Sandy beaches, rolling hills and clifftop walks can all be found within a few miles of holiday cottages in Nolton Haven. This tranquil hamlet is halfway along the coast of St Bride’s Bay, in the county of Pembrokeshire. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs right through the community, which is little more than a cluster of cottages and an old pub, overlooking a shingle cove. Backed by high cliffs, the beach is a glorious spot for a day of sunbathing and swimming, where a long, narrow stretch of golden sand is revealed by the falling tide. Walk north or south on the coast path and you will discover a rugged stretch of blowholes, sea stacks, craggy hills of volcanic rock and narrow inlets scoured by glaciers. You will catch glimpses of secret sandy beaches which look like they have never been visited as you make your way over the towering red and grey cliffs.
The Pembrokeshire coast is a haven for outdoor pursuits. Self-catering holidays in Nolton Haven are popular among visitors who want to make the most of the region’s incredible surfing, coasteering, sea kayaking and walking. Within a few miles of your holiday cottage in Nolton Haven, you will discover imposing castles and ancient sites. Inland, the green, rolling countryside is a paradise for long walks and wildlife-watching.
The compact city of St David’s is well worth a visit, with its beautiful cathedral and abundance of excellent places to eat and drink. A scenic half-hour drive southward from Nolton Haven, Pembroke is a walled medieval town with an impressive castle. This towering stone fortress was the birthplace of Henry VII and has a warren of passageways, spiral staircases and towers to explore. Tenby, Newport, Ramsay Island and Marloes and St Brides are all close enough to Nolton Haven for day trips.