Beaches of Pembrokeshire.

Newquay, Pembrokeshire

New Quay.

Only usually accessible at weekends and in the evenings, this narrow cove is in part of the Castlemartin Range and therefore closed during firing. It is remote and magical so well worth the short  ten minute walk from St. Govan’s Head or Broadhaven South, where there is parking. There are no facilities and the cove is hidden away until you are almost above it – at low tide there is sand and white rock.

Along one side of the limestone cliffs you can see the old donkey tracks above the caves – this was once a great place for smuggling – mainly salt. In 1704 there was a famous clash with 8 Customs Officers, but they ended up with a charge against them for injuring a smuggler, when they shot him.

View towards Broadhaven South
View towards Broadhaven South

 

 

You are fairly likely to be here alone so you can easily imagine this beach’s exciting historical past – a wonderful place for children to play!

 

 

 

 

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Suzanne Ashworth

Suzanne Ashworth

Suzanne is now enjoying realising her long-held ambition to work as a Community Photojournalist and to celebrate her passion for the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire. Usually accompanied by her Pembrokeshire border collie, Cwtch.

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