About this view
The Haroldston Chins lookout provides great panoramas across St Brides Bay and offers excellent views of the spectacular geology found on this coastline. It’s also a great place to watch fulmars. These stiff-winged birds are members of the albatross family and have special nose tubes which allow them to process seawater for fluid on long flights.
One of the highlights of this location is that the views can be enjoyed by everyone. Haroldston Chins offers a smooth, purpose-built track from a Blue Badge holder car park (located on the coast road near Druidston). The smooth Tarmac path leads to the top of the cliff, giving panoramic views over St Brides Bay. Look to the far left of the bay and you will see Skomer Island and to the far right the southern tip of Ramsey Island is visible on a clear day.
Two other local features are worth looking for: on clear days you may spot something resembling an aircraft carrier on the horizon (near to Skomer Island). This is Grassholm. It is one of our more distant islands and in the summer has a huge colony of gannets that gives the island a white appearance even when they are absent.
You may also spot (on exceptionally clear days) a small point on the horizon which may well be flashing. This is the Smalls Lighthouse. It is 32km from St David’s Head and acts as a warning to shipping on a notorious stretch of water. There is a gruesome history here involving two sworn enemies which saw the lighthouse’s regulations change forever. Read more about the Smalls Lighthouse here.
At Haroldston Chins, the National Park Authority has worked with the landowner to provide a small car park for disabled drivers and a hard, level path to the spectacular viewpoint. The Authority has generally tried to avoid ‘developing’ remote parts of the coast but this opportunity to make this stunning cliff top experience accessible to all has been highly valued.
How to get there
We recommend the best way to navigate the narrow coastal roads to Haroldston Chins is via the Puffin Shuttle, which is wheelchair accessible. Visit Pembrokeshire Greenways for timetables and more information about Coastal Buses.
By road: The small car park at the start of the walk is reserved solely for Blue Badge holders. From South Pembrokeshire; approach via the B4341 road from Haverfordwest (approx. 8 miles). From North Pembrokeshire; approach via Welsh Road (the narrow coast road) (approx. 5 miles south of Newgale).
For other drivers we recommend parking in nearby Broad Haven before following the Coast Path north, this is about 3km or a one hour walk away.
For up to date travel information contact Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline-cymru.info.