...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
If you’re looking for a remote and quiet beach to spend a relaxing day on during your holiday in Wales, then Marloes Sands in Pembrokeshire is definitely worth considering.
This beach is only accessible by foot, so it is often less crowded than other beaches in the county.
It is important to note that visitors must be mindful of the tides, as the rocky outcrops and impressive geology become awash with waves and make it very tricky getting back to the footpath back up to the car.
At low tide, Marloes Sands is perfect for beach fun, sea dips, and rockpool exploring.
The beach boasts golden sands and crystal-clear water.
The cliffs and rock formations that stand proud out of the sand make you feel like you’ve landed on a different planet.
Visitors with a vivid imagination will have great fun exploring and storytelling about the millions of years of nature and history held within those rocks.
The location was used in the 1968 film The Lion in Winter, which starred Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and Anthony Hopkins.
Universal Pictures also filmed Snow White and the Huntsman at Marloes in 2011.
Marloes Sands is a great location for taking a (long) stroll along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, which offers views over to Skomer Island and the surrounding heathland and sea full of wildlife like seals, porpoises, and sea birds.
A loop walk will take you down to Martin’s Haven past an iron age fort, the deer park, and more.
After a visit to Marloes Sands, the lush café, Runwayskiln, is an ideal place to grab a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.
This dog-friendly café also serves lunch and takeaway items such as their fresh daily bakes.
The Algerian cake is a must-try for something a bit different.
Visitors can access Marloes Sands by following the B4327 from Haverfordwest and following signs for Marloes and Martin’s Haven Embarcation.
It is a short walk from the car park to the beach. Parking is free for National Trust members, but non-members will have to pay.
Day tickets are valid on that day in all National Trust car parks in Pembrokeshire.