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Walk: Bosherston, Lily Ponds, Broad Haven Beach

A recommended gentle walk is from the car park near Bosherston church, round the lily ponds to Broad Haven beach near Stackpole Warren. This can get a bit muddy in the winter, but is well worth the effort.

There is parking at Broad Haven beach so the walk may be done in reverse if you prefer, but beware of the very steep steps from the cliff-top car park to the beach. This beach is known as Broad Haven, South, to distinguish it from the Broad Haven near Haverfordwest.

Other walks go inland, past the Eastern Arm of the lakes, and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path crosses the walk near Broad Haven beach. Information Points are available at the car parks.

The lily ponds were part of the Stackpole Estate and were made in the 18th-19th centuries by blocking three narrow limestone

valleys. Apart from the lilies, which are best in early summer, it is possible to see otters, coarse fish, water birds and dragonflies. Day permits for fishing on the lily ponds are available from the Olde World Cafe in Bosherston.

How to get to Bosherston


Bosherston can be reached via the Stackpole road from Freshwater East, or via the B4319 Castlemartin road from Pembroke.

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