Broadhaven Beach (Broad Haven North)

This westerly facing beach is located within the wide arc of Brides Bay and is one of two beaches known as Broadhaven. The beach here is also known as Broad Haven North, with Broad Haven South being some distance away on Pembrokeshire’s south coast.

The village of Broadhaven grew as a resort during the Victorian era. Despite its small size it has a rather grand sea front complete with promenade. Today it is still a popular spot, largely owing to the quality of the beach here which is a regular recipient of the Blue Flag award.

At high tide all that remains of the beach here is a narrow band of sand and pebbles, when the tide goes out Broadhaven lives up to its name. Then a vast expanse of firm, golden sand is revealed.

The northern end of the beach is home to a number of good rockpools and there is some interesting geology here too. There are a number of sea stacks and natural arches with names such as Emmet Rock and the Sleek Stone, all of which sit below the rugged Lions Head.

Conditions are generally calm at Broad Haven beach with the gently sloping sand making it ideal for taking a dip. However, on the right conditions this is a popular surf spot and also frequented by windsurfers and kite-surfers.

Also known as:

Broad Haven North

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are not allowed on the northern end of the beach between 1st May and 30th September. However, the rest of the beach is dog-friendly year round.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town

Milford Haven


SA62 3JG

OS grid ref.

SM 8606 1385


There are 2 car parks providing approximately 200 spaces.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Broadhaven Beach Reviews

Stunning beach

Aug 22nd 2021

Beautiful beach and surrounding landscape

Jun 15th 2020

Love Broadhaven for its beautiful beach, and lovely cliff walks. The beach is very safe for families as it’s great for kiddies to play and swim.
When the tide is out we can walk across the beach to Little Haven for some good food, and pubs with lots of atmosphere.
Broadhaven also has some tasty diners and local pub.A fab holiday destination with lots to do in and around the area
We were so impressed that we now live here.

Toni Standing
Sep 29th 2019

Lots of holidays here, love it!

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