, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

We walked along Dale beach, looking for interesting pebbles and shells. We spotted whelk egg cases and mermaid purses.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Dale is quite a typical Pembrokeshire village with it’s sea views and green fields. The green, green grass of home…I love it!

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

The sea foam is beautiful

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

As Dale is situated along the coast from Milford Haven, they share the industrial view of Valero refinery in Pembroke.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Eating and Drinking in Dale

From the beach you can see The Griffin pub and also Coco’s Brasserie at Dale Yacht Club. Soon the sea front will be full of people enjoying a meal and drink in the sun on the infamous Dale sea wall.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Snapshots of Dale Beach, Pembrokeshire

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

The beach has a slipway too making it easily accessible for boats and watersports.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

The Gann, Dale, Pembrokeshire

Then we walked along to The Gann, a lovely walk and birdwatching spot in Dale. You can park alongside here too. There used to be a good sized carpark here but they’ve made it smaller to discourage overnight campervans I can only assume.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

You can walk a 3.8 miles circular walk around The Gann.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Or you could take the coastal path 9 miles back to Milford Haven, passing the wonderful Monk Haven along the way.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Tide information is given as you can only walk the coast path low tide route across the River Gann up to three hours either side of low tide. The alternative is a two mile walk around the estuary.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

It’s an interesting walk as you’re surrounded by water during some parts.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Bring binoculars to fully appreciate the birds and wildlife living in this area.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Chasing Sunsets

While we were on this walk, the sun began to set. This looked particularly beautiful above the yellow gorse.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Instead of taking a circular walk, we walked so far and then back so we could walk back into Dale in time to sit and watch the stars in the dark.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

On our way back we spotted these sheep getting into a line in the field across the road.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Dale Lime Kilns, Pembrokeshire

Then we crossed the road to see the Dale lime Kilns. You can also see in this photo how the car park has been closed off and there is now only off road parking in the layby.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

These lime kilns were perfectly located right next to the sea so vessels could deliver the limestone from Cresswell Quarry. This could then be used for mortar in architecture and to make fertiliser for agriculture purposes.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

These limekilns at Pilkeridge, Dale, were lovingly restored by Dale Environment Group and Friends of Pembrokeshire National Park, who completed the work in 2011.

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Stargazing in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Lastly, before we headed home we sat on a bench overlooking the beach to sit and watch the stars for a while. We were lucky that this was an evening when the International Space Station and Starlink were passing over us at the same time.

Pembrokeshire is a great place for stargazing due to it’s low light pollution. I have to admit that I used to take this for granted when I was younger as it was all I’d known. Nearby, Kete carpark is one of the many designated dark sky stargazing locations in Pembrokeshire.

Visiting Dale

So this was a visit to Dale just before the weather warms up and the tourist season really begins. Head there for a beach day out, a wildlife walk , a sea view meal or just to stargaze. It’s also a lovely place to stay and there are great camp sites, guest houses and holiday homes to choose from.

Read more posts about:

Pembrokeshire

Free Days Out

West Dale Beach

Marloes Sands

Exploring Mill Bay, Kete, Dale

Kete, St Ann’s Head and Mill Bay

Pin this post for Later:

, Snapshots of an Evening in Dale, Pembrokeshire
Tweet
Pin2
Share
2 Shares

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.