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Bwthyn Strathmore Cottage in Lower Solva sleeps 2 plus cot

Bus Stop

The bus stop is just a few houses along the road and the coastal bus 'Puffin Shuttle' (ideal for walkers) and the near hourly local Haverfordwest to St Davids service bus stop here - see Coastal Buses


Solva has a small beach when the tide is out. If it's in, you have to walk up and over the Gribin peninsula and down the other side where there is a lovely little beach in the Harbour entrance.

At low tide you can walk back to Solva along the sand.

There are many small coves and beaches to discover but these are the main local beaches:


Newgale is vast and great for everything but especially surfing, kite surfing and bodyboarding. There is a surf school there. Hire it all from there. At the far end of the beach is a cafe and there are public toilets in the first car park and next to the pub. Wonderful to walk along when the tide is out. Good for Bass fishing.

Pen y cwm can be reached either from Newgale beach when the tide is out but don't get trapped by the incoming tide, or by walking down from the road.
It's a lovely walk and the beach is worth it. Lots of rock pools etc. No facilities.


Solva Harbour as seen from the air

Solva cruisers to windward
Solva cruisers to windward

Iron Age Fort along coast towards St Davids
Iron Age Fort along coast towards St Davids


Whitesands is the other side of St Davids and similarly is renowned for surfing. It has a cafe, toilets, wet suit hire etc. Fabulous spot for sunsets especially if you climb up to the summit of the mountain/hill there. You have to pay to park in summer.

Caerfai beach is down a left turn just as you come into St David's. The views from the car park at the top are wonderful. It's a short walk down to the beach. No facilities.

Porthgain is very interesting. Excellent Fish restaurant and wonderful old pub. Rub shoulders with the famous.

Abbereidy is a bit more of a drive but is completely different as its all slate. It is the home of the Blue Lagoon, an old quarry with deep water. The challenge is to jump off various ledges into the water. Not for the faint hearted! Popular with coasteering groups. From Abbereidy you can walk along the
cliff to Barry Island beach which cannot be accessed by car and is down a steep metal staircase. Not good if you don't like heights but a fabulous beach. Be careful of currents. No facilities at all.

Useful Links:
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Solva Woolen Mill
Solva village
Solva Easter Sunday Duck Race
St Davids Cathedral
Oriel y Parc (St Davids Visitor Centre)
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Greenways
Coastal Buses


relax around the fireplace

Bwthyn Strathmore Cottage

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Solva Harbour in Spring

Solva Harbour in Spring

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