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Martins Haven & Renny Slip

Martins Haven

Martins Haven is a small inlet at the north-western end of the Marloes peninsula and is the departure point for boat trips to Skomer and Skokholm islands. There is a National Trust (attended) car park at the top of the hill, and access to the beach is a walk of about 200 yards following the lane down a steep hill. The beach is mostly pebbles, flanked by cliffs of various volcanic rocks. Shore diving, snorkelling and kayaking are popular activities. Very little beach is available at high tide. Facilities include toilets, the Lockley Lodge Visitor Centre and an emergency telephone. Dogs are allowed at all times.

Renny Slip is on the opposite side of the peninsula, and is a beach of rocks, rockpools, shingle and some low-tide sand backed by high unstable cliffs. It looks out towards Skokholm Island - 2¼ miles offshore. Access from the coast path is a scramble down a very steep, salebrous zig-zag path near a wall on the south side of the neck of the headland. Care needs to be taken if descending to this beach. Dogs are allowed, but may need some help at the top of the path.

The car park is listed as a Dark Sky discovery site - a place away from light pollution suitable for star-gazing at night.

Martins Haven
Martins Haven
Renny Slip and Skokholm Island
Renny Slip and Skokholm Island
Renny Slip - beach level
Renny Slip - beach level
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