Cari Ormerod had gone away with her friend to Pendine, when during a walk near Marros Beach on 25th March, she fell and broke her ankle.
Quickly realising she couldn’t move, Cari called HM Coastguard.
Once alerted at around 12.50pm, Coastguard Rescue Teams from Tenby and Llansteffan and the Coastguard helicopter from St Athan were sent to the scene.
Cari, 47, said: “It was really scary, I just knew straight away my ankle was broken. I went into a hole where it twisted and then I heard it crack.
“I knew we were miles from the road, from anywhere, but there was no way I could walk.”
On arrival Cari was transferred by helicopter to the ambulance that took her to hospital.
Talking about the Coastguard arrival, Cari said: “All I felt was relief, the teams take over and you can just relax. You feel safe when you see and hear them.
“There was no way I could get down to the beach so the helicopter was called and within no time it had arrived. I was so scared but I had no choice.
“I’m so grateful we were directed to the Coastguard, we didn’t know who to go to. Words cannot express how grateful I am.”