All around the Marloes…..

Lovely day from dawn to dusk – oh this is how every summer should be! Today we went down to the Marloes and our first visit was Musselwick Sands, having parked up at Marloes Beacon, this was a shortish walk across fields and then down some steps etched into the black rock.

The beach is breathtakingly beautiful and because it is a bit off the beaten track, there is only space for about 4 cars, otherwise a couple of miles walk from Marloes, it was practically deserted.

As the tide was low we were able to go onto the second beach, which we had to ourselves.

So Poppydog could chase around after the gulls as I paddled along this spectacular beach before taking 5!

Poppydog taking 5 too!

After a couple of hours the tide was cutting off our private beach so we decided to move on.

A couple of miles up the road to the NT car park at Marloes Head and a walk to Martin’s Haven where the boat trips to Skomer Island set off.

From there up to the lookout station at Wooltack Point with spectacular views to the right, towards Newgale

Out to sea towards Skomer Island and beyond

We continued along the coastal path, southwards and yet more stunning scenery created by these fabulous rocks, all named but too many to mention or indeed identify!

Arriving at Gateholm Island with a little show of the sandy beach that is Albion Sands, though it does not appear to be accessible from the cliffs above.

And finally around Gateholm Stack to take a look at Marloes Sands, yet another remote beautiful sandy beach.

Just a tad too far for us to explore properly and enjoy – will have to save that for another day.

On the drive back, I had to stop and take this beautiful glittery scene over Newgale Sands.

Two thoughts of the day:

We could happily spend a couple of months to explore Pembrokeshire fully, the beaches are plentiful and stunning.

The site is full again for the weekend but surprisingly doesn’t seem to attract families!

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