Martin’s Haven to Nolton Haven Coast Walk
A longer varying walk which covers six bays – all with a ‘Haven’ name. There are pubs, cafes and beaches galore en-route. It has some spectacular scenery so don’t forget the camera!
Walk time: 14-miles so a little difficult to estimate the time but it should take up to five hours. One to start before lunch and pick up again after the pub!
Difficulty: Easy to begin with but strenuous as it goes on
Distance from Bluestone: Martin’s Haven is just under an hour by car and Nolton Haven is about half an hour
Parking: National Trust car park in Martin’s Haven Food and drink: Lots of options along the way
Simply start at Martin’s Haven and follow the coast path all the way to Nolton, you’ll find the following stops:
1. Martin’s Haven: A north-facing rocky cove which is the embarkation point for trips to the seabird sanctuary of Skomer Island.
2. St Bride’s Haven: A pretty little rocky cove. The small beach is a pleasant place to swim or paddle and to explore the rock pools.
3. Little Haven: A small cove where roads from 3 directions steeply drop towards the water’s edge.
4. Broad Haven: Generally calm and popular with families, it can also be popular for surfing, windsurfing and sailing.
5. Druidston Haven: The beach is popular for bathing and is wide and sandy. When the tide is in, the gorgeous golden sands can’t be seen from the road, but its charm unfolds as you descend the steep path down into the cove.
6. Nolton Haven: A small sheltered cove with a nice sandy beach. The outlines of the two headlands which close the narrow bay resemble faces looking across the beach at each other, can you spot them!?