Little Haven Beach

Little Haven Beach - Pembrokeshire
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Little Haven beach lies in St Bride’s Bay immediately next to the picturesque fishing village of the same name. 

The beach forms a natural cove, flanked on either side with rocks.  Little Haven beach itself is a mix of wet sand and pebbles.  When the tide is in the beach is really quite small but at low tide visitors are able to walk around the headland to the large sandy bay at Settlands and beyond that to Broad Haven.  The Pembrokeshire Coast path also passes alongside the beach and offers pleasant walks in both directions.  A path suitable for pushchairs leads up to The Point, from which there are good views over St Bride’s Bay.

The beach has a long slipway and is popular with boat users as well as with families with plenty of rock pools here at low tide to search for interesting sealife in.  Another attraction for the kids is a forked stream which runs through the sand.

It can get quite busy here in the summer months. Note that the beach has been designated a voluntary no-smoking area.
There is a limited amount of paid parking in the village as well as three pubs and a café.

In the 1970s Little Haven became the focus of attention from the press after a number of sightings of UFOs were reported in the area.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

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  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Milford Haven


SA62 3UQ

OS grid ref.

SM 8570 1296


Limited parking

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Little Haven Beach Reviews


Aug 24th 2019

Beautifully clean & lovely atmosphere, well served with loos, RNLI, cafes & pubs