Broad Haven is probably the most popular beach in St Bride's Bay and provides an ideal location for a traditional seaside holiday. It is well located for visits to St Davids and the North Pembrokeshire coastline as well as Haverfordwest and Milford Haven to the south.
The beach is a paradise for children, with numerous rock pools and on the north end of the beach the craggy Lion's Head. It is popular with sail boarders and surfers when conditions are suitable. Haven Sports is a well-stocked water sports shop near the sea front with surf board and kayak hire. At low tide you can walk from Broad Haven to Little Haven along the beach past a bay called The Settlands.
Food and Drink
There are good facilities for parking and refreshments including The Galleon Inn, The Ocean Cafe, and a well-stocked village shop. Another pub, The Royal, can be found in the older part of the village.
The beach is hemmed in at each end by cliffs which attract geologists from all over Britain because of their unique features including a number of sea stacks, the most impressive of which is Den's Door at the north end of the beach, with two arches through its base. The huge 'whaleback' rock known as the Sleek Stone can be seen at the north end of the beach.
The remarkable Pembrokeshire Coast Path in either direction is fairly gentle. The path south will take you to St Bride's Bay via Little Haven or heading north is Newgale, past Druidston Haven and Nolton Haven. The coastal bus services can then return you to Broad Haven.
This is probably the only inter galactic resort in Wales. In the 1970s, the area was the scene of alleged UFO sightings and nicknamed the Broad Haven Triangle, humorously echoing the Bermuda Triangle, from a headline in The Sun that announced ‘Spaceman Mystery of the Terror Triangle’.
Our favourite things to do in the Broad Haven area
Try a new watersport such as sea kayaking or windsurfing, walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, walk to Little Haven for lunch.