Day 045 : Dale – St. Brides

The family finally get to join me for the first 8 miles of today’s walk.


We leave Dale behind and make our way out onto the St. Ann’s Head peninsular. At West Blockhouse Point we meet a chap just finishing his lunch. After a chat he joins us on our walk all the way to Marloes. Thanks Keith for the company.

At St. Ann’s Head is a lighthouse which guided ships into the Milford Haven estuary. It also marks the extent of the Bristol channel on the Welsh side. Hartland Point marks the extent on the English side.


We stop for lunch at Westdale Bay. After which my wife and daughter return to Dale whilst Keith and I continue along the coast.

Marloes Sands is another of those beaches that arches round with some interesting rocks that stick out like prongs at low tide. No one on this beach, you could have had it to yourself. This is where Keith leaves me, so thank you for the company.


Skomer Island is well known for its puffin population.. There are boat trips from Martindale Bay, but I believe they limit the number of visitors each day.


St. Brides has a castle which is now owned by the Holiday Property Bonds. Which used to be a sanatorium.


This is where I finish today’s walk.