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Located in the picture-perfect region of Pembrokeshire, Skrinkle Haven is a hidden gem and must-see attraction during your trip to West Wales.

Skrinkle Haven beach sites between Old Castle Head and Lydstep Point and is an area of important geological interest, due to its limestone and red sandstone cliffs.

Here’s your guide to Skrinkle Haven Beach…

A Guide to Skrinkle Haven Beach

Cliffs and rock formations at 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 once part of the MOD missile testing range. The coves are just 1 mile from Manorbier and have great access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which runs across the site.

Getting to Skrinkle Haven Beach and Church Doors

Footpath leading down to Skrinkle Haven

Skrinkle Haven Beach is just a short drive from Tenby. The postcode is SA70 7SH (OS grid ref: SS 0800 9732).

There is a good car park opposite the hostel, but you can also continue over a cattle grid to a small clifftop 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 points 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.

Things to do near Skrinkle Haven Beach

Beach on Cladey Island from Skrinkle Haven

There are plenty of things to see and do near Skrinkle Haven. The 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. There are also plenty of nearby dog-friendly beaches to visit or why not take on the local waves at one of the many surfing beaches in West Wales.

Freshwater West, a filming location for Harry Potter and the location of Dobby’s Grave is also just a short drive away. For a range of activities in the area, check out our Pembrokshire Guide.

Places to Stay near Skrinkle Haven

Enjoying the view from the cliff tops

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay near Skrinkle Haven Beach, then our range of holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire are sure to deliver. Here at Coast and Country Holidays, we have a fantastic selection of holiday accommodation in Tenby, Saundersfoot and Pembroke. Start your Welsh adventure today!