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Marloes and St. Brides in Pembrokeshire

Welcome to our community website

The communities of Marloes and St Brides (population 323 in 2001) are situated west of Haverfordwest on a peninsula on the southern shore of St Brides Bay, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Marloes & St Brides are surrounded to the north, west and south by sea, with 10 km of beautiful cliff scenery and beaches such as St Brides Haven and Marloes Sands. The parish also includes the island of Skomer, famous for its large populations of seabirds, including Puffins and Manx Shearwaters. Skomer is accessed by boat from Martin's Haven at the tip of the peninsula. Also included are the small islands of Grassholm (home to a large population of Gannets) and Gateholm. (See Maps)

Marloes itself is a small village perched in the high land in the centre of the Marloes peninsula. It is usually pronounced “Mar-lows” but locals often say "Marlas". The name appears to derive from Old Welsh mail = "bare" and ros = "moor" or "promontory", identical to Melrose in Scotland. The residents of Marloes have traditionally been known as “GULLS” - based on the the tradition of harvesting gulls eggs from Skomer.

In the centre of Marloes is the well known landmark - the Clock Tower. This was built in 1904 by members of the Pembrokeshire Liberal Association as a memorial to the 4th Baron Kensington. For more information click HERE.

An interesting poem about Marloes written in 1927 can be read here “Marloes Village”.

St Brides comprises a number of scattered farms and dwellings, with a delightful old church situated behind St Brides Haven, a sandy cove on the north coast of the peninsula. The picturesque St Brides Castle (a Holiday Property Bond property) overlooks the haven.

Details of local services such as accommodation, restaurants, bus services and the shop can be found by following links to on the left of the page or from the menus above.

For more on the traditions and culture of the area have a look at the TRADITIONS AND CULTURE page. For more on the history of the area look at the HISTORY page.

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We are open during the

following hours...

Sunday 9am-12.30pm

Monday 9am-1pm

Tuesday-Saturday 9am-2pm

Two people in the shop at a time. One family/group member at a time.

Offering a full range of groceries,bread, milk, ice cream and local gifts. Alcohol licence.

We will still be offering takeaways but it will only be hot drinks, pasties, sausage rolls and cakes.

For takeaways please enter via side gate.

The Post Office is open when the shop is open, for a full range of PO services.

Please see our facebook page marloesvillagestoreandbeachhutcafe for opening times and up to date information.

01646 636968 or 07703397370



Marloes Centre: on the toilet block wall next to the public telephone

Marloes Sands: On the toilet block on the old YHA building at Runwayskiln (near the Marloes Sands car park)

Dale: The Boathouse Cafe

Dale Castle: On the castle wall near the gate leading to West Dale

St Ann’s Head: At the Old Lighthouse

Martins Haven: On the stone building containing the toilets

St Brides Haven: On the toilet block

Pearson Farm,  St Brides:

At the entrance

There are also defibrillators at St Ishmaels - at the Memorial Hall, Children’s Play Park, Monkhaven Church and Sandy Haven.

See Defibrillator Map.

There a number of plausible SCAMS going around at the moment. For more information see this PAGE and scroll to the bottom.
AGE UK have some good information about scams on their website - see this link
For recent pictures of Marloes Sands click HERE
Marloes & St Brides Community Council
AGM and monthly meeting Monday 10th May AGENDAS HERE