Broad Haven is a quiet village in the west of Pembrokeshire ideally situated for exploring the coastline of West Wales. The blue flag, award-winning beach at Broad Haven is safe and very sandy, and popular with families and water sports enthusiasts alike. It is also supervised by RNLI lifeguards during the summer season. Dogs are welcome all year on Broad Haven beach (a restricted area May - September).
The village has a Londis store, a post office, shops, several pubs, and cafes (all in walking distance from the house). Our nearest pub to the house is called The Ocean (a contemporary bar with beach cafe one side and restaurant the other) - their beach cafe makes fantastic cupaccinos and lattes which I can’t survive without!
When the tide is out there is a great walk along the beach to Little Haven, a beautiful, picturesque fishing village with award-winning restaurants. We especially like The Swan Inn which has a great atmosphere and allows dogs in the bar. We also like The Castle for their food - great for children, and also allows dogs. The beach at Little Haven is particularly popular with swimmers and divers, and also hosts the New Year’s Day swim.
A short drive away is the famous Druidstone Hotel, where you can go just for a drink or a meal. It sits at the top of Druidstone bay making it a fantastic place to sit in the summer and admire the stunning view. We often come here with the kids and dogs to watch the sun go down with a bottle of wine!
Haverfordwest, the county town of Pembrokeshire, is just 10 mins away from the house and has a good choice of shops (M&S, Next, Boots, Costa etc) as well as a farmer's market and plenty of large supermarkets. Tesco and Asda offer home delivery to Broad Haven so I always do a shop to be delivered when we arrive at the house.
Activities in and around the Broad Haven area
The westerly facing beach at Broad Haven offers excellent conditions for kite-surfing (my husband’s sport!), kite-buggying, windsurfing and surfing. The sports shop in the village hires out wetsuits, surf boards, kayaks etc. You can also kitesurf at the famous Newgale beach, just a short drive away. Other activities close by include Kayaking, fishing, golf, quad biking etc. Also horse riding is available at the nearby Nolton Haven stables, which is great fun for experienced riders or ‘first-timers’. You get to ride through the waves on the beach!
The renowned Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is just 2 minutes from the house. Opened in 1970 the path was the first national trail in Wales and twists and turns its way through 186 miles of breathtaking coastal scenery. St Davids, Britain's smallest city with its famous cathedral is also close by as are Narberth (good shopping) and Pembroke. We like visiting Dale which is the place for sailing and great for sitting with a pint on the jetty in the sun, crabbing with the kids.
Folly Farm and Adventure Park is one of the largest family attractions and offers many great activities from hundreds of animals, a fantastic vintage funfair, indoor play area, children's zoo and shows - great for younger children