5th November 2018 by

Posted in Pembrokeshire

A Beginners Guide to St Brides Bay

Everything you need to know to get you started!

The St. Brides Bay area is a truly breathtaking slice of North Pembrokeshire. Running From Wooltack Point to Ramsey Island, it is head to toe in beautiful coastline and is sprinkled with lovely villages: St.Brides, Martins Haven, Little Haven, Broad Haven, Nolton Haven, Newgale and Solva. It is an untouched stretch of coastline, with a feel of coastal village life and a real connection to the outdoors.

HOW TO SEE IT:

You could drive and stop at each little bay and village. You could take on the coast path and earn a LOT of Welsh cake calories in return. You could take the puffin explorer bus and gaze dreamily at the scenery as you meander through the coastal roads. You could surf, swim, paddle board or kayak in the many coves and beaches.

There are endless ways to explore this special place and making it a personal adventure is important. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Here’s a few of our favourite stops, walks and activities.

Wooltack Point:

The most Southern end of the bay, next to Martins Haven (where boats depart to Skomer Island to visit the Puffin colony of over 2000 rainbow-billed friends), and near to the dramatic Marloes Sands beach (which has a great place to get a coffee and good local food – Runwayskiln) .
Wooltack point makes for a great place for a short walk and sensational views. On a sunny day take a picnic and enjoy the soft grassy headland as dolphins jump and birds swoop in the water below.

Little Haven and Broad Haven:

Little Haven is a quaint fishing village almost completely untouched by the tourism trade. Time it right and at low tide you can walk accross the beach through The Settlands bay and on to Broad Haven. The Druidstone Hotel is nearby and is certainly something to put on your list for great food, local beers and a creative, hippy-chic atmosphere.

Nolton Haven:

If you’ve chosen to take the coast path you’ll drop down into Nolton Haven with spectacular views and be greeted by small beach that opens up at low tide. It’s a passing-through sort of place where you can take your walking boots off, have a drink and dip your toes in the sea, often with no one else around.

Newgale:

Newgale is a pebble beach and a great surf beach for learners. That doesn’t mean the waves are bad, it just means they are nice! The drive into Newgale by road is stunning as you round the corner to see the bay below. There’s a pub, a shop and a cafe, all of which have a good reputation with the locals, and a campsite that pretty much sits ON the beach. A great spot for a few nights listening to the sounds of the waves.

Solva:

Solva is a small harbour town with a vibrant community. Pubs, cafes, galleries and great walks await. See our blog posts on SOLVA HERE

Let us know what you thought of St.Brides Bay, and give us your favourite things to do, see and eat!