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Broad Haven South

Beaches of Pembrokeshire

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Beach Overview

Broadhaven South Beach is situated within the Stackpole Estate that is controlled by the National Trust. It is a large, south facing sandy beach with sparklingly clear waters and a dramatic cliff backdrop, complimented with extensive range of sand dunes.

Broad Haven South is one of those picture perfect Pembrokeshire beaches. The iconic feature of the beach being the ‘witches hat.’ Church Rock, an outcrop of rock, which spirals up out of the sea to add visual interest to an already beautiful beach.

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More Information

The beach is very popular with families given its size and the attraction of the clear waters. This beach does have strong currents so caution is advised whilst in the sea.

The beach is extremely close to the truly impressive Bosherston Lakes or Lily Ponds, as they are known.

The National Trust says of the ponds, ‘Bosherston Lakes or Lily Ponds as they're also known, have long been famous for their spectacular display of water lilies and their resident otters. They're a great place to visit if you want to do a bit of wildlife watching and have a waterfront wander.The lakes are actually man-made and the cracks and fissures in the underlying rock mean that water can flow in and out of them fairly freely. They’re supplied by springs fed by a natural underground reservoir, and the water escapes the same way during dry spells. The Cawdor’s built Bosherston Lakes between 1780 and 1860 as the focal point of their designed landscape.’

Toilets & Facilities

There are no facilities on the beach itself, but up the steps in the car park there are toilets and an ice cream van in the sunnier months. There are also toilets in Bosherston itself. They are open year round between 7am and 7pm. They have disabled but no baby changing facilities. Places to eat and drink can be found in Bosherston or nearby Stackpole.

Beach goers can arrive in Bosherston and meander their way past these lakes to the beach or arrive at the National Trust car park on the headland and walk down some steep steps to the beach.

Car Parking

• There is a National Trust car park on the headland over looking the bay. (Postcode: SA71 5DR)
• There is a fee for non-members. National Trust members go free. Blue Badge holders can enjoy free parking at all of the National Turst car parks on the Stackpole Estate.
• The other car park is in the village of Bosherston and takes visitors through the nature reserve and lily ponds to the beach. This is about a mile walk.

Easy Access?

Easiest accessibility for those in wheelchairs and with buggies is through the village and the nature reserve to the beach.

An all-terrain mobility scooter and a beach wheelchair are available to borrow at Stackpole. Please enquire at Stackpole Centre reception if of interest. Pre-booking is advised

Dog Restrictions

Dogs are allowed on this beach all year round.

Features and facilities

Dog Friendly

Dog friendly beach all year round

car parking

Bosherston Village -SA71 5DN Cliff Car Park - SA71 5DR


Disabled Toilets but no baby changing - check description above

beach access

See beach description above for more details

Eat & Drink

not at the beach - nearby in Bosherston


sand dunes

Sand Dunes


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