Within the sheltered 24 miles of the Milford Haven deep water estuary there are plenty of interesting nooks, anchorages and moorings to discover.
Beyond the Milford Haven, the Pembrokeshire coastline boasts spectacular scenery, broad sandy beaches and numerous safe anchorages to explore. And for the more adventurous and experienced sailors, Neyland is the perfect starting point for trips to Southern Ireland or the Isles of Scilly.
Discover the many secluded beaches, including beautiful Barafundle, Angle Bay and Watwick Bay. Dine out on locally caught seafood in Tenby and Solva or try the Swan in Little Haven or The Griffin at Dale. Just off the coast of Tenby, Caldey Island is home to herds of seals and a rookery of Cormorants, offering good shelter and anchorages with great views looking back towards Tenby and the South coast of Pembrokeshire.
Cruise around the lichen covered island of Skomer to discover its sheltered bays and impressive headlands. Carpeted in bluebells and pink campion during the spring, this colourful island is a Marine Conservation Zone and home to a variety of fascinating wildlife, from puffins to Manx shearwaters.
Just to the south of Skomer lies Skokholm Island owned by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. Cruise the waters with Atlantic grey seals, dolphins and harbour porpoise and check out the island loving storm petrels, Manx shearwaters and the puffins that return here to their nesting sites between April and July.
Home to the only gannet colony in Wales, Grassholm looks predominantly white as you approach. Sail around the island in late February to see the sky filled with male gannets returning home to mate. Visit in early June and experience the sights and sounds of chicks as they begin to hatch, and witness them preparing to leave the island in late August and September.
St Brides Bay
For calm waters and minimum traffic, head to St Brides Bay. Sheltered by St David’s Peninsula and the Marloes, it offers relaxed cruising and is the perfect destination for those learning to sail. Visit Solva, a colourful harbour with pubs, restaurants and tearooms, galleries and craft shops, or anchor off Little
Haven in Goultrop Roads. On the northern side of St Brides Bay, there’s Ramsey Island offering a sheltered anchorage with stunning scenery, herds of seals and migrating porpoise
Take advantage of the many anchorages the Isles of Scilly has to offer. Head to New Grimsby Sound, The Cove at St Agnes, St Martin’s Bay and St Mary’s Hugh Town for lunch at the Mermaid.
Southern Ireland is closer than you think. Set sail from Neyland and head to Kilmore Quay to put you in prime position to discover Dunmore East, Ballycotton, Fastnet Roack, Roaring Water Bay and so much more.
Cruising distance from Neyland
|Burton (Jolly Sailor)||1 n.m.|
|Milford Haven||4 n.m.|
|Cresswell Quay||5 n.m.|
|Pembroke Castle||5 n.m.|
|Watwick Bay||5 n.m.|
|Sandy Haven||7 n.m.|
|Skokholm island||12 n.m.|
|Skomer Island||13 n.m.|
|Grassholm island||20 n.m.|