Location

Marloes is the most westerly village in the central section of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, situated on the Dale/Marloes peninsula to the west of Milford Haven and Haverfordwest. It is the nearest village to the Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm Islands embarkation point at Martin’s Haven. Most of the Marloes peninsula is owned by the National Trust, and excellent cliff walks with superb views extend in several directions along the coast on the Pembrokeshire Coast Long-distance Path. Inland footpaths are frequent and well-marked, allowing circular walks when desired.  The mile-long Marloes Sands is frequently described as one of the best beaches in Britain. Musselwick Sands, St.Bride’s Haven, West Dale, Dale, Littlehaven and Broadhaven North beaches are also within easy reach.

Wildlife is abundant. Seabirds breeding on Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm Islands can also be seen on boat-trips or from mainland cliffs. Grey seals breed on the Marloes peninsula and can be seen at any time of year, but particularly in autumn when pups are born on the beaches below. Birds such as raven, chough and peregrine frequent the peninsula cliffs, while migrants can be seen on the headlands in spring and autumn. The nearby Marloes Mere and Gann mudflats are excellent sites for wildfowl and waders. The coast path provides a wonderful display of wildflowers for most of the year.

Marloes village has a pub with beer-garden, village shop with post-office and cafe, church, chapel and childrens play-park.

A car gives flexibility but is not essential – in the summer the coastal bus travels in three directions three times a day, and there are footpaths out of the village leading to the coast path and beaches.

Coming by train, there are stations at Milford Haven and Haverfordwest.