Marloes. Golden sands with striking rock formations

Marloes is one of Pembrokeshire's westernmost larger beaches. It faces out into the Atlantic, making for spectacular waves. And even though it is one of the many large, golden sand beaches across the county, the many rocky outcrops across the beach make it quite unusual and distinctive.

What it's like

The beach is a long stretch of golden sand, curving round towards the south end of the beach. It’s a wild and remote beach, with amazing rock strata across the cliffs that make it appealing for climbers. The striking rock outcrops littered across the beach that perhaps might remind visitors of parts of Australia’s or New Zealand’s coastlines.

Up at the north end of the beach, low tide will reveal a tempting land bridge to Gateholm Island. Skokholm sits a couple of miles off the coast.

What to do when you're there

Other things you should know about it

The name Marloes is pronounced in the English way: “Marlows” rather than the Welsh “Marloys”.
It’s a very long way out to Marloes, you may feel like the drive is taking forever, but the final destination is well worth it.
Time Team did a dig on Gateholm (see http://www.channel4.com/programmes/time-team/episode-guide/series-19/episode-1) (http://www NULL.channel4 NULL.com/programmes/time-team/episode-guide/series-19/episode-1). They rigged a zip wire to access the island whatever the tide
The beach was also the location (http://warrenfarm NULL.wales/2018/01/location-location/) for the Lion in Winter.

How to get there

From Warren:
Head from the farm back through Pembroke and head north on the A477  towards Haverfordwest & Milford Haven. You’ll cross the Cleddau Bridge over the Haven with amazing views up & down the Haven.
Although it sometimes feels quicker to head into Haverfordwest & all the way out on the B4327, the shortest route is to head west through Milford Haven, turning right after you rejoin the B4327, just before Dale. Pass through the village of Marloes, keeping an eye out for the left turn towards the beach itself. There’s a car park at the end of the road, park there & walk back along the road past the turning to the Youth Hostel. The footpath will be on your right, opposite a small passing place.
Be warned, it’s a fair old way down to the beach, and there are no facilities, so take the chance to nip to the loo & bring drinks/snacks with you.

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