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Solva Harbour

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Solva Harbour

Solva Harbour is an example of a ria - a glacial meltwater channel which is now open to the sea. At low tide it's a long sandy inlet flanked by cliffs with a few old lime kilns (and most of the sand) on the eastern side. Access to the beach is down a slipway. At high tide there is very little sand available, but jumping from the harbour wall (on the west side) and swimming are popular activities. The headland on the eastern side is known as The Gribbin and has good views. Just east of this is Gwadn Cove, which can be reached either along the shore at low tide or via the coastal path. Offshore are the islands of Green Scar and Black Scar.

The attended car park is small and fills up quickly. If it's full continue up the hill (westwards) about 500 yards, and there is some layby parking available on the right. Facilities here include toilets, cycle stands, a pub and a cafe (both with outdoor seating). The village itself has more pubs, restaurants and several craft shops.

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View of Solva HarbourView of Solva Harbour
Looking up the beach
Looking up the beach
View of Solva Harbour
View of Solva Harbour
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