Nolton Haven Beach

Nolton Haven Beach and Accommodation Guide

Introduction

The tiny hamlet of Nolton Haven is just a mile or so from Druidston, and has a lovely, well sheltered cove. The beach is sandy and is dog friendly. There is a public telephone and a public toilet as well as parking.

The tiny hamlet of Nolton Haven is just a mile or so from Druidston, and has a lovely, well sheltered cove. The beach is sandy and is dog friendly. There is a public telephone and a public toilet as well as parking.

The coastal bus service stops nearby.

The water quality is good and the are is suitable for bathing, fishing, diving, canoeing and sailing.

There aren't many amenities in the immediate area but there are plenty of accommodation options, including self catering cottages and chalets.

Nearby Towns and Beaches

The beaches of Newgale , Druidston Haven , and Broad Haven.

Nolton Stables - Beach Riding

Our family run business is located in the quiet rural village of Nolton, in the St Brides Bay, and is within Britain’s only Coastal National Park.

Pembrokeshire is renowned for its stunning and diverse scenery – from the dramatic Preseli Hills to the awe inspiring cliffs and gorgeous sandy beaches fringing the counties rolling farmland.

For over forty years the family have enjoyed helping visitors explore the spectacular local coastal and inland scenery of Pembrokeshire. Many people return year after year to renew the experience of riding through the surf along stunning beaches, meandering along the coastal fields and exploring our privately owned wooded valley.

We have a large selection of horses and ponies, and take pride in our ability to provide suitable mounts for needs as diverse as a young child who is experiencing horse riding for the first time, through to those who have owned their own horse - and of course all those in between!

What ever the destination of each ride, we all hack gently down the country lanes together – enabling groups of families and friends to spent at least part of the ride together. En-route the staff (many of which are the Owen family) are spread through the ride. This makes it possible for us to teach and help you and offer tips and reminders to those who have may be ridden before, enabling you to have a more enjoyable experience. When we reach either the beach or woodland we split up into many smaller groups of abilities i.e. walkers, trotters, rusty canterers and so on. We try our hardest to make sure every body gets to ride to their perceived ability.

Novice riders are most suited to either the steady walk and trot 1 hour ride to the woodland or both of the 1.5 hours rides.

The 1.5 hours rides are our most popular because we can accommodate all abilities. The 1.5 hour beach ride goes to Druidstone Haven - this peaceful and visually dramatic beach is situated just over a mile from the Stables, Druidstone is nationally renowned for it’s geological features and the ‘Telly Tubby House’ (you will only understand what this means by coming and seeing!). When the tide is right out there can be up to a mile of sand and we are able to ride on it all year round.

When the tide is in the, 1 and 1.5 hours rides head to our 35 acre private valley. This is a sheltered, peaceful area where foxes, badgers, rabbits and pheasants roam freely and sometimes may be spotted. We are lucky enough to have a pair of buzzards nesting high up on the valley sides, and it is not unknown for the rides to follow these stunning birds as they glide through the leafy glades and passages. Over the years we have carved paths following the contours of the valley, making it possible to take many different routes and tracks. Some of these cater for the more experienced rider by having small cross-country jumps while the other paths may be taken at a more relaxed pace.

The route for most 2.5 hours rides will take in Druidstone Haven, the wooded valley and the coastal track which takes you through lush pastureland overlooking the inlets of Nolton and Druidston - giving a bird’s eye view over St.Bride's Bay. Out of high season we are able to ride on the beaches of Newgale and Broad Haven, these awe inspiring beaches offer up to 2 miles of sand when the tide is at is lowest. As well as riding over our own land, when the tides are in we can take a trip out along local bridle paths and common land. These rides are fascinating and offer an impressive alternative to our own coastal scenery.

We are also able to arrange lessons in our indoor school – this does depend on the time of year.

Day visitors can pop in to the stables or ring in advance to book onto our daily 1, 1.5 or 2.5 hours rides. Those who are staying with us, or in one of the villages self-catering cottages, have only a short walk to confirm their wishes. Our stables are fully certified and accredited and we are a Visit Wales Certified Activity Centre and members of the Wales Trekking and Riding Association.

Ride Times:
Morning - 9.45 - 1 hr & 2.5 hrs, 11.00 - 1.5hrs

Afternoon - 2.00 1 hr & 2.5 hrs, 3.30 - 1.5 hrs

These times are a guide and are subject to change according to the tide.

Contact us to arrange a riding holiday to suit your needs.

Lessons
We have lessons for local children every Saturday – they are group lessons and are held in our indoor School, they last for approximately 45 minutes. Parents can watch the lessons from the gallery which over looks the arena.

Our instructors are all BHS Qualified. The first lesson starts at 9.00 a.m. and is for total beginners (all the children are on leading rein). As the morning progresses so does the ability, children slowly move up through the classes. Children need to be with us 10 minutes before their lesson starts. Booking is essential – please call 01437 710360 to book.

Lesson Times Approx:

9.00 - 9.55 - 10.50 - 11.45 - 12.40

For the adults we have lessons running every Friday evening at 5.45 p.m. and 6.45 p.m. (approx 45 mins) – so individuals can join these – if however there are a few friends who would like to have a lesson together (3 or more) then we could possibly start lessons on another week night to suit you.

Cost - based on a regular attendance:

£15 per child
£17.50 per adult

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015


Nolton Haven is a quiet hamlet that lies at the centre of the beautiful St.Brides Bay coastline with steep, undulating cliffs and sandy beaches, completely unspoilt but within easy reach of Haverfordwest, the 'county town' and many nearby coastal villages.