St Brides Haven Beach

St Brides Haven Beach - Pembrokeshire
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St Brides Haven a pretty shingle and pebble beach set in a sheltered inlet . Facing north-west the beach is protected from the worst of the prevailing winds. 

looking down from the northern side are a clutch of cottages and this would also once have been the spot of a chapel for fishermen that tumbled into the sea  many years ago. As the cliffs continue to slowly crumble stone coffins have been exposed that are believed to date from the 6th-10th century. 

St Brides Haven is a good family beach with some basic facilities. Children are safe to paddle here as the waters close to the beach are shallow. There is a small stream and also plenty of rock pools dotted around that are perfect if you want to look for sea life. 

Small boats can be launched from the beach and there is some good fishing to be had in the waters around the cove.

 Nearby you will find St Brides (or Kensington) Castle which dates back to 1833 and would once have been the home of the Barons of Kensington. It now provides self-catering accommodation.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed all year round.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling


  • Toilets

Nearest town



SA62 3AJ

OS grid ref.

SM 8019 1092


There is limited FREE parking for 20 cars.

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