Musselwick Sands

Musselwick Sands - Pembrokeshire
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Located close to Marloes village on the southern edge of St Brides Bay is the lovely sandy beach of Musselwick. Backed by the high cliffs of Wooltack Point and Nab Head the north-facing beach here is relatively sheltered from the prevailing winds.

Access to Musselwick Sands requires a 10 minute walk across fields and a rather steep descent via steps cut into the cliffside. Along with the fact that the beach is really only here between mid and low tide, there are rarely ever more than a few people here at any time.

It is worth noting that there is only one way on and off the beach so check the tides before straying to far along the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing
  • Surfing

Nearest town

Milford Haven


SA62 3BE

OS grid ref.

SM 7849 0887

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Musselwick Sands Reviews


Nov 23rd 2020

Completely amazing beach - isolated, great sand, and near Marloes which is a hot.


Jul 18th 2022

As mentioned it is important to check the tides before you go. I would suggest only going 2 hours either side of low tide. We have visited it several times before, but only today after reading the review above, did we explore the Northern beach exactly at low tide, it has amazing cliffs/geology, rock pools and caves.

Musselwick Sands

Matt Williams
Aug 11th 2021

Beautiful, sheltered beach, hidden away and largely unknown. You have to get your timing right before going here tho, or else you have a long wait on the rocks before you can get on, or a quick go on the beach before you get off. It’s also rarely a good surfing beach either. But that doesn’t matter as you have have beautiful scenery with a crescent of black slate cliffs behind you and the bay to look out on. If the tide goes low enough, it’s possible to visit the adjacent beach to the north - tho watch the tides carefully.
When you’ve finished on the beach, it’s a hard walk back up to the fields, but you’ll do it knowing you’ve had a very good day.