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The Pembrokeshire village of Solva from the sea

The village of Solva is on the main A487 coastal road from Haverfordwest/Milford Haven to St David's. Much of Solva is on high ground, but the old part is in a steep valley. The picture above was taken from a boat at the entrance to the harbour.

The small, narrow high street has a few shops, mostly aimed at tourists, and eating places (see link below). Parking is available at the harbour for a couple of pounds for all day.

Looking at Solva's small, picturesque harbour it is hard to believe it was once home to transatlantic liners. Nowadays there are mostly pleasure boats and some lobster fishing craft.

A boat will take tourists round the coast to see the scenery and seabirds, and perhaps catch a glimpse of seals. Two trips are available: a 1 hour cruise along the coast including lifting a lobster pot, or a 90 minute fishing trip. We went on the first trip and found it enjoyable and good value for money. Call Solva Boat Trips on 01437 720053 (10am to 4pm), or 07875 156902 outside these hours, to book or to get for more information.

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