Broad Haven Beach

Broad Haven Beach

A long, narrow sandy and pebble beach at high tide but at low tide a huge expanse of firm sand is revealed with plenty of room for everyone – and it can get busy during the summer months due to its safe bathing.

The cliffs on both sides provide some sheltered bays. It is possible to walk around the headland on the south side at low tide into another bay called The Settlands. Walk round the next headland to Little Haven. Keep an eye on the tide if you do!

Dog restrictions apply to the northern third of the beach between 1st May and the 30th September. Check out a map of the beach to help with which section of beach it applies to.

If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!


Blue Flag Award 2022

What's at Broad Haven beach?


Best accessed from the southern end using concrete slipway: 1:12 to 1:7 for 29 metres, steepest at the bottom.  Concrete ramp just to the north of slipway: 1:12 to 1:6 for 19 metres, steepest at the bottom.
Northern end – concrete ramp: 1:12 to 1:9 for 25 metres, then 1:5 for 3 metres, the base can be pebbly at times.


Two car parks providing up to 200 spaces. The smaller car park on the seafront fills up very quickly.


Toilets, slipway, and lifeguards patrol between the end of June and the beginning of September.

Onshore facilities

Broad Haven has a general store and post office, 3 pubs, a restaurant, tea rooms, cafe, take away and shops that sell and hire out watersports gear. There is a good choice of guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation as well as caravan and camping sites.


  • Bathing
  • Cafe
  • Canoeing
  • Car Park
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dog Restrictions
  • First Aid
  • Lifeguard
  • Pebble Beach
  • Phone
  • Rocky
  • Sailing
  • Sandy Beach
  • Sea Angling
  • Sea Rowing
  • Slipway or Launching
  • Stream
  • Sub Aqua
  • Surfing
  • Toilets
  • Wind Surfing

I can highly recommend Pembrokeshire - it has everything for a great holiday!

Valery Collins, Experienced Traveller