Pembrokeshire

Whether you’re coming to Pembrokeshire for a relaxing, restful stay, to remove the shackles of a frenetic life at home, or an adrenaline-filled stay of surfing, sailing, paragliding or coasteering, or many other adventures, Marloes will be the place for you.


Being on a peninsula, there are many miles of footpaths for the visitor to explore, with a good choice of short, long and circular walks from Marloes itself, or hundreds more throughout Pembrokeshire.

The nearest beaches to The Cwtch..

Musselwick Sands – a 5 minute walk from The Cwtch.

Marloes Sands (one mile of golden sand, serviced with a large car park and well maintained footpath to it) which is 15 minutes by foot or a few minutes in the car.
West Dale beach – a secret sandy cove – a 10 minute drive away.

Dale – a Blue Flag Beach - is a fantastic sailing and windsurfing centre with seafront pub and eateries, car parking, WC and sailing club facilities.

St Brides Bay is a lovely 30 minute walk on footpaths through stunning countryside or a 10 minute drive in the car. Here you will find a car park and WC and picnic benches.

The beautiful seaside resorts of Little Haven and Broad Haven are also just a short drive away.

Things To Do

Marloes is situated within The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is so much to explore along the coastline, all within easy reach from your base at The Cwtch.

A firm favourite with families is Marloes Sands – plenty of sand and rock pools for the kids – a mile of beach. A National Trust car park, well maintained footpath and wonderful café The Runwayskiln, which has received rave reviews – just a 15 minute walk from The Cwtch or a few minutes by car. Marloes Sands was one of the locations featured in the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman.

A favourite among locals, especially swimmers and surfers, is the secluded Musselwick Sands. It is just a few minutes’ walk from The Cwtch. (Access is subject to tide times, so please check tide timetables)

Take a boat to Skomer and Skokholm the famous bird islands. We are only two miles from Martin’s Haven, where you catch the boat.

Marloes Mere is a great place to visit if you are a keen birdwatcher. It is a wetland area which is flooded in the winter and home at that time to many overwintering or visiting water birds. Bring along your binoculars as there is an observation hut available to use.

For water-sport lovers a visit to the lively resort of Dale is a must. Just a five-minute drive or short cycle from The Cwtch, Dale waterfront offers excellent sailing and windsurfing. Dale is the home of the West Wales Wind, Surf and Sailing Centre, which caters for all of your water-sporting needs with fully qualified instructors and excellent facilities. Visit: www.surfdale.co.uk


Dale has a popular, award-winning, waterfront pub, The Griffin Inn, a café, shop, post office and sailing club.
In the holiday season why not try the daily ‘Sea Safari’. It is an exhilarating tour on a rib of the surrounding coastline.
You can charter one of the several boats available for a pleasure trip .. a spot of angling or a diving trip within the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve?

West Dale Bay, a beautiful sandy cove surrounded by steep cliffs, is situated at the Western side of Dale village.
St Brides, a beautiful fishing cove overlooked by St Brides Castle and ancient church, is a really pleasant 30-minute walk (10 minute drive) from The Cwtch.

The charismatic holiday resort of Little Haven is only a 15-minute drive. Here you’ll find a delightful beach, a general store/cafe and craft shop as well as a choice of great pubs. Further along the coast by car, visit the popular resorts of Broad Haven and Newgale, both renowned for their vast stretches of sandy beaches and excellent surf!

The Druidstone Hotel at Druidstone Haven is situated between Broad Haven and Newgale and has been consistently listed in The Good Food Guide since 1974. Set on high cliffs overlooking the sea, the evening sunsets there are spectacular. druidstone.co.uk

A 30 minute drive away, but well worth a visit, is the beautiful harbour at Solva with its colourful cottages, shops and galleries. And a little further along the coast from Solva, the historic Cathedral City of St Davids is a must - the smallest city in the UK.

Haverfordwest (12 miles away) has shopping on offer, including a fortnightly farmers’ market at the Riverside Quay. There is a large, 24 hour Tesco superstore, a brand new Lidl, an Aldi, a Morrisons’ superstore and an M&S food hall.

Milford Haven - 15-20 minutes from Marloes by car. Here you’ll find a 10-pin bowling and entertainment complex ‘Phoenix Bowl’, which has café, licensed bar, pool tables and kids indoor adventure play area, ideal for rainy days. There is also much to be seen at Milford Docks quayside, including the naval museum and the marina with its choice of restaurants and al fresco cafés. Close by there is a small retail park with a Tesco superstore, Home Bargains, Boots, Iceland etc.

For more information on what to do in and around Marloes visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

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