Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

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, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Last weekend we met with family at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire.  It’s one of our favourite local beaches to visit all year round whether it’s pouring with rain or warm enough to swim and paddle.  This particular day was cold but dry, perfect for a Sunday stroll.



, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Here are some snapshots of our day.  Scroll down for more information about visiting Broad Haven during winter.

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

The teen was reluctant to come out with us as “beaches are boring”.  As soon as he reached the sand he was running around and in good humour.  It can be hard work getting him out of the house but it’s worth it for that smile and laughter.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Izzy found a line in the sand to follow.

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

We followed the line and found Nanny, Aunty Jo Jo, Auntry Ceri and Cerys.  I didn’t realise it at the time but they’re up by the railings in this photo.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

We went up the steps to see them.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Lion Rock.  During one visit to Broad Haven I worried that the “Lion” had been eroded due to the storms.  Thankfully I discovered I was just looking at the rock from the wrong angle!


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Caitlyn found a pebble which became her “Flintstone-esque” mobile phone.  She had great fun playing with that and made up lots of features that I’d be happy to have on my iPhone.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Isabelle set up noughts and crosses in the sand for us to play.

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Birds!  Sadly we also spotted a  dead seal.

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Dave and Izzy enjoyed a beach boogie!

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Rebecca chats to Ceri.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Cerys navigates the stream.  Broad Haven is easiest to walk across while barefoot or in wellies but the kids had fun jumping over the water.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

These two can bicker about anything (especially music!) but then settle down into really interesting conversations and debates about anything from literature, history and politics to science.  I love listening to them when they’re actually getting along.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

My boy!  He’s doing so well, but we’ve just hit the cold season which he struggles with so we’re having to plan “warm up and rest” times into our days out and once we get home.  I was so pleased for him that he actually managed to get 100% attendance in school during the first half term.  Every morning was a struggle but he did it!  The same cannot be achieved this half term as he has had hospital appointments and has been poorly since his flu jab.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

The tunnel.  We were fascinated by this as children and as soon as Danny was old enough he couldn’t wait to walk wade through it.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Dave was throwing pebbles in and I wondered if he was making a dam.  I shouted across to ask what he was doing and he simply replied, “Playing.”  Fair enough!


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

The black beanie gang.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Girl talk.

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

All the kids and Aunty Ceri.  I wish I could remember what they’re pointing (and laughing) at.  I’ll ask them once they’re home.

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Possibilities include an entertaining dog on the beach (they love watching the dogs play) or Aunty Jo Jo falling over!

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Aunty Ceri with her nieces and nephew in order of height.  We wonder if one day she’ll be on the end!

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

I wanted to get a photo of everyone in order of height from Dave down to Isabelle but the moment had passed and most of the kids were off playing again.  It didn’t really work as my mum, sisters and I are all of a similar height.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

No, I need stretching vertically boys!

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

After a lovely afternoon we took a wander back to the car.  Isabelle looks so sad and lonely in these photos bless her.  I assure you she wasn’t, in fact she was just telling stories and pointing things out to me as she walked along but her tired and cold from the beach face is heartbreaking!


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

Cut to this pair of cousins – they were having fun swinging on the bars.


, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

We said our goodbyes to Ceri  as she was travelling back to Newport and made our way home for hot food and later a DVD.

Visiting Broad Haven Beach During Winter


Parking


Broad Haven has two car parks: a smaller car park off Marine Road (SA62 3JR) close to the shops and facilities and a larger car park off Milmoor Way (SA62 3JH) close to Broad Haven Youth Hostel. We parked in the larger car park.  At this time of year there is just a suggested donation of £1 towards parking (which is money well spent).


Toilets


 The toilets in the larger car park are closed over winter.  The toilets on Marine Road are open and cost 20p.


Facilities


There are shops, cafes, pubs and a chip shop but check opening times over winter (the chippy wasn’t open during our visit).


Dogs on the Beach


Dogs are allowed on the full beach between October and May.  


Stay


Creampots Caravan Park  is in a great location for beach camping and caravan holidays (we used to stay here in our tourer).  There are also holiday lets available.


Have you visited Broad Haven beach?

, Snapshots of Broad Haven Beach in Winter #Pembrokeshire

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