Little Haven

Photo: Jason Davies Photography

Little Haven is a good family beach and can be a lovely spot for evening fishing and kayaking.

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 Little Haven by bike with the Celtic Trail passing nearby Broad Haven. The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. A slipway provides easy access down onto the beach. Please make sure you do not block the slipway as it is used by the RNLI. By car a minor road runs south from Broad Haven to Little Haven but it’s very narrow, with a difficult hairpin bend. The best route is the minor road through Walton West from the B4341 Haverfordwest-Broad Haven road. There’s a National Park paying car park in Little Haven which fills up quickly at peak times.

Site description
A small sandy cove with pebbles above the high tide line, backed by a picturesque fishing village. It’s popular in summer for diving and boating as well as for its beach, but it can get crowded. The beach faces north-west, and offers some shelter from the prevailing south-westerly winds. In the past, coal mined locally was shipped from Little Haven in small sailing vessels. When the tide is very low, it’s possible to walk from Little Haven to Broad Haven, but beware of getting cut off as the tide rises.

Facilities
There are toilets including facilities for the disabled. A shop, cafe, several pubs and a good selection of accommodation can be found in Little Haven and in nearby Broad Haven. There is slipway launching and easy access to the beach. The slipway is run by the local boat owners association who also manage the boat park. Trailer parking to the South of the slip only. The beach is cleaned daily and litter bins are provided. Please help keep Little Haven beautiful and use the facilities.

Byelaws
Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area of this beach. These include a speed limit. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Location


Details

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

Access

Small sandy beach with pebbles above high-tide line, facing North West. Car park, shops, telephone. Concrete slipway: 1:12 to 1:8 for 33 metres, steepest at the top.