Marloes Sands

A huge expanse of sand at low tide with rocks and interesting cliff formations. Rockpools can be found at the western end of the beach.

At high tide, the beach can disappear altogether, but at low tide, there’s plenty to explore. The rock strata have divided the beach up into numerous little ‘bays’ for even more privacy.

Climb over the rocks at the western end to discover Albion Sands, a perfect little sandy beach. At low tide, you can see all that’s left of a wrecked ship sticking out of the sand; its prop shaft.

Scenes from the Hollywood film “Snow White and the Huntsman” – featuring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart – were shot here in September 2011!

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!


What's at Marloes Sands?


At the National Trust car park ½ mile from the beach. Charges apply but free to National Trust members.



Onshore facilities

Nearest facilities can be found beside the car park on the way to the beach. Runwayskiln is a coastal cafe serving lunches, teas and coffee with of course cake!

Toilet facilities available beside the cafe.

Other options available in Marloes village which has a pub, restaurant and café/bar. There is also a selection of B&Bs and self catering accommodation as well as campsites. Ice cream van at the car park.


  • Bathing
  • Beware Currents
  • Car Park
  • Cliffs
  • Green Coast Award
  • Phone
  • Rocky
  • Sandy Beach
  • Sea Angling
  • Seaside Award Beach
  • Toilets