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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.
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
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
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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SKOMER AND SKOKHOLM will remain closed for July - see HERE for details. LIBRARIES are launching a limited service - seeHERE BUS SERVICES have changed - but not much. See HERE. CAR PARKS AND TOILETS are now generally open.
MARLOES PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS
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 and Monkhaven Church
Marloes Sands completely empty and no footprints during lockdown on 18th May 2020
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TEST, TRACE AND PROTECT
SEE HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE “TEST, TRACE AND PROTECT” SYSTEM WILL WORK IN WALES.
ALSO HOW TO GET A COVID-19 TEST.
The following local eating establishments are now doing takeaways and offering outdoor dining: Runwayskiln see HERE Clock House see HEREphone 07719 455574 Camille’s Pizza see HEREphone 07966 350 462 (takeaway only) The Griffin, Dale see HERE phone 07776 125494