7th December 2018 by

Posted in Holidays, Wales

Where to take your dog in Broad…

Dogs on Holiday in Broad Haven

Are you and your pup staying in one of our amazing homes in Broad Haven? Great choice! Broad Haven is a perfect place to stay with your dog as it’s right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and also home to gorgeous woodland and natural beauty. The locals here love dogs, so there’s plenty of options for food and drinks, too.

What dog doesn’t love a good -whispers- W.A.L.K? Broad Haven is surrounded by countryside and coast just waiting to be explored by you and your four-legged friend. Here’s a few walks that we love.

Solva to Broadhaven
This walk is an ambitious 11 miles and should not be taken without experience of coastal walking. Be sure to pack food and drink for you and your dog. That being said, for the seasoned walkers among you this is an incredible trek along the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path. It will take you across cliff tops and fields, with truly breathtaking views across the coast as well as guiding you through quaint villages, towns and beaches.
If you don’t fancy taking this on all in one go, the walk can be broken down into several shorter, but just as inspiring walks. See the Pembrokeshire Coast Path website for details.

  • 11 miles
  • Views of St.Brides Bay
  • Visit Solva, Newgale, Nolton Haven and Druidstone
  • Challenging sections
  • Dog friendly food, drinks and beaches
  • Steps, kissing gates & wild animals – keep dogs on leads when you see other animals

Stackpole Quay to Bosherston.
A favourite amongst the locals take this walk along cliff tops, across beaches, through lilyponds and charming woodland. Dogs are not allowed on Broad Haven beach during the summer season but there’s an equally as lovely alternative route over the hills above the beach. Barafundle beach is dog friendly all year round.
Start at Stackpole Quay and look across at the bold red sandstone cliffs. Drop down onto the awe-inspiring, multi award winning, dog friendly Barafundle bay and either take the woodland route at the back of the beach or head over the cliffs across to Broadhaven. Here you can either take the beach or hill route to join the Bosherston Lily Ponds track. Finish off with tea and cake at the old tea rooms or a pint and some pub grub at St.Govans Inn.

  • 6.5 miles
  • Easy-moderate
  • Steps and steep sections
  • Great views and picnic spots
  • Optional woodland route
  • Wild animals may be on path. Keep your dog on a lead if you see any animals
  • Opportunity to see 18th century Stackpole estate, gardens and historical points of interest

Druidstone Chins to Black Point.
This wheelchair friendly walk is a short and enjoyable route from Druidstone Chins to Black Point. Druidstone is a short drive from Broad Haven. The path is along a minor coast road, with opportunity to stop and admire the incredible views across St.Brides bay and watch the changing rock formations. Stop at The Druidstone Hotel cellar bar for a drink or drop down to Broad Haven beach and throw a ball or a stick for your furry friend. Cafe situated opposite the beach.

  • 1.1 miles
  • Easy terrain and wheelchair accessible
  • Several viewpoints
  • Limited parking nearby

Haroldston Woodland Walk.
This circular walk is an easy 3.2 miles through the beautiful, ancient Haroldston woodland and the white sands of Broad Haven beach. Keep your eyes open for birds, badgers and rare slow worms and enjoy the contrast of wide open coast and dappled sunlight through woodland canopy.

  • 3.2 miles
  • Circular walk
  • Easy terrain
  • Coast and country views
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities
  • Haroldston church
  • Views of Ramsey and Skomer

Food and Drink
There are plenty of places that welcome our furry friends in and nearby Broad Haven. Here’s a few to get you started.

  • The Beach Cafe in Broad Haven is dog friendly and right next to the beach. An ideal stop after a walk or swim.
  • The Druidstone Hotel in Broad Haven has a cellar bar that welcomes dogs and serves food that has consistently been mentioned in the Good Food Guide since 1974 and offers local beer, teas and coffees.
  • St Brides Inn in Little Haven allows dogs in the beer garden and has a reputation for good food.
  • The Swan Inn in little haven has a dog friendly bar, downstairs restaurant and terrace. They also offer water, dog beer and dog beds for furry patrons
  • St.Govans Inn in Bosherston is dog friendly and serves great pub grub and Sunday lunch.
  • Ye Olde Worlde Cafe is in Bosherston and is a real local favourite. Expect unpretentious old fashioned tea, cakes and ice creams. Dogs welcome in the large seated garden.

These are certainly not the only places that are dog friendly in and nearby Broad Haven, they’re just some of our favourites. Be sure to explore the area yourself and let us know if you find any great pooch-friendly spots we should include on this list.