Musselwick Bay

Musselwick Bay

This is my daughter’s favourite beach.

From the house go around the one-way system until you are out of Dale, turn left to Marloes and drive all the way through Marloes village past the Lobster Pot pub. Head out to Martin's Haven and after a quarter of mile you will see roadside parking for cars on the left, across the road is a public footpath.

Musselwick lies across the bay from Dale in a bay which is sheltered from the prevailing winds. The coast at Musselwick is south west facing and with the reflected light from the water has a special micro-climate,

This is a more challenging walk but well worth the effort. You will need to wear suitable footwear (walking boots) and you need to make sure you check the tides before setting out.

This beach is dog friendly.

The path down to the beach is fairly steep, with steps cut into the rock on the descent to the beach. At high tide this is as far as you can get but low tide reveals a long sandy beach stretching in both directions, backed by high cliffs composed of mudstones and red sandstones (they are spectacular). Check out the huge beds of baby mussels. The best time to visit is an hour or two before low tide (spring tides are best), which gives plenty of time to explore. The northern part of the beach cuts off early, so a close eye needs to be kept on the incoming tide. A fine beach of golden sand at low tide, however, it's a lovely and usually quiet beach, with good views across St Brides Bay to St Davids Peninsula 

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