Broad Haven South Beach

Photo: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Broad Haven South can be a good spot for swimming, surfing, fishing and a great place to get out the cricket set or frisbee.

Dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Broad Haven South by bike with a local cycle route passing through nearby Bosherston. This beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Access to the beach is by a steeply sloping path not suitable for pushchairs or wheel chairs although easy access is available via the Bosherston Lily ponds although it is quite a walk from the car park. By car from the A477 take the B4319. The beach is signposted from the village of Bosherston. There is ample paid parking above the beach.

Site description
Broad Haven South is another lovely beach, with golden sand backed by dunes. There’s an intriguing limestone stack, known as Church Rock, just offshore. This is an ideal spot for swimming, surfing or just taking it easy. The stream running down to the beach drains from the Bosherston lakes, part of the Stackpole Estate, which were created in the 18th century by damming three valleys. The lakes cover 32 hectares (80 acres) and are now a National Nature Reserve, supporting a variety of wildlife including water lilies, dragonflies, water fowl and otters. A stroll inland along the lakes offers a pleasant alternative to lazing on the beach.

There are toilets including facilities for the disabled. There is ample paid parking above the beach with access from this car park via a steep path unsuitable for wheel chairs. However easy access from the car park in Bosherston leads to the beach along a one mile boardwalk through the picturesque Lily ponds. There is an ice cream van above the beach and a pub and cafe in nearby Bosherston. The beach is cleaned and litter bins are provided. Please help keep Broad Haven South beautiful and use the facilities provided.

Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach. National Trust Byelaws apply to the area surrounding Broad Haven South.

Beach awards
Green Coast Award
Seaside Award (Rural).
This is a Marine Conservation Society recommended beach.



Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No




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