A short walk down the high street and we were relieved to find the Coach House B & B to relax after a very long but exhilarating day’s walking on the Pembrokeshire coastal path. This 7 night self-guided walking holiday follows the wild and rugged coastline along the westerly peninsula of Wales. It has some spectacular scenery so don’t forget the camera! It is situated between Broad Haven and Newgale. We returned to Newgale carpark which was my finishing point two weeks ago. The nearby village of Roch is only a quick walk away and has a village shop and friendly pub which serves evening meals and brews its own beer. The path was bordered by bright yellow gorse, pom poms of pink thrift and pale yellow clumps of cowslips on the grassy banks. Further into the walk we reach the two mile stretch across Newgale Beach, the tide was out and we made our way down to the sands, an easier and more satisfying way to walk the two mile stretch rather than along the busy road. The only public transport along this part of the Pembrokeshire coastline from St Davids to Marloes, is the No 400 Puffin Shuttle bus service that runs three buses every day in summer (May-September) and three buses a day on Thursday and Saturday only in winter (Oct – May). Newgale to Druidston Haven. This purpose-built holiday chalet is located on the outskirts of the seaside village of Nolton Haven, near Haverfordwest in the Pembrokeshire National Park and can sleep four people in two bedrooms. The Sands Cafe appeared to be the trendiest place in town, the other main option being the Duke of Edinburgh pub. Why Paul chose Nolton We loved the beaches in the area - particularly Newgale, but Nolton Haven and Solva also very special. Nolton Stables is located in the small, coastal village of Nolton, a short distance from Nolton Haven, Druidstone Haven, Newgale, and Broad Haven. We enjoyed eating at The Swan Inn Little Haven, The Sunshine Italian & The Galleon in Broad Haven and The Cambrian in Solva. The water glittered in the evening sunshine to one side of our path, while on the other was pasture and freshly ploughed flields waiting to be planted. Two kissing gates, four wicket gates, 9 steps. Nolton Haven has a quiet village setting but with all-year-round outdoor activities. It was an easy walk & Chris picked me up from Nolton Haven carpark. A longer varying walk which covers six bays – all with a ‘Haven’ name. We used the Puffin Shuttle to travel back from St Davids to Broadhaven, where we had left our car. ( Log Out / Cross the river, at the back of the pebble bank opposite the cafe at … I was hoping for better weather this time. It has a great sea view and is just five minutes walk from Nolton Haven beach. The wind blustered and buffeted us, and even the herd of cows we passed through were lying down, a sign of the sharp wind or perhaps they knew rain was coming. Enjoyed visits to Newgale beach and 2 cafes, Broadhaven beach, Porthgain, Abereiddy, and the Blue Lagoon, Solva, St Davids and Little Haven. There's plenty of space and easy access from Haverfordwest. Thanks for the great post, @Nick Yes it was a long day and we were very glad to reach St David’s. I have been here before, 8 years ago, on a horse riding holiday with my daughter – we took the horses for a paddle in the sea here. The tide was out and we could walk … Newgale Sands, Nolton Haven & Druidston Haven. Martins Haven to Nolton Haven; Martin’s Haven to Nolton Haven Coast Walk. Newgale with its 2 miles of golden sands, beloved by surfers and kite surfers - wet suits and boards can be hired - is 5 minute drive - the Coastal Path can be joined here. A fantastic stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for a brisk walk is north towards Newgale beach. The beach is quiet and unspoilt although in the past, like Little Haven, this was an export point for coal and a … Nolton Haven Beach is a lovely inlet and it was quite crowded with people enjoying the nice weather, walking the dog or searching for pebbles. From Druistone beach, the path climbed steeply up some wooden steps to the top of the cliff again. Most of the houses were past the car park and the campsite at the far end of the beach, where we found the Sands Cafe that was to be our lunch stop. This beautiful walk takes in several secret beaches not visible from the road and passes the beach waterfall at Druidstone, as well as old coal mine chimneys and rock formations such as the impressive Rickets Head near Nolton Haven. As a cove it is sheltered from wind and the sea is much calmer than Newgale making it ideal for children to swim, body board or kayak. A great opportunity to explore all St Bride’s Bay has to offer, at low tide you can walk south to the neighbouring Settlands bay and across again to Little Haven, just don’t get caught out on the way back. After seeing the puffins on Skomer island we stayed the night at Broadhaven, where we checked into Sunset B & B, a modern house set up a little up from the sea. Me walking away from Newgale taken by Chris getting nearer . Our bedroom on the first floor was large and cosy with a brass bed, a brown and cream floral scheme and an en suite shower room. The laverbread with cockles may have been off the menu but I really enjoyed my veggie breakfast with leef and cheese cake, topped with a scrambled egg. The house was neat and well-decorated and from our bedroom we could see down to the wide expanse of beach with some pretty houses painted in blue and yellow. The path jinked back from the field onto the road above the hotel and then down into a gully where a stream rushed down to the sea. We arrived at Caserfai bay, a sandy beach which thankfully we could enjoy from above without having to climb right down to it. Our favourite family beach with easy access from the car and a smaller option and good access to coastal walks. @John So pleased you enjoyed the walk with me and wish you many more happy walks along the Pembrokeshire coast, […] More on: The Travel Tart // Travelettes // Heather on her Travels // Wonderful […], Hi, I'm Heather, an award winning travel blogger based in Bristol, UK. It served wholesome, healthy food and Guy ordered a spicy Moroccan soup with toasted granary bread which he pronounced delicious, while I had a colourful plate of frittata with feta cheese and dill, a salad with balsamic vinegar dressing and some tortilla chips, which set me up nicely for the two hour walk to Solva, although I resisted the tempting chocolate brownies, anticipating that we would have something nice later. ( Log Out / Discover genuine guest reviews for Hillbrook House, Nolton Haven along with the latest prices and availability – book now. First we stopped at the Cafe of the Quay for a well deserved coffee and slice of cake, with a view over the estuary and the sailing boats. Heather is an award winning travel blogger based in Bristol, UK. Finally, a visit to Hilton Court (01437 710262; 5 minutes by car) is a must. You may also enjoy: 12 Breathtaking things to do in North East Wales. As we climbed the coastal path up from Newgale beach, we could look down on a group of surfers looking like black insects scattered on the surface of the sea, their arms paddling to get out beyond the surf. We checked the timetable for the Puffin Shuttle bus that stopped here, then followed the path down to a small shingle beach, passing only a few dog walkers. We passed the rockly promentaries of Dinas Fach and Dinas Fawr with a wild path that you can explore for a detour. Located in the small village of Nolton we are easily accessible from Haverfordwest, and central to the west coast of Pembrokeshire. I ordered an excellent steak with peppercorn sauce and Guy had a fish pie, with chunky pieces of salmon, then we shared a date cake and some award winning ice cream for desert. Nolton Cross Caravan Park is situated 1.5 miles inland of Nolton Haven a small coastal hamlet (once an important small coal port in Pembrokeshire) on the mid St Brides Bay Coast. The little hamlet of Nolton Haven didn’t have much going on, although there was the Mariner’s Arms pub and a park of static caravans set back a little from the beach. Only a mile away is the 2 mile long beach at Newgale which is great for surfing and other sea-based sports. headland walk overlooking Druidston Haven and the adjoining coves of North Haven and Madoc’s Haven, before dropping down to the beach at Nolton Haven. NOLTON HAVEN 3 ‘Teletubbies House’ Nolton Haven (SM 85951 18595) Nolton Haven was once the hub of the area’s coal mining industry. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Total miles walked on the Wales Coast Path – 427.55 miles. The walks either way from Westerly, towards Newgale or Druidston Haven, are beautiful. The package included accommodation in high quality bed and breakfasts, transfer of our bags so that we only needed to walk with a small day sack and a Harvey Pembrokeshire Coast Path Map and Trailblazer Pembrokeshire Coast Path Guide Book as well as our detailed itinerary. It is within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It’s just under 4.5 miles along this road, called Welsh Road, via Nolton Haven to Druidston Haven. Walk along the harbour wall, right to the end, where a few steps take you back onto the Coast Path. Located within the sweep of St Brides Bay, Nolton Haven is a small, fairly sheltered cove, facing south-west, the beach is made up of sand and shingle with rock pools and cliffs on either side. Pembrokeshire coast path walks from Newgale 13 August 2020 12:54 pm Comments Off on Pembrokeshire coast path walks from Newgale. There are pubs, cafes, and beaches galore en-route. On the beach we could see a string of ten ponies, paddling in the water and a lone swimmer with a wetsuit and bright pink swimming cap. We had two lovely walks. Nolton Haven is a pretty sheltered sandy cove with lots of rock pools at low tide and is popular with families. For more information on things to see and do in Pembrokeshire, check out the Visit Pembrokeshire Website. A leisurely walk (coast) in national park Pembrokeshire Coast starting and finishing in Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro), Wales, about 7.10km (4.41 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. There are also a couple of lovely lunch spot cafes at Newgale Beach, just 1 mile from the campsite. It doesn't get as busy and crowded as nearby Newgale and Broadhaven, yet is easily accessible. For more information check the Walking Pembrokeshire website and Coastal Bus Timetables. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Continuing on, we walked around the headland with clumps of pink thrift in the hedgerows and came down to the small cove at Nolton Haven. ( Log Out / Ten minutes further and we reached the sheltered cove of Cwm Mawr where you could get down to the rocky beach, which I thought was the perfect, secret place if you wanted to get away from the more commercial delights of Newgale. The WCP follows the B road out of Newgale then turns off onto the coastal path. It was an easy walk & Chris picked me up from Nolton Haven … This allows for a one way walk with the return journey by bus and avoids the need for a circular route. Almost two miles long Newgale is a popular beach for surfing, body boarding, wind and kite surfing. I got my wish as part of our weekend, trying out a shortened version of the Best of Pembrokeshire holiday organised by Macs Adventure, who specialise in self-guided walking and cycling holidays. For maximum flexibility you may want to plan your walk after early May when the summer timetable starts. Cliffs and path above the Newgale sands, we are walking towards Broad Haven On the way to Nolton Haven – just passing Rickets Head and Roaring Cave, a short lunch break with a views Rickets Head – gorgeous and mighty rock formation Rickets Head – a rocky outcrop in … In search of dinner we strolled 5 minutes down the hill and first tried the Galleon Inn which didn’t have any space on a Saturday night, so instead walked along the seafront to the Ocean Bar and Restaurant. Nolton Cottages. The cliffs on the final stretch to Solva were raw and earthy, where there had been cliff falls in the storms and were edged with pink clumps of thrift. I’ll have to put in on my list…. See Visit Pembrokeshire - Newgale Beach We all love a trip to the seaside, but when you’re visiting Newgale, you’re actually perched right in the middle of the UK’s only coastal national park…meaning you’re never too far from a fantastic waterside view. There are other bus routes that run along different stretches of the Pembrokeshire Coastline and are suitable for walkers to use. Left: Sea kayaks in Newgale, Pembrokeshire Right: Lunch at Sands Cafe, Newgale. - £125 avg./night - Nolton - Amenities include: Internet, Pets Welcome, TV, Parking Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Pet friendly Minimum stay: 3 night(s) Book online - Book holiday rental 6484027 with Vrbo. If you need more than that, the handsome county town of Haverfordwest is only 15 minutes away by car. The path took us steeply up and down, past two gullies with streams running down to the beach, but the second cove of Cwm Bach had no way to get down to it. Before long you reach the remains of a promontory fort ramparts, just before the path dips down to Porth y Rhaw Our local picturesque village. Looking back the way we had come, we were surprised to see what appeared to be a Hobbit’s house, with a big oval expanse of glass set into the hillside, covered by a green grassy bank covered with cowslips. The final part of the walk from Solva to St David’s was a joy, with afternoon sunshine to warm us and a gentle path along the top of the cliff. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Nolton Haven is a sheltered cove with a sandy beach, small slipway, free car park, toilets and pub. Newgale Beach. @Corinne I highly recommend it – the coastline is very wild and unspoilt. It is half of a figure-of-eight, starting at the public car park behind The Mariners Inn. Turn left onto the lane and past the front of the house with a turret. Between Newgale and Solva in Pembrokeshire. Learn how your comment data is processed. We climbed up out of Broadhaven along a path following the line of the cliff, with rock stacks pounded by the waves below. Most visitors walk a short section at a time, adding a piece to the jigsaw each time they visit and make good use of the coastal bus service, which serves the rural communities and coast path walkers. Newgale to Little Haven 12 June 2015 Staying at Haroldston Hall, we took a taxi north to Newgale where we had finished in 2014. This walk is only about 2 miles but there is some climb involved. The cliffs here were jagged and stratified with huge piles of sharp boulders that had fallen onto the beach and the sea washing over them. Good to hear of others’ positive reviews of this coastline. Newgale to Nolton Haven 1.9 Miles (3.22km) A demanding short section, due to four very steep hills, but the gentler parts can be accessed from Maidenhall car park or Trefrane footpath. Nolton/Nolton haven. The timings of our walk at moderate pace were; Broadhaven – Druidstone 1 hour Druidstone – Nolton Haven 40 mins Nolton Haven – Newgale 1 hour 35 mins Newgale – Solva 2 hours 15 mins Solva – St Davids 2 hours Total walking time 7.5-8 hours, Total time including stops for lunch and tea 9 hours. We were quite relieved to get to Solva at last, descending from the cliff down a leafy lane with knarled trees making a tunnel, and bluebells and ferns on the bank beside us. It was a long walk past the old lime kilns to the very end of the estuary and back on the other side. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is nearby, along with the coastal villages of Broadhaven, Little Haven, Newgale and Solva. Solva is built in two parts, a small village crowded at one end of the estuary with a number of pubs and cafes, as well as the upper town with houses on the hillside. Guy thought it would be the perfect spot for some undetected wild camping, since it was so far from the nearest road. Use the map below to navigate through our suggested coast path stages comprising of 15 one day walks. Up again onto the cliff-top with views over the stratified rock-stacks and the waves crashing around them, passing an older couple who were struggling on the steep path so I was glad to have my walking poles to help me. When the path splits, take the steeper fork on the right. On the road we glimpsed the Puffin Shuttle bus passing by, the last of the day, so knew we would definitely be walking the final stretch to St Davids. 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