Broad Haven

Broad Haven

Broad Haven provides an ideal location for a traditional seaside holiday with a huge sandy beach (at low tide) with safe bathing.

Its a great base for exploring as conveniently located for visits to St Davids and the North Pembrokeshire coastline as well as Haverfordwest and Milford Haven to the south.

Broad Haven is on the route of the Puffin Shuttle, service number 400 and links the whole of the St Brides bay coastline from St Davids to Martins Haven.

Little is known of the origins of the village but it has been known as a seaside resort since the 1800s.

An RNLI lifeboat was stationed at Little Haven from 1882 to 1921. In 1967 the station was reopened with an inshore lifeboat and the station name changed to Little & Broad Haven.


Broad Haven beach is a paradise for children and is one of the finest in Pembrokeshire. Below the cliffs, there are numerous rock pools and on the north end of the beach is the craggy Lions Head. Haven Sports have a well-stocked watersports shop near the seafront and offer surfboard, paddleboard, wetsuit and kayak hire.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path in either direction is fairly gentle without too many ups and downs. To the south, a good stroll will take you to St Brides Haven via Little Haven or heading north, a good place to head for would be Newgale, past Druidston Haven and Nolton Haven.

At low tide, you can walk from Broad Haven to Little Haven along the beach past a bay called The Settlands.

Food & drink

Broad Haven has a well stocked village shop and a pub, The Galleon Inn.  The Ocean Cafe, Bar and Restaurant is found on the seafront.


There are plenty of small camp sites and caravan sites nearby. There are some quality B&Bs and farm guesthouses in the vicinity and in nearby Little Haven.

Self-catering cottages can be found all along St Brides Bay, including some cottages in Broad Haven itself.

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

Valery Collins, Experienced Traveller