermen.


Windsurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing and swimming are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is on the Pembrokeshire coastal path - The Freshwater East Local Nature Reserve is just behind the beach.

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

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
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 Freshwater East

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Parking available - charges apply.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Daily hand picked.


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