Coast path day 12

near Nolton Haven on coast path

Nolton Haven to Little Haven.

Erosion is extreme on this section and the climbing path up out of Nolton Haven can be slippery and is near the edge, so be careful. The scenery is captivating and whenever I have walked this section I come across stag beetles on the track, so maybe you will see some too. The next bay is Druidstone – named after a Norman knight in the early 12th century and not after a druid. The path will take you on the lane as it passes the hotel and as you rejoin it watch out again for erosion – you will see fallen rocks below you.

The beach is lovely and has a drowned forest at very low tides, a waterfall at the southern end. Popular with the local riding stables, you are likely to see a procession of horses and riders of varying abilities enjoying the sands and surf.

After Druidstone, look out for more Iron Age remains and evidence of last landslips dating back to the 1940s – the whole peninsula here dropped at that time. This is a great section for geologists too as there is an example of a monochine at Sleek Stone and the northern end of Broad Haven is a geologists wonderland at low tide.

Broad Haven has been a popular holiday and bathing beach since Victorian times , being the nearest to the county town of Haverfordwest. It is well served with transport links, a shop, post office, toilets, apartments and holiday accommodation as well as a large youth hostel and car parks.

near Druidtson

At low tide you can walk on round the Settlands to Little Haven along the beach and this is much more preferable than the narrow steep road , which can get very busy in summer and provides quite a challenge for cars having to reverse round corners on steep gradients!

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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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