There are two Broad Haven beaches which make up the charming coast of Pembrokeshire. In the north, sheltered by the cliffs, lies Broad Haven Beach in St Brides Bay and in the south backed by vast rolling dunes is the expanse sandy bay, Broad Haven South.
Located between Stackpole and Bosherston the popular tourist beach is accessible by various routes. By car you can park at the National Trust car park above the beach, in Bosherston village or at Stackpole Quay. From Bosherston the route takes you along the board walks past the blossoming lily ponds and from Stackpole Quay the walk guides you over the picturesque cliff tops towards Barafundle Bay and onwards.
At low tide the sea reveals a mass of soft, golden sand which stretches for what feels like miles. It provides plenty of room for the budding holiday-makers to set up camp for the day but be assured that it rarely feels crowded. With so many different areas to explore and play in you’ll never have a dull moment. Not only can you take a refreshing dip in the sea, you have the views from the surrounding headland to admire, small caves embedded in the cliffs to explore at low tide, the running stream from the Lily Ponds to splash around in and the island to on the west side to discover.
Church Rock also sits majestically out in the bay, I can’t say how far it is offshore but please be aware that the sea around Broad Haven South has strong currents and swell and can change quickly. If you plan to visit to be sure to check the tide times so you have plenty of sand to play on and don’t get cut off by the tide!
PLACES TO EAT
St Govan’s Country Inn – In walking distance from the sandy beach this countryside pub is the perfect spot to grab an evening meal. The menu is filled with delicious homemade dishes, just what you need to warm you up after a day of playing in the shivering sea.
Bosherston Tearoom – The tearoom is not only stunningly picturesque from the exterior with an inviting lawn to sit and watch the peaceful village go by, it also serves the most delicious homemade sponge cakes and lunches made even more scrumptious when accompanied by a large pot of tea! Do not that they don’t accept card, cash only.
No onsite facilities
Nearest toilets are located at the National Trust car park above the beach
Parking – National Trust car park above the beach, in Bosherston or at Stackpole Quay.
With the summer fast approaching here’s hoping for some sunny days for you to enjoy this tranquil haven.