Swanlake Bay near Manorbier, Tenby, Pembrokeshire

by George
(South Wales)

Swanlake is certainly not an official naturist beach and is predominantly used by "textiles". However, both groups coexist very happily together. This, I believe, is how things should be everywhere.

The bay is best approached from East Moor Farm where the owners have provided limited car parking with an "honesty box" for nominal charges. There follows a ten minute walk down to the beach, with a short scramble down at the end. The beach is relatively isolated, but is overlooked by the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which crosses behind the bay.

The naturists tend to scatter themselves randomly, but they encounter little or no hassle. Bolder naturists will stroll from their "pitches" down to the sea. On less crowded days it is possible to walk the whole length of the beach completely naked while the textiles remain below the rear of the bay. I think the place is fabulous, if only because of its "live and let live" attitudes. Ideal for first timers.

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Aug 08, 2014
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Lovely
by: Anonymous

Visited here last week. Parked in the field 'beach car park' although I wasn't sure if I was in the right field as there were no other cars despite signs saying the beach car park was open (signs point you so far then run out). Would have been happy to pay but didn't see an honesty box anywhere. Perhaps because the ink was wearing off the signs.

I went to the right side of the beach away from the other bathers as no one else was naked. Spent a glorious afternoon sunbathing and swimming. No one bothered me at any stage, although I was definitely spotted by people arriving or leaving. At one point everyone else had left so I took a delightful walk from one end of the beach to the other, along the shoreline.

My first public nudity was a wonderful experience on this beach.

Jul 20, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Just got back from Tenby. Swanlake Bay is a terrific beach for naturism being very quiet. It is slightly overlooked by the coastpath which doesn't bother me or the walkers apparently.

There is now parking again at the farm, simply take the sharp left turn after Jameston then first right into the farm and pay the £3 honesty box on the gate.

Jul 12, 2013
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No Parking at the farm
by: Anonymous

Drove up to the farm and there is definitely NO PARKING there now. The previous owner died in 2009 and the new owner seems to be renovating the place.

Sep 29, 2011
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Swanlake Bay
by: Anonymous

Visited this week on a glorious sunny day which changed my outlook on this beach, it looked and felt terrific. Only two other naturists on the beach at the time and three or four textiles, with the usual passing walkers on the coast path, no problems.

Aug 10, 2011
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Swan Lake
by: Anonymous

Can any one tell me is Swan Lake is still a Naturist Beach....also wondering if any one has been to the Tything Barn of late...

I recently spent a few Days at Freshwater West which does appear to be a mixed beach with textiles and non textile. The area to the right of the beach amongst the rocks is the better part of the beach...August 2011


Jun 24, 2011
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Swanlake Beach and Marloes Sands
by: Anonymous

I spent some hours at Swanlake yesterday and was not certain of its status as a Naturist beach, so covered up when there were other people nearby.

It is an excellent beach and there was only one other naturist at the far end near the rocks. It is a pleasant walk along the Coast Path from Manobier but should not be tackled by any one who is not 100% mobile as it is very steep and could be slippery in wet weather.

Marloes Sands near Dale is a huge expanse of unpopulated sand at low tide and naturism is fine. A better beach would be difficult to imagine but it disappears at high tide so care is involved.

Jan 31, 2010
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SAD LOSS
by: carol

Sadly Mr Roch who owned East Moore Farm has now passed away , he will be sadly missed.

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