Freshwater West beach has free car parking and is only a couple of minutes away from Newton Farm Campsite. It is a long, sandy beach that is backed by large sand dunes. It is very popular for surfing, kayaking and bodyboarding, however it is only suitable for experienced and strong swimmers because of strong currents. Freshwater West has been used as a location for several movies. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows it was the location for the Shell Cottage and where Dobby the Elf was laid to rest. Although the Shell Cottage is no longer there, you can still go and see all the tributes that have been placed on Dobby's Grave. Ridley Scott's version of Robin Hood was also filmed at Freshwater West. The beach appeared in the film several times, doubling as locations in France and England, but mostly it was the location of the great battle scene towards the end of the film. Filming on the beach involved stars such as Russel Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong and Oscar Isaac. A third movie, Their Finest, which starred Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy was also filmed here and the beach doubled as the beach at Dunkirk. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Cruiser hail and ride bus runs to and from Freshwater West and will stop at Newton Farm Campsite.
West Angle Bay
The west-facing beach at West Angle Bay has good views of the opposite headland of the Milford Haven Waterway and the lighthouse at St Anne's head. It is quite a sandy beach with some rocky cliffs and rockpools. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs around Angle and the bay. West Angle Bay is classed as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and has this year once again been awarded a Green Coast Award. West Angle Bay has a cafe, ice cream shop, toilets and parking. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Cruiser hail and ride bus also runs to and from West Angle Bay and will stop at Newton Farm Campsite.
Angle Bay (Kilpaison bay)
Kilpaison Bay is a wide, shallow bay situated between the headlands of Angle Point and Sawdern Point. It is very popular for bird watching, fishing, cockling and boating. Kilpaison is normally much quieter than other nearby beaches, however it is not a particularly sandy beach. It is known for its spectacular sunsets and was the inspiration for Welsh Poet Waldo Williams' well-known poem, Cofio (Remembrance). The Pembrokeshire Coast Path also runs around Kilpaison Bay and the bay is a Marine Special Area of Conservation.