The beach at Freshwater West (west of Milford Haven on the south side of the estuary) is famously beautiful. Surfers love it for the biggest waves in Wales and it has featured in numerous films.
In addition, this huge sweeping beach was once the epicentre of the Welsh laverbread industry. This is the nutritious seaweed which was once a healthy component of most miner’s packed lunches. The easily-recognised plant still grows in profusion along the tide line, but the easiest way to enjoy if – and several other delicious local seaweeds – is in the award-winning Café Mor http://www.beachfood.co.uk/cafemor.php which is open from April to October. If you do want to experiment further with finding your own seaweeds, here is a good website – http://www.seaweed.ie/descriptions/
For anyone interested in sourcing local crabs and lobsters, try phoning local fisherman Huw Baker. He operates out of nearby Freshwater East and will sell straight from the boat, Needless to say you won’t get fresher and are extremely unlikely to get cheaper. Prices vary according to season, but the going rate is generally around £12 / kg for lobster and £2 for crab. Phone in advance for availability and landing times – 07970929385.