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The Best Beaches In Pembrokeshire | Monkstone Beach

Monkstone Beach, Pembrokeshire

One of the best beaches in Pembrokeshire, Wales, has to be Monkstone beach if you like quiet beaches.

It may only be small in size, not be the easiest to access, nor have any facilities, but it is a small piece of heaven on Earth!

Situated between Saundersfoot and Tenby, two of the most popular tourist destinations in Wales lies a beach that can offer respite from these bustling locations.

The beach is a truly stunning place! And one for those who like to get away from it all!

Monkstone Beach Review In This Video:

Access To Monkstone Beach

Monkstone Beach has three main routes which lead to the ridge above the beach. 

Firstly, it is possible to walk to the beach via the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, either from the North or South.

From the North, it is approximately 1.5 miles from Saundersfoot Beach, and alternatively, from the South, it is approximately 3 miles from Tenby’s northernmost beach. 

The second option is to park at the Trevayne Farm and walk just under half of a mile down to the beach. 

Trevayne Farm has excellent facilities for campers and tourers, a cottage and even a Farm shop! Parking here for the beach is limited to the lane entering the farm, which can be found by visiting here.

However, it is important to note that the routes mentioned above all rely on accessing the beach via a relatively steep path from the cliff ridge. 

For most, this should not be an issue, but for those with mobility issues, or young families, this could prove to be difficult.  Another beach with good access that is not far away is Freshwater East.

The third and final option is to walk around the coast from the North at low-tide. 

The video above will give you an idea of access to the beach.

Postcode For Farm: SA69 9DL

Facilities At The Beach

There are no facilities on the beach. The closest are at the farm mentioned above.

High Tide at Monkstone Beach

On The Beach

Monkstone beach is a peaceful and tranquil place that is surrounded by interesting features.

The beach its self is backed by a large number of rocks but boasts untainted golden compact sands, which are a pleasure to walk ok!

It is common to have the place to yourself, and even in peak season, it rarely gets busy, despite being so close to popular tourist areas!

At high tide, there is usually little to no sand left on the beach, so it is best to check tide times before attending.

The beach is fully dog friendly, and if your furry friends are anything like ours, they will love it!

Our Final Thoughts

This beach is not for everyone; if anything, it will suit the minority who are willing to travel to it and enjoy the isolation.

If you like to walk and explore, the walk between here and Wisemans Bridge has some excellent coastline to experience! 

However, should you be of the few, then we think you will really enjoy this place; we do!

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