Broad Haven is two miles north of Glebe House. The northern part of the beach has life guards and is thus slightly more popular with walkers and bathers. It is also easy to park nearby and so most suitable for the very young or infirm. At low tide it connects with Little Haven. The latter is the nearest beach to Glebe House: a three-minute drive along the road behind the house past Talbenny Church. Or you can walk there in about 20 minutes, starting off on the road and then joining the Coastal Path at one of the three points where it brushes against the road.
Nolton Beach (just north of Broad Haven) is a five-mile stretch of golden sand with great views north across St Bride’s Bay to St David’s. Because parking is tricky (along the road and generally at least five minutes’ walk away), this is another beach that is usually less crowded than one would expect. At low tide riders of any ability can book a walk/trot/canter or gallop on the sand and through the surf from the nearby Nolton stables. The food, drinks and atmosphere at Druidstone Hotel which is situated at its southern end are good.
St Bride’s Haven is about two miles to the west of Glebe House. This is a glorious rocky cove owned by the National Trust. It is perfect for rock pooling and is also popular with scuba divers. There is a particularly spectacular cliff top section of the Coastal Path leading back towards Little Haven which one can leave at Talbenny.
Marloes Sands is also owned by the National Trust. Because there is a 10 minute walk from the car park down a steep hill to reach the surf, even in high summer it is usually relatively deserted. It has wonderful smooth sand, rock pools and has featured in numerous films. It is the owners’ favourite Welsh beach.