Sailing in Pembrokeshire
Sailing the coast of Pembrokeshire offers enormous potential, whether you are visiting in your own yacht or chartering one locally.
With a combination of rugged spectacular coastline, broad sandy beaches and numerous safe-haven harbours to moor in, there’s plenty of scope.
Most of the yachting facilities in Pembrokeshire are focused on Milford Haven waterway, a 22 mile long natural deep water harbour, sheltered from all but the very worst weather. Marina facilities are available at Milford Haven and Neyland, where most of a yachtman’s needs are catered for from chandleries to charters.
If you’re looking for something less formal, mooring can be found in most harbours around the county, including Tenby, Saundersfoot, Solva and Porthgain, but be aware that most of the smaller harbours are dry at low tide.
The Haven itself is the perfect environment for a quiet sail in any size of craft from dinghy to cruiser. It’s also a good place to learn the ropes on one of the numerous RYA courses available.
St Brides Bay, sheltered by the Marloes and St Davids Peninsula, is an excellent choice when learning to sail, the waters are calmer and there is very little traffic to disturb the concentration whilst you try to prefect a tack or jibe.
The Pembrokeshire islands of Skomer and Skokholm and Grassholm are teeming with sea birds from May to July with some of the world’s biggest colonies of gannets and shearwaters. Why not watch the comings and goings from the nesting colonies from the comfort of your own yacht?
Explore the Pembrokeshire coast from a perspective most visitors never see and discover your favourite hidden cove or deserted beach.
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