Tuesday, 5 July 2011
British Beaches in the Movies: Freshwater Bay
Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire came under the spotlight last year when it was chosen as a set for Robin Hood (2010). This Russell Crowe vehicle attempted, in vain, to re-establish his Gladiator (2000) persona and was really last year’s recycler movie with nods to 300 (2006), Lords of the Rings and even Saving Private Ryan (1998) thrown in. It’s not a film to change your life but the wonderful, beachy expanse does offer it a breathtaking backdrop. Freshwater West was also used as a location for the final film in the Harry Potter series. We have, obviously, yet to see the footage but locals have reported a giant cottage made out of shells built on the sands.