Sandy Haven


Sandy Haven
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

This is a remote rocky beach where sand is exposed at low tide. It looks out over Milford Haven waterway.


A good spot for coastal walking, exploring the estuary and bird watching.

Wildlife and Walks

It is possible to walk across the estuary but beware if you are cut off by the tide you will have a long walk back. Walks in the area give excellent views of Skolkholm and Skomer islands renowned for their seabird populations.

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

2017 Sufficient

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.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

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 Sandy Haven

Campsite Campsite



There is parking above the beach on the eastern side of the estuary though parking is limited on the western side.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information