Broadhaven South

Broadhaven South

Not to be confused with Broadhaven (West), Broadhaven South is the sandy bay the other side of Stackpole Head to it’s (maybe more well-known) neighbour, Barafundle.

Now, we’re well aware that Barafundle beach has become something of an internet sensation. In this Instagram age it’s easy to see why. It is a stunning beach. There are no 2 ways about that. And we do really like it.

So you might be surprised to read that we actually prefer Broadhaven South. We think it’s just as spectacular (maybe even more so), more convenient and offers a little bit more.

They’re both secluded and spacious, which we like.  Although Barafundle,in particular, is becoming more and more popular (and busy) all the time.

In fact, to help relieve pressure and ease footfall, the National Trust have started hosting regular Seashore Safaris encouraging visitors to opt for Broadhaven South Beach instead of Barafundle.

Being so close to each other, these two beaches are very similar in nature too. So much so we sometimes have difficulty telling them apart in our pictures. With their soft white sands and grassy dunes (although the ones at Broadhaven are much bigger. Huge in fact) the water quality is also really good.  So you get these benefits at either.

But what makes Broadhaven South our preferred choice is:

  1. Church Rock,
  2. The Bosherston Lily Ponds walk
  3. A car park overlooking the beach
  4. Public conveniences and
  5. (usually) an ice cream van (seasonal)

For keen photographers out there, Broad Haven (South) has also been named a “Dark Sky Discovery Site”.

The walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast path to Barafundle is approximately 2 miles from here. So you don’t even need to choose one over the other. You can actually visit both for a 2 for 1 kind of deal.

How to get to Broadhaven South

Broadhaven South is near the village of Bosherston in Pembrokeshire, which is about as far west as you can go in Wales.  It’s way beyond the Western end of the M4 but it’s very well signposted as you get closer.

From Haverfordwest
  • Follow the signs to Pembroke and cross the Cleddau Bridge. 
  • Turn left onto the A477 at the roundabout at the bottom of the hill, then
  • turn right onto Ferry Lane (A4139). 
  • Stay on this road until you see Pembroke Castle to your right.   
  • Head up the hill and turn left (following the one way system through the town.) 
  • At the roundabout at end of Main Street take the third exit down Well Hill.
  • Follow the road round to the right and take the next turning left, the B4319, signposted Castlemartin and Angle and then Bosherston.  
  • In Bosherson, pass the Church, Ye Olde World Café and St. Govan’s Inn on your left and then
  • take the second turning left which is sign-posted Broad Haven.
  • This road will bring you to Broad Haven car park.  
  • Broad Haven is approximately 17 miles from Haverfordwest, about a 40 minute drive.  
From Carmarthen
  • Take the A40 to St. Clears and then the A477 towards Tenby
  • Keep on this road passing through Red Roses, Stepaside, Carew Cheriton and Milton. 
  • Turn left on to the A4075 to Pembroke  
  • At the first roundabout you come to In Pembroke (The Hope Inn in front of you) take the second exit down Well Hill
  • Follow the road round to the right and take the next turning left, the B4319,  signposted Castlemartin and Angle and then Bosherston
  • In Bosherson, pass the Church, Ye Olde World Café and St. Govan’s Inn on your left and then
  • take the second turning left which is sign-posted Broad Haven.
  • This road will bring you to Broad Haven car park.  
  • Broad Haven is approximately 36 miles from St. Clears, about a 50 minute drive.
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Parking

You can either Park at the National Trust Car park in Bosherston and walk down to the beach alongside the Lilyponds or drive on to the National Trust Car Park which actually overlooks the beach.  This car park (shown above) is massive.

Parking charges apply at both unless you are a National Trust Member

More information about Broadhaven South

As well as the attractions mentioned above Broadhaven South is a great place for the Pembrokeshire Coast path walk to or from St Govan’s.      

Broadhaven South makes it onto the list of our top 10 favourite Beaches in Pembrokeshire.

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