Pembrokeshire could be the first county in Wales to have a smoke-free beach.
The proposal is part of a county-wide initiative to promote the importance of a clean environment, good health and well-being.
The trial no-smoking beach, thought to be the first in Wales, was backed today by Pembrokeshire County Council's Cabinet and officers will draw up a detailed plan.
Cllr Huw George, cabinet member for environmental and regulatory services, said the initiative was aimed at encouraging young people to choose healthy options in life.
‘Seeing people smoke in family friendly places such as playgrounds and sports areas helps to normalise smoking, making it appear harmless,’ he said.
‘Tobacco kills more than 5,000 people in Wales every year, not to mention the costs to the health service from the treatment of smoking related illnesses.'