About Druidstone Beach
Druidstone Haven beach is a 15 minute walk away, turn left out of campsite and follow the road then bridleway and wind your way down to the beach. At low tide the large sandy beach stretches out to provide lots of space with rock pools and caves to explore. Druidstone is a well-kept secret and remains peaceful and relatively quiet even during the summer months when some busier beaches are crammed with people.
Druidstone is a secluded long, pebble and sandy beach enclosed on three sides by steep cliffs.
There are some spectacular cliff formations; natural arches and caves to the north of the main beach but keep an eye on the sea as you can get cut off by the incoming tide.
Access to the beach is by the coastal path or two footpaths joining up with the lane that runs from Nolton Haven to Broad Haven.
You should be aware that the beach is used by a riding school and you may encounter horses on the beach or the north access path.
There’s no parking on this lane at all. Swimmers should take care as there are strong currents off Druidstone.
If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide! Dogs allowed all year round.
Green Coast Award 2015 and Seaside Award (Rural) 2015. –
There are endless excellent, family-friendly beaches surrounding the Pembrokeshire Coast, with many superb locations only a few minutes away.
A delightful little village steeped in coal mining history.
The village has a very friendly atmosphere and caters for families and single folk alike. There are three pubs and a café.
The beach is not very wide, but is sheltered by two high cliff faces offering wind-free sun and water bathing. At high tide the beach is restricted to a shingle shore but is still a very safe and fun place to while the hours away.
Just around the corner - quite literally - is Settlands Beach. This a beautiful sandy beach, again offering shelter from the winds due to high cliff faces on either side.
The only way to reach Settlands by foot is at low tide, walking around the beach at Little Haven or Broad Haven. Watch out for that tide though. You could find yourself cut off when the tide rises!
Broad Haven is a large sandy beach, within walking distance of Little Haven and Settlands at low tide.
On the front is a convenience shop, pubs, cafes, restaurants and fish and chips. Again, Broad Haven is a relatively safe bathing beach with clean waters and a shallow bay.
The breath taking vista of the broad embrace of St Brides Bay as the motorist crests the hill dropping down into Newgale is something the visitor is not likely to forget.
The 2.5-mile wide beach of golden sand, backed by a high pebble bank, is a perfect family beach, but when the breeze is brisk a wind-break is necessary. The sands shelve gently so the shallows are ideal for small children, and during the summer the local authority provides wooden walkways to negotiate the pebbles from the two main carparks. Parking fees are charged from Spring to October but there are designated spaces for disabled use both on the seafront and in the clifftop park on the Nolton Road, where the views are even more spectacular and there is easy access to the Coastal Path.
This is one of the most picturesque beaches in Pembrokeshire and proves to be one of the biggest attractions of the County. It's golden sand and rugged features bring beauty and the beast together.
Further along the coast is Dale, home to the West Wales Water Sports Centre, which caters for the novice and professional alike.
Dale has become well known as one of the classic windsurfing venues, due to a wide range of sailing conditions along a small stretch of coastline.
Sheltered from the open Atlantic by a headland at the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway, the mile-wide bay gives a large expanse of flat shallow water at low tide with no strong tidal currents, ideal for learning basic skills and building up confidence in sheltered safety.
The sweeping sands and rolling dunes of this mile long beach became the centre stage for two key films in recent years. First, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and its charmingly crafted Shell Cottage. Second, Russell Crowe and the cast for the recent Robin Hood blockbuster. This beach is home again to walkers and surfers alike and is very popular.
Dog Friendly Beaches
All of Pembrokeshire's beaches, over 50, welcome dogs. You can choose from wide expanses of golden sand such as Marloes or secluded bays such as Broad Haven south.
During the height of summer (1st May to the end of September), some of the more popular bathing beaches have dog restricted areas (this includes Poppit, Newgale north end, Broad Haven south end, Dale, Lydstep, Tenby South, Saundersfoot and Amroth). On two beaches, Whitesands, and Tenby North to include Castle Beach the restriction covers the whole of the beach. Druidstone Beach Dogs allowed all year round.
If you ride you can hire a horse from nearby Nolton Haven Stables and gallop across the sands. Or if you just want to relax, enjoy good food and wine in a friendly family atmosphere call in to the Druidstone Hotel overlooking the beach (open all day and all year).
Outdoor Activities and Family Entertainment
Pembrokeshire is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, the outdoor centre at St Davids originating the term 'Coasteering', coined because the coastline lends itself to the sport's energetic blend of climbing and cliff jumping. Exhilarating boat trips or more leisurely cruises for the less adventurous, are available from many small harbours around the Pembrokeshire Coast.
Bird watching from many advantage points on the cliffs is excellent. Look out for Kites and the Pembrokeshire Cuckoo.
Take your family for a 'fun' day out at Oakwood Leisure Park, Heatherton Sports and Theme Park, Folly Farm or Manor House Wildlife Park - all within an easy drive.