GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Milford Haven

13 miles (21 km)

The town of Milford Haven is in an ideal location for exploring the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast.
This walk heads west along the coast path to visit the Dale Peninsula and Marloes Sands. The route runs for 13 miles but at the end you can catch a bus back to Milford Haven from Marloes village.
The route starts on the front in Limford Haven, close to the train station. From here you head west past the docks to Hakin and Gelliswick Bay. Here you can see several oil pipelines which come ashore at this small working beach just west of Milford Haven.
The route continues to the pretty Sandy Haven where you will find stepping stones and a crab bridge where people can collect crabs. It also provides a low tide route for crossing the estuary at low tide. There's a nice cliff-backed rocky beachhere with lots of little rock pools to explore.
The next stage takes you on to Lindsway Bay, near St Ishmael's, before coming to the cliffs at Musselwick Point. Shortly after you arrive at the pretty village of Dale. Here you can take a short detour to visit Dale Fort on the Dale Peninsula. The fortis aVictorian erafortlocated on a rocky promontory that now houses a field studies centre, for study of localmarine biology,biology,geology,geomorphology, and other related fields. This route continues west to Marloes Sands. Here you'll find lots of interesting rock formations. A feature of the beach are the Three Chimneys, three vertical lines of hardsiluriansandstone andmudstone.There's also lots of interesting wildlife with Welsh Mountain ponies, various sea birds and seal pups to look out for.
After passing the sands the route heads north to the village of Marloes where you can enjoy refreshments at the cafe before catching the bus back.
To extend the walk you can continue west to visit Martin's Haven. Here you can catch a boat to Skomer Island where you can look out for a huge variety of wildlife including Puffins, Manx Shearwaters, Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, Razorbills, Gannets and Fulmars.
Heading east along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path will take you to Neyland and Pembroke.

Milford Haven OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Milford Haven Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the opposite side of the river there's a major local historic highlight at Pembroke Castle. The medieval castle dates to the 12th century and is Grade I listed. You can stroll around the pleasant castle grounds and enjoy some fine views of the millpond and the River Pembroke in the attractive town.


Milford Haven Docks

Milford Docks The upmarket marina may be out of camera shot but this is the working side.

Gelliswick Bay oil pipeline and jetty - - 369636

Gelliswick Bay oil pipeline and jetty. One of several oil pipelines comes ashore here at this small working beach just west of Milford Haven. The to-ing and fro-ing of vast oil and liquid gas tankers in the Haven keeps this coastline constantly at risk of pollution incidents of which the most catastrophic was the grounding of Sea Empress in 1996. The resulting environmental damage cost 60 million pounds to clean up.

Jetty at Gelliswick Bay - - 1025466

Jetty at Gelliswick Bay

Sandy haven path view

Sandy haven path view

The crab bridge Sandy Haven Pill - - 171164

The crab bridge Sandy Haven Pill. This bridge and stepping stones on the coast path have been used by generations of children to collect crabs. The bridge is only above the tide for around 2 hours either side of low tide.

St. Ishmael's - Lindsway Bay - - 143395

St. Ishmael's - Lindsway Bay. Beautiful beach. Taken looking west.

Cliffs at Musselwick - - 1532012

Cliffs at Musselwick. In the far distance is Tower Point

Raggle Rocks at Marloes Sands - - 537289

Raggle Rocks at Marloes Sands

GPS Files

GPX File

Milford Haven.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Milford Haven.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)