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Swanlake Bay Beach

Tenby, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

This is an isolated shingle beach with sand flats exposed at low tide, situated in a bay and backed by low cliffs.

Beach Type



There is a cafe on a nearby farm



Nature and Wildlife

The beach is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. and is in an area that is designated as a SSSI. The beach is on the route of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Volunteers from Pembrokeshire County Council and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park clean the beach occasionally. There are no litter bins and dogs are allowed all year. The beach suffers from occasional fishing debris and litter.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Pembroke Tourist Information Centre - visit the tourist website of Pembrokeshire County Council:


Nearest town: Tenby
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6463, -4.82607
Postcode: SA70 8QP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Access to the beach can be gained from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or from other footpaths in the area.

Public Transport

There is a bus service from Tenby to Pembroke which stops within 1km of the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Manorbier (Approx. 2 miles away)
Lamphey (Approx. 2 miles away)
Pembroke (Approx. 4 miles away)
Penally (Approx. 5 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.


There is no parking close to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Manorbier, Manorbier (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Freshwater East, Lamphey (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Trewent Hill, Freshwater East (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Lydstep Head, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Recreation Ground, Carew (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Carew Castle, Carew (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
St. Elidor's Church, Cheriton (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Stackpole Quay, Freshwater East (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Butts Lane, Carew (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Pembroke Station, Pembroke (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tenby