Dog Friendly Places in The Havens
Discover the beauty of West Pembrokeshire with your pooch pal.
With its unrivalled views of the coast and countryside, it’s one of the best places to bring along your dog. There is an increasing number of pet-friendly cafes, pubs and restaurants - some even have a dedicated area just for you and your furry friend. We have selected some of the best places for you to visit with your dog in the Havens; the collection of coastal villages overlooking St Brides Bay – Nolton Haven, Druidston, Little Haven and Broad Haven. Now you can bring them alongside you to your favourite spot.
Nolton Haven is a small beach which is very popular during the summer months. It is a small cove which is perfect for families to spend the day sunbathing, playing beach games and for going for a splash in the sea with your dog. Take a refreshing break from the beach to have lunch at The Mariners Inn, a dog-friendly pub which is just across the road from the beach. There is a car park across the road from the beach which is free and they also have public facilities for you to use. If you love to walk, head up to the coastal path on the steep walk towards Newgale Beach or you can take an easier path in the opposite direction towards Druidston Haven; either way, the views are spectacular.
Nolton Haven Beach
Druidston Haven is a stunning long sandy beach surrounded by magnificent cliffs with natural caves for you to explore. It has a pretty natural waterfall which streams off the left side of the cove, a perfect natural shower for you to wash away the salt after a swim in the sea with your four-legged friend. Access to this secluded beach is from the coastal path or you can take one of the footpaths which start from The Druidston Hotel, it’s a relatively steep descent to the beach unravelling the true beauty of the area with each step you take. The Druidston Hotel offers an extensive variety of dishes throughout the day including breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and evening meals in their comfortable restaurant. When the weather is nice, take advantage of the outdoor seating area and the spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. They have a tasty bar menu you can choose from and a selection of refreshing beverages. Pop along with your dog before or after your visit to Druidston Beach.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - St Brides Bay
Broad Haven is a very popular seaside village with a great number of beach shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants making it a fantastic location for people to come and enjoy the beach with their dog. Take a dip in the sea or try some watersports activities from the local surf shop such as body boarding, surfing, kayaking and paddle-boarding or if you prefer, relax with a book and soak up the sun and sea views. This long, sandy beach is perfect for a stroll with the dog when the tide is out. It will also reveal ‘Settlands’ - another bay which can only be discovered on foot when the tide is out. You can also continue your walk across the beach to the picturesque village of Little Haven. The majority of eateries in Broad Haven are happy to accommodate your dog sitting alongside you whilst you enjoy your lunch.
There are partial dog restrictions to this beach during 1st May – 30th September each year, stick to the half nearest The Galleon Inn as this is the dog-friendly half. Far in the distance on the north side of this beach, you will see ‘The Lions Head’, a stack of rocks beneath the towering cliffs that resemble the shape of a lion.
View of Broad Haven Beach from Little Haven Beach
Little Haven is a striking fishing village which is extremely popular with visitors all year round. It is a small village with a number of fantastic eateries and pubs who are happy for you to bring your dog along with you. Step into Lobster and Mor, a family-run business, offering a selection of fresh fish side-dishes and sandwiches for you to take away and enjoy on the beach or as a delightful supper back at your holiday cottage. Serving only the freshest fish in the area, ask about their ‘catch of the day’ where you can buy a deliciously cooked lobster or pick a live one to cook yourself. Head over to The Castle Inn, a lively pub/restaurant which is set in the perfect location of this village, the views from inside and outside this pub/restaurant are incredible. You’ll receive a warm welcome from their friendly staff and enjoy a delicious meal from their bar menu and a selection of daily specials to tantalise your taste buds after a day exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast with your favourite companion.
Walk through the village to reveal a small sandy cove which is extremely popular with dog walkers all year round. Take the path to the left of the beach and continue to ‘The Point’ where you can see extended views over St Brides Bay, from here if you wish to continue your walk you can access the coastal path. When the tide is in at Little Haven you can take a gentle stroll across the beach and discover some of the rock pools and the sea creatures that live in them. When the tide is out, you will see that there is another beautiful beach over the next bay which brings you to Broad Haven.