British Beaches

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Manorbier Bay Beach

Pembroke, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

Manorbier has been described as one of the most beautiful spots in Wales with its sandy beach surrounded by cliffs and dunes. The village itself is picturesque and the beach extremely popular with bathers and surfers, although the water does get overcrowded in the summer.

Beach Type

Sand and rocks


Toilets are available
Including disabled facilities
There are shops and pubs reasonably close to the beach
There is wheelchair access between the car park and the beach head
And also a viewing platform for wheelchairs


The beach is used for surfing
Swimming and fishing
No details of zoning

Nature and Wildlife

There is a walking pack available from the Tourist Information Centre or from the National Park Authority which highlights walks based from Manorbier car park. The areas around Manorbier are steeped in history and are well worth exploring. A circular walk

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the council. please dispose of fouling in the general litter bins provided.


Dogs are allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tenby Tourist Information Centre. The Croft. SA70 8AP. Tel: +44 (0)1834 842402 . Fax: +44 (0)1834 845439


Nearest town: Pembroke
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6414, -4.80698
Postcode: SA70 8QR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From Pembroke or Tenby. take the A4139. The B4585 to Manorbier loops off this road and the beach is signposted from Manorbier village.

Public Transport

There is a bus service to the village from Tenby and Pembroke. The nearest train station is Manorbier. approximately 2 miles from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Manorbier (About a mile and a half away)
Lamphey (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penally (Approx. 4 miles away)
Pembroke (Approx. 4 miles away)
Tenby (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


The National Park Authority runs a pay-and-display car park (free out of season). There are about 160 car parking places and there are spaces for the disabled.

Nearby Car Parks

Manorbier, Manorbier (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Lydstep Head, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Freshwater East, Lamphey (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Trewent Hill, Freshwater East (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Penally Station, Penally (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Recreation Ground, Carew (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Carew Castle, Carew (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Butts Lane, Carew (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Marsh Road, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Stackpole Quay, Freshwater East (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Pembroke