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Skrinkle Haven

Skrinkle Haven and Church Doors are two separate coves that are separated by a tall thin limestone ridge. They are owner by the National Park and the site was one part of the MOD missile testing range. The coves are just 1 mile from Manorbier and have good access to the Pembrokeshire coastal path which runs across the site.

There is a good car park opposite the hostel, but you can also continue over a cattle grid to a small cliff top car park which is a 2 minute walk from Church Doors.
Skrinkle Haven does not have any steps down to the beach and the only point of access are either by walking around the limestone ridge, which is only possible when the tide is low and only for a short period of time. There are concrete steps and a metal stairway down to Church Doors – 140 steps in total.

The path to the coves run close to the cliff edge so it is important to take care especially in bad weather as the path can be slippery, the winds can be powerful and visibility can be poor but on a clear day from here there are high level views of Old Castle Head, Lydstep Head, Caldey Island and distant views of the Bristol Channel.

Nearest eateries to Skrinkle Haven can be found at Manorbier. There are two to choose from, the local pub – The Castle Inn or the Beach Break Tea Rooms.

Map showing the location of Skrinkle Haven in Pembrokeshire

Footpath leading down to Skrinkle HavenSteps leading down to Church Doors
Beach on Cladey Island from Skrinkle HavenBeach on Caldey Island from Skrinkle Haven
Cliffs and rock formations at Skrinkle HavenCliffs at Skrinkle Haven. Can you spot the people?
Enjoying the view from the cliff topsEnjoying the view from the cliff tops

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