Alternative Names: St Brides bay.
Type of Dive: St Brides Haven is a shallow shore dive in a small cove with a shingle and pebble beach also good for snorkelling.
Suggested experience: Novice in good conditions.
Parking directions: National Park car park and the car park is shared by the local church, so be early on a Sunday morning. Google
Distance from Cardiff: 121 miles 2 hrs 15 mins
Lat & Long: 51.754530, -5.186651 Postcode SA62 3AJ Google
Tides: Best dived at high tide. Tide tables can be dived at any state of the tide. The only time you would find it difficult would be in an onshore north-westerly wind.
Site entry/exit: It's a 60m walk down from the car park to the concrete ramp and enter the water on the left-hand side of the bay. You can dive both sides but the left is better.
Underwater directions: Head out along the edge of the bay over sand until you get to the seaweed area at the mouth of the bay, there are some small walls, extensive kelp, swim troughs and a few overhangs. If you go to the to the right, but further out you can get 20m. You can see large spider crabs, dogfish, lobster, blennies, flatfish, wrasse and pollack.
Site Hazards: Boat traffic
Nearest Public phone: None close to here.
Mobile Network service: Contact me
Other comments: Take a DSMB in case you leave the edge of the bay. There are sometimes fishermen along the sides of the bay. Vis here can be poor if there is any significant swell. There are public toilets near the carpark. You can also dive Martins Haven close to here
Pub: St Brides Hotel Lobster Pot Inn in Marloes
Cafe: None close to here so take anything you need.
Created by: Finstrokes
Thanks To: Nic Taylor,
Surface Photos: Nic Taylor
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