Two Pembrokeshire beaches have been revealed as some of the UK’s best dog-friendly beaches. 

A new study, by Showers To You, has analysed the Google ratings of 148 beaches across the UK that don’t have dog restrictions. 

An average rating was then calculated and converted into an index score. 

In Pembrokeshire, two beaches made the top ten - Marloes Sands, at number four, and Freshwater West, coming in at sixth. 

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Marloes Sands ranked fourth on the list. (Andy Watkins on Unsplash)

Marloes Sands, in Marloes, had an index score of 8.2, less than one point behind the UK’s top dog-friendly beach, Durdle Door in Dorset, which had a score of 8.85. 

The beach is backed by cliffs and stretches nearly a mile in length, meaning there’s plenty of space for your four-legged friends to explore. 

It has an average of 4.9 stars out of five on Google, with multiple visitors describing it as “beautiful” and “great for a long walk”. 

Freshwater West, which has often been used as a filming location.

Freshwater West, near Castlemartin, had an index score of 8.03, with an average of 4.8 stars out of five on Google. 

The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and has been used in multiple films and television shows, including Robin Hood, The Thief of Baghdad, and the Harry Potter series. 

Reviews describe the beach as “absolutely stunning” with a “huge expanse of dog-friendly soft golden sand”.