Marloes Sands

Marloes is a stunning mile long beach about a 20 minute walk from our house or 10 minutes from the National Trust car park.

Turn right out of Kilhay and take the first right which is signposted to Marloes Sands. After about a mile you will reach the car park. The south west facing beach is large enough to never get crowded, even during the peak of summer.

It is fantastic for swimming, surfing, rock pools, beach BBQs and generally having a great day out (take a picnic though - there are no shops here!). The beach is tidal, although there is a second route off the beach and, unlike Musslewick, there is some beach remaining at high tide. The western end of the beach is crowned by Gateholm Island which is accessible at low tide.

Marloes holds a Green Coast Award which is given to isolated rural beaches with excellent water quality and a high environmental standard but which have few or no facilities.

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    The path down to the beach - you'll come to love this view!'
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    Rock pools and golden sands on Marloes Beach. Marloes sands rarely gets crowded...
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    View from the East end of the beach
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    Incoming tide at sunset, a perfect time for a BBQ!
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    An adventure playground of rocks and rock pools
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    A mile long... easy to find your own space!
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