The quaint village of Little Haven is on the west coast of Pembrokeshire at the southern end of St Brides Bay. An old fishing village with a good deal of charm and character. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has designated Little Haven as a conservation area.
Little Haven is connected to the coastal bus service 400: The Puffin Shuttle. It connect s all the St Brides Bay villages between St Davids and Marloes.
What's in Little Haven?
Little Haven beach is the focus of activity; it’s a tiny little cove at high tide but at low tide, however, you can walk round to a wide bay called The Settlands and on round to Broad Haven if the tide is right out.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path passes right through the heart of the village.
The path to The Point is pushchair or wheelchair friendly and provides a good viewpoint. There is a small beach on the south side of The Point called ‘The Sheep Wash'. It was used by local farmers, 50 years ago, for washing sheep before shearing.
The Coast Path in either direction provides good walking without too many gradients. Heading south, a moderate walk takes you to the pretty little cove at St Brides Haven.
Heading north takes you to Druidston Haven, then on to Nolton Haven and Newgale. This is a tamer part of The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park but spectacular nonetheless.
Food and drink
There are three pubs in Little Haven, The Saint Brides Inn by the car park, The Castle on the sea front and The Swan on the path heading to The Point. They all provide food. A small seafront café and a bistro are also available.
There are several B&Bs and farm guesthouses in Little Haven and neighbouring Broad Haven but the nearest hotels would be in Milford Haven or Haverfordwest. There are several camping sites, touring caravan sites and several holiday parks nearby where you can rent self catering caravans or chalets. There are several self catering cottages both in Little Haven and in surrounding villages. For Coast Path walkers, there's a youth hostel in Broad Haven.
The History of Little Haven
The RNLI established a lifeboat station, named Little Haven, in 1882. The lifeboat was kept afloat, in a sheltered position under Goldtrop Head, until a new boathouse and slipway were built in 1903. The station closed in 1921 because of difficulty finding crew members.