Broad Haven South

Easy access, dog friendly beach

Broad Haven South can be a good spot for swimming, surfing, fishing and a great place to get out the cricket set or frisbee.

Broad Haven South is another lovely beach, with golden sand backed by dunes. There’s an intriguing limestone stack, known as Church Rock, just offshore. This is an ideal spot for swimming, surfing or just taking it easy.

The stream running down to the beach drains from the Bosherston lakes, part of the Stackpole Estate, which were created in the 18th century by damming three valleys. The lakes cover 32 hectares (80 acres) and are now a National Nature Reserve, supporting a variety of wildlife including water lilies, dragonflies, water fowl and otters.

A stroll inland along the lakes offers a pleasant alternative to lazing on the beach.



There are toilets including disabled facilities in both the Bosherston Car Park and Broad Haven South Car Park but there are no baby changing facilities in either. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website for more information on toilet opening times.

Both car parks are managed by the National Trust, charges apply.

There is an ice cream van above the beach and a pub and café in nearby Bosherston. Litter bins are provided. Please help keep Broad Haven South beautiful and use the facilities provided.


Dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.


Easy Access

Toilets at Bosherston and Broad Haven South both include disabled facilities. Access from the Broad Haven South car park via a steep path unsuitable for wheelchairs. However easy access from the car park in Bosherston leads to the beach along a one-mile boardwalk through the picturesque Lily ponds.

See the Bosherston Lily Ponds route in our Walks for All section to see an easy access walk near Broad Haven South.

The National Trust allow you hire mobility vehicles for use in this area and have produced an accessibility guide for the area around Broad Haven South, which includes a map. Visit the National Trust website to read the Accessibility at Stackpole guide.


Getting there

You can get to Broad Haven South by bike, with a local cycle route passing through nearby Bosherston. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website to see the Heritage Coast Trail cycling route.

The Coastal Cruiser Coastal Bus stops at Broad Haven South and Bosherston. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website for bus timetables.

This beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Visit the Coast Path section of this website to find out more.

By car, from the A477 take the B4319. The beach is signposted from the village of Bosherston. There is ample paid parking above the beach.


Safety advice

  • There are no Lifeguards at this beach. Please visit the RNLI website to find your nearest lifeguarded beach.
  • Wherever possible, always swim at a lifeguarded beach.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone. If you get in trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help. If you see someone in difficulty, never attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard or, if you can’t see a lifeguard, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.



  • Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. These include a speed limit.
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach. Visit our byelaws page to find out more.
  • National Trust Byelaws apply to the area surrounding Broad Haven South.