After a cosy, chilled family Christmas and New Year holiday, I longed to get back out into the fresh air. When the storms finally calmed, we got the chance to go for a walk in the sunshine so we headed to one of our staple places to visit- Broad Haven (North). We planned to walk the coastal path to Druidston, but it soon became clear that the constant rain made the muddy path unpassable in places so we went as far as we could and then headed back, which was still a lovely walk. Come with us on our walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Broad Haven:
Park in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire
There are three main car parks in Broad Haven. The small (donations welcome) Boardwalk Car Park, the Pembrokeshire County Council Broad Haven Car Park (SA62 3JR) on Marine Road (which is free during Winter) and the larger Pembrokeshire National Park Authority Broad Haven Car Park on Millmoor Way (SA62 3JH), which charges all year round. All of the car parks are within walking distance (along the beach or pavement) to the start of the Coastal Path to Druidston with the National Park Authority car park being the closest.
Alternatively, you could park in Druidston and catch the Fflecsi Bus (this replaces the previous Puffin Shuttle Bus) to Broad Haven, then walk back to your car. This service needs to be booked in advance.
Walking the Coastal Path
Wherever you visit, if you follow a sign with an acorn, you are following a National Trail and always sure of an enjoyable walk. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path was the first National Trail opened in Wales, in 1970. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path offers 186 miles (299 Km) of walking with stunning coastal views, fascinating wildlife and beautiful beaches.
Broad Haven Coastal Path
The walk was just what we needed- fresh air and sea views. It felt so good to be out walking and talking again. The girls had been reluctant when I called them out of their warm beds in the morning, and then off the cosy couch. They didn’t want to go out. But once they were out in the fresh air running around, laughing and playing together, I knew it was worth the persuading.
A slightly different take, but can you guess the movie they were thinking of?
Looking back to Broad Haven Beach. It was lovely to see couples, friends, family, teens and dog walkers all enjoying the open space. As we left, we saw some horse riders heading for the beach too.
Lion’s Rock, Broad Haven
The infamous Lion’s Rock at Broad Haven Beach. One day, when viewing the beach from a different angle, I couldn’t see Lion’s Rock. I worried it had eroded! We were very relieved when we spotted it again!
Thankfull,y Lion Rock still stands tall and proud looking over Broad Haven Beach.
My mum with Lion’s Rock (sorry for sharing a windswept photo of you, Mum, but I love it as it’s of you in one of your favourite places).
A Lion Rock Selfie!
Mother and daughter, two windswept, happy women walking.
Sisters! Caitlyn and Izzy take a break on a bench to allow us to catch up with them- thanks, girls!
We had hoped to see Highland Cows on our walk like last time. However, the path became too muddy for longer stretches to pass safely, so we decided to turn back and head to the all-weather Broad Haven Boardwalk instead. We’re not sure if we got to their field and they just weren’t there or if we didn’t go as far as their field during this walk. If anyone knows if the highland cows are still grazing there please let me know as we love to see them. So here’s a photo of them from last time.
While we were sad to have missed the magical beauty of Druidston and the waterfall, we took in the picturesque views of Broad Haven on our return walk and had a lovely time walking the Broad Haven Boardwalk as always.
Have you blown away the cobwebs after Christmas yet? Where was your first walk of the new year? Happy New Year to you all!