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Martin's Haven, Haverfordwest (Pembrokeshire)

Updated: Aug 10, 2021

I absolutely loved Martin's Haven for more than one reason. This is really close to Marloes so somewhere to visit when you're in the area. One of the prettiest villages in Wales - I could see myself living there.

Why Visit Martin's Haven?

  • This little village has everything in my opinion! It reminds me of the village in 'The Vicar of Dibley' - it's only small but it's so quaint and well kept and you have the vibe that everyone knows each other.

  • In the village itself there was a lovely playground that was so well kept and tidy with lots for little ones to do and explore. There was a big field attached to the park with football goalposts to have a kick around.

  • Also in the village were public toilets, a pub and a restaurant (all of which you are close enough to use if you visit Marloes Sands too - see previous blog.)

  • If you follow your nose the whole way through Martin's Haven you'll come to a car park. Again this is National Trust run so £3 for 3 hours or £6 for the day.

  • There's a short walk down to the beach from the car park. You could take a pram or wheelchair down here as it's all paved, but it does get a little steep in places. You can take the car all the way down to the beach but it's a dead end and you'd have to have some good reversing skills to get to the turning point!

  • On the way down to the beach there's a small hut where you can book boat trips to Skomer Island and they also sell light refreshments. This was closed when we went due to Covid, but I had a peep through the window and it looked like a nice little shop.

  • On the beach itself are toilets - you may have picked up already that that's quite important to us!!

  • The beach itself is a pebbled beach with rock pools to explore. This is the type of place I would come on an Autumn day with a picnic to throw stones and go for a walk.

  • If you head left along the coastal path you would reach St Anne's Head and heading right would take you to St Brides - the walk is doable with a little one who likes to walk or a baby in a carrier, but you wouldn't get a pram on the path (as with most coastal paths to be fair).

Take a scroll through the photos below to see the lovely Martin's Haven. If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing beach with excellent views from the coastal path, you'd love Martin's Haven. This maybe on my retirement short list!

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