Freshwater West

A memorial in the car-park records the WW2 landing craft disaster that occurred on April 25th, 1943.

This disaster occurred on April 25th 1943 when two semi-completed Landing Craft Guns – LCG 15 and 16 – on passage from Belfast to Falmouth foundered in severe weather at the entrance to Milford Haven with the loss of 72 men from the LCGs and a further six men who bravely launched a rowing cutter from HMS Rosemary to try to effect a rescue.

The black-and-white concrete cylinders along the side of the road are former WW2 anti-tank cylinder obstacles used to form road blocks. Near the lay-by on Gupton Burrows are the footings of a hut associated with a searchlight site, one of many along this coastal stretch.