A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

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Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Lion’s Rock at Broad Haven Beach

Last week we made the most of this beautiful weather and went for an after school adventure to Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire.  It was after 5 pm so this made it a free day out but it’s well worth the money even when you come earlier and pay parking.  Read on to find out all you need to know about visiting Broad Haven Beach and how to save money on all your family days out.

 

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Parking at Broad Haven Beach

There is ample parking at Broad Haven Beach even during busy times.  The smaller car park on the sea front fills up quickly.  We tend to park in the larger car park next to Broad Haven Youth Hostel (Sat Nav:  SA62 3JH).  The National Park Authority manage this car park and it costs just £5 for over 3 hours.  It is free to park after 5 pm.  Both car parks have toilets near by and are a short walk to the beach.

 

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Lion’s Rock Side of Broad Haven Beach

We usually park and stay on Lion’s Rock side of the beach.  Danny loves playing in the tunnel that leads the stream to the sea.

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

On this occasion we spotted a Golden Ringed Dragonfly taking rest on a pebble in the stream.

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach is an RNLI Lifeguarded Beach

We find the Lion’s Rock  (so called because of the shape of the rock) side of the beach best for water activities.  Broad Haven beach is an RNLI coast guarded beach.  It is patrolled daily between June to September between 10 am – 6 pm.  Surf boards, paddle boards, kayaks and wet-suits are available to hire from the water-sports shop near the seafront.

Remember to find the red and yellow flags and always swim or body-board between them when on a life-guarded beach, – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.

 

Rock Pooling

The Lion’s Rock side of the beach is also best for rock pooling, beach combing and climbing.  There also used to a cave to explore but this is now closed for safety.

 

Along the Seafront

The ice cream van is usually parked on the Lion’s Rock side of the beach.  All along the sea front there are shops, cafes, and pubs.  We get our chips from The Beach Cafe which is right at the other side of the beach (near the smaller car park).

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

 

Chips on the Beach

As we were planning to have our tea on the beach we sat on the far side (furthest away from Lion’s Rock) so we wouldn’t have too far to carry the chips!  People also bring picnics and barbecues to the beach (remember to bring your litter home with you).  Others eat inside the cafes and restaurants in Broad Haven.

Playing on Broad Haven Beach

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

We had great fun playing in the sand and paddling and swimming in the sea.  It was lovely to see lots of our friends too.  Here are some more photos of the kids playing:

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

The sun was bright so we ended up taking some silhouette shots.  It was a lovely evening, just what we all needed.  I love living close to the beach.

Stay in Broad Haven

Many visitors to Pembrokeshire choose to stay in Broad Haven.  The Broad Haven Youth Hostel is just across the road from the beach.  Broad Haven Caravan Park and Cream Pots Caravan Park are close too.  Quality Cottages also have various holiday cottages in and around Broad Haven to choose from.

Have you visited Broad Haven Beach before?  Let me know if you visit!

Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

How to Save Money on Your Next Family Day Out

We love a free family day out at Diary of the Evans-Crittens but there are ways to save money even when visiting the paid attractions.  To save money on your next day out click the vouchers below:

 

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Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire

4 Comments

  1. Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire
    Samantha O'D
    August 9, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Lovely photos, looks lovely

    • Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire
      Claire Evans
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you- it’s a lovely beach! xxx

  2. Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire
    Margaret Gallagher
    August 13, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Your pictures say it all – never actually been – hope to soon

    • Broad Haven Beach, A Free Family Day Out at Broad Haven Beach, Pembrokeshire
      Claire Evans
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      Thanks- a lovely beach xxx

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