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Broad Haven Bay


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Broad Haven is an open, west-facing bay, with a large sandy beach. Itís been one of Pembrokeshireís most popular leisure spots since around 1800, when there were bathing machines on the beach. Today itís still popular for bathing, and is also used by windsurfers and surfers when conditions are right.

The cliffs, formed about 300 million years ago during the Carboniferous period, attract geologists from all over Britain. Coal was extracted from the cliffs to the north. Round the headland to the north of the beach are several stacks, including Denís Door which has two arches through its base. Nearby is a huge whale-like projection known as the Sleek Stone, part of an up-fold in the Coal Measures.

Check tide times carefully if you go to look at these features, as itís easy to get stranded here.

The Youth Hostel, next to the big car park, has a range of National Park information.

Location: Broad Haven, Pembroke

Grid Reference: SM860137 Ceremonial County: Pembrokeshire

Map Link: VIEW MAP

Aerial photo: Multimap Photo

Getting there: You can reach Broad Haven on the B4341 from Haverfordwest, or on the narrow coast road which runs from Little Haven to Newgale. It has 3 slipways allowing easy access.

Website: http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/beaches/Default.aspx?ID=33
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Postcode: SA62 Telephone:
Opening Times: Any reasonable time

Charges: Car Parking charges in both North and South car parks.

Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages: Pembrokeshire Coastal Path,  Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Other Relevant Pages:

Notes: A large car park at the north end of the village and a smaller car park at the south end. Information centre. Youth Hostel. There are also facilities for hiring surf-boards, sail-boards and mountain bikes.





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By: Tracey Park Section: Nature Key:
Page Ref: broad_haven Topic: Beaches, Bays and Coastal  Last Updated: 07/2009


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