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Solva Harbour

Beaches of Pembrokeshire

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Beach Overview

Solva Harbour is not necessarily known for its beach. However it’s known as one of the prettiest parts of the Pembrokeshire coast. A delightful inlet where boats bob on the crystal clear waters and the village envelopes the sea faring life as it has for centuries.

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The beach emerges only at low tide. It snakes along the side of the river’s path, with only a stream left running down the middle once the tide is out. This provides a good source for catching crabs or shrimp. At high tide, it is not unknown for children (of all ages) to jump from the harbour walls into the sea that fills the harbour. There are plenty of rock pools to explore too.

As the inlet and the harbour walls protect this, it is considered a safe place to go into the water - however it is a busy waterway and caution must be applied when using the waters.

The Gribbin is the name given to the headland that lies to the east of Solva. It is said the views from here along the Coast Park are the finest in Pembrokshire.

Beach access

Access to the beach is via a slip way or clambering over a stone wall. It is not considered appropriate for anyone in a wheelchair or with a buggy.

Car Parking

There is a car park at the head of the inlet, but it gets exceptionally busy.


There are toilets here, with disabled and baby changing facilities. They are open 24 hours (PCC).

There are many facilities in the village and places to eat or drink

Dogs are allowed all year round.

Features and facilities

Dog Friendly

Dog friendly beach all year round

car parking

Car park at the harbour


Disabled & Baby Changing - 24hrs


Solva Rowing & Watersports Club

Eat & Drink

Plenty of facilities and places to eat & drink in Solva


Fishing from the harbour and various rock marks.


Slipway and harbour


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