Martins Haven is a sheltered, rocky cove backed by a steep bank of shingles and pebbles. The beach is mostly pebbles and rocks and is popular for diving and watersports.
Boat trips to Skomer Marine Nature Reserve depart for the two-mile trip to the island.
Here an abundance of birds such as puffins, razorbills and guillemots can be seen in spring and breeding season. Seals and sometimes dolphins and basking sharks may be spotted during the summer. The beach can very busy when boat trips are running, especially in school holidays.
Lockley Lodge visitor centre owned by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is close to the beach.
Pembrokeshire Coast path passes the beach and there are a number of delightful walking routes in the area with three different trails around Martins Haven to Marloes and St. Brides Bay.
Access to the beach is a walk of about 200 yards following the lane down a steep hill. The National Trust Carpark is listed as a Dark Sky discovery site – a place away from light pollution suitable for star-gazing.
Dogs are allowed all year round on Martins Haven Beach, but please be considerate to other beach users and remember you must always clean up after your dog. There are no lifeguards on this beach so ensure you are being cautious when entering the water.
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