12th November 2018 by

Posted in Pembrokeshire

Dog Friendly Milford Haven

Dog friendly places in Milford Haven

Milford Haven is an interesting Pembrokeshire town with docks, a modern marina and points of historical interest due to is industrial past. Part of the breathtaking 186 mile long Pembrokeshire Coast Path, it’s a great place to stay or visit with dogs, it even has its own vets and doggy salon. Here we list a few of our favourite pooch-friendly walks, cafes, restaurants and beaches.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path – Milford Haven – Dale:
A breathtaking 9 mile walk including Gelliswick Bay, Sandy Haven and Dale. The Coast Path can be picked up most places in Pembrokeshire and is a perfect way to spend the day with your four legged friend. Put dogs on leads whenever you see wild animals such as sheep and cattle.

Blackbridge Circular Walk:
Starting at Milford Marina car park, this is an easy to moderate walk that’ll keep your dog interested with lots of changing environments and views. 3.8 miles of urban footpath, bridleway, rural paths, quiet lands and some roadways.

Hubberston Circular Walk:
Another great circular walk, starting and finishing at the harbour car-park. This walk has magnificent views of the water way, historical architectural points of interest, the docks and St.Davids church. 3.4 miles.

Canine Cafe’s
Coco’s Restaurant on Discovery Quay is a cool-but-welcoming place to eat with a quirky, up-cycled interior. Serving fresh food made with local ingredients, the reviews speak for themselves. Expect well-priced, outstanding food with great service and a cocktail menu too. Dogs welcome during lunch.

Foamis a well regarded cafe and restaurant on Milford Marina with top-notch food and a relaxed atmosphere. Dogs welcomed at the outside terrace.

Not far away in lovely Little Haven, The Castle and The Swan are both dog friendly.

The Ocean Bar & Restaurant in Broad Haven is also a great place to take dogs after some time exploring the beach. Stay and watch the sun set over the sea. Most of the pubs in Milford Haven welcome dogs.

Paw Prints in the Sand
Beaches are a dog’s dream place to play, right? Luckily Milford Haven has loads of beautiful beaches nearby for you both to explore.

Marloes Sands: A dramatic, long beach with lots of rock pools and great views of Skomer Island.

Gelliswick Beach: Unusual views of coast and Milford’s refineries.

Sandy Haven: A pretty, large bay with a creek to play in and plenty of space for ball throwing.

Barafaundle Bay: With more awards than we care to count, Barafundle is a spot of outstanding beauty. Not far away in a car, the best way to get to Barafundle is to park at Stackpole Quay and walk over the headland, with spectacular (like – really, really good) views of red sandstone cliffs, sky-blue seas and Caldey Island, before heading through an old stone arch and taking the steps down to the beach. From Barafundle you can walk up behind the dunes and through the forest and fields circling back to Stackpole, or head straight across the beach and pick up a path leading up to the cliffs and on to Broadhaven beach, which connects to Bosherston Lily Ponds. If you make it all the way, be sure to stop at St.Govan’s Inn for some local beer and food, or stop at the old tearooms just next door.

Please respect our coast and put poo bags in a bin (be prepared to keep it with you if there isn’t one nearby). Plastic is toxic to the environment and wildlife.