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Pembrey

Carmarthenshire

An 8 mile long stretch of sand edged by a belt of sand dunes along the entire length. The beach falls within Pembrey Country Park. Visitors can enjoy clear views across Carmarthen Bay (an SPA and Marine Site) to Tenby and the Gower.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2016 Excellent

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Facilities at Pembrey beach

Food availableToilets

Parking

Car parking is available - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions

No dogs on main beach - May to September.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned manually and mechanically daily during the summer

Lifeguards

Yes

Dates and times | See safety tab

Activities

Swimming, sea canoeing and fishing take place in zoned areas. The area also hosts local fishing competitions, sandcastle competitions and parakarting and sand yachting events. There is a visitor centre here.

Wildlife and Walks

The dunes and surrounding area are designated SSSI's (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). Nature trails exist throughout the Country Park, including the beach. The Saltings area is a local nature reserve. For more on walks in the area: http://www.walescoastpath.gov.uk See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, from 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

2016 Excellent

What’s 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

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Click here for more information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong
currents
Tidal
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Dates and times

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Pembrey beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Pembrey beach

Fish2Fork

We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

There are currently no restuarants listed within 10 miles of this beach!

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Pembrey beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Fin Cawthera
on 1 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ceri Jones
on 30 May 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lisa Summerhill
on 28 May 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karen Gray
on 18 May 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Matt Barnes
on 3 May 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Vernon Jones
on 29 Apr 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Zoe Edwards
on 27 Apr 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Colin Jenkins
on 2 Apr 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Louise Panes
on 23 Mar 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by John Allen
on 4 Mar 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Charlotte Peckham
on 16 Feb 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by paul Griffiths
on 5 Feb 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tracey Hall
on 21 Jan 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Helen Pryor
on 20 Jan 2017

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