West Angle Bay - East Angle Bay - Angle -West Angle Bay

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West Angle Bay - Coast Path - Angle Point - East Angle Bay - Angle Village -West Angle Bay

This walk follows the coast path round the Angle Peninsula before returning through the village of Angle. There are no stiles on this walk.

Milford Haven is one of the deepest natural harbours in the world and so can accommodate large oil-tankers. West Angle Bay occupies a windy, exposed position overlooking the Haven waterway – hence the various historical defences in the area. There is a sandy beach and some good rock pools. The rare cushion starfish can be found here.

By contrast, East Angle Bay at the other end of the peninsula is a sheltered, expansive wilderness of sea and mud. At low tide it is frequented by feeding wading birds and waterfowl – curlew, widgeon, teal, redshank, plover, dunlin, oystercatcher. It is also one of the best sites in Wales for eelgrass. The route passes Thorn Island and Chapel Fort Bay, which are both defensive positions built in the late nineteenth century; Thorn Island is now a hotel.

Angle is a medieval village, evidenced by the single long, straight street with houses on both sides, each of which has its own strip of land. This medieval strip pattern is also visible on other parts of the Angle headland. The village is home to a number of Grade II-listed buildings. The church tower dates back to the fourteenth century. The now ruined three-storey Tower House is late fourteenth or early fifteenth century and was once home to Angle's Lords of the Manor. The Old Point House Inn dates back to at least the sixteenth century and was reputedly frequented by pirates. Angle was once a sea faring village and once had a thriving fishing industry. In Angle churchyard are the war graves of several British and Canadian airmen and sailors and one Czech airman.

Wales - South Wales - Pembrokeshire - Coast

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets