Marloes Beach

Marloes beach

Marloes Beach is awesome.  In the truest sense of the word. Just look at it! Those rocks, those cliffs, those waves.  The power of nature is absolutely evident on this beach.  And it is massive!  It’s easy to feel very, very small here.

Maybe because it’s not the most accessible of the beaches in Pembrokeshire it can be very secluded. Which is not always a bad thing.  In fact, we think it’s a good thing.

It’s easy to get a piece of Marloes beach to yourself.  Partly because it’s soooo big.  But also because of the rocks.  They make such good shelters that there’s no need to bring your own windbreaks here.  Almost like having your vey own roofless castle they make for great privacy too. 

There’s so much to explore here too! The incredible rock formations make for fun clambering and the rock pools they create are teaming with sealife to explore. 

We found Marloes beach quite an expedition when the children were young because of all the paraphernalia they come with.  It’s a good 15 minute walk back up to the car park which is taxing enough without pushchairs, picnics and changing bags.

But it becomes more fun for families as the youngest members become more capable and come with less stuff.

It’s a great place to walk, run, explore and play games and generally just have a lot of fun.  It doesn’t get much better than that.

Marloes beach is also a great place to start the Marloes Circular Walk.  And you can walk to Dale and back or take on the Dale Circular Walk from here.

How to get to Marloes Beach

Getting to Marloes beach is not easy. The village is a good 20 minutes beyond Haverfordwest, and the closer you get the narrower the roads become.  So it will take some time. Slow down and enjoy the ride.

To get to Haverfordwest take the A40 from the North (Fishguard) or the East (Carmarthen) and when you get to Haverfordwest your best bet is to head up High Street and take a right at the traffic lights in the middle lane.  Once through the lights you’ll be in the left hand lane.  Stay in it and then on this road through the mini roundabout at Tesco. 

Take a left at the Belle Vue onto the Dale Road (B4327) and stay on it until you reach the signpost for Marloes.  Marloes is approximately 1.5 miles from this point and 12 miles from Haverfordwest.

Where to park for Marloes Beach

Parking is available at the National Trust Car Park near to Marloes beach.

Current charges (2021) £3 for 3 hours, £6 all day (for non-members)

  • Map reference SM 98273 01408
  • Nearest Post Code SA71 4LD

More info on walks around Marloes

If you’re looking to take on one of the walks mentioned above or any other Coast path walks in Pembrokeshire we thoroughly recommend this book.  We’ve got the older version and found it brilliant when we walked the whole thing.  It’s battered, bruised and well thumbed but we still use it today!

We would always recommend wearing at least mid-ankle boots as a minimum on any Pembrokeshire walk as they can all be muddy, wet and/or rocky.  You don’t want wet feet on a long hike and you certainly don’t want to be twisting an ankle. We’re on our second pair of these by Salomon which says a lot about how good we thought the first pair was.

Whatever the length of your walk remember to carry the right gear and perhaps most importantly a map and compass.

Where to stay near Marloes Beach

There are fields for camping and a few cottages near  Marloes beach itself with other self catering accommodation options in Marloes village. 

We always use to check what’s available where.

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