Mermaid Tears Contaminate Pembrokeshire Beaches

Thousands of tiny pieces of plastic washed up on Freshwater West beach this week.

Named ‘mermaid’s tears’, the plastic pellets are usually the result of industry and domestic waste, broken down by the waves. As well as littering the sand, these small pieces of plastic can be harmful to sealife.


The National Trust will be running beach cleans at Freshwater West on Sunday, January 14, and Wednesday, February 21, between noon and 2pm.