W10: Milford Haven
Grid Reference: SM900058
SatNav Co-ordinates: N 51.71242°, W 5.04092°
Nearest postcode SA73 3AF
Milford Haven waterway is a natural deep water port, here the Daugleddau river is fully saline and subject to the influence of the Irish Sea. Milford Haven port is the third largest in the UK and the largest in Wales, handling a good percentage of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. A wide range of ships use the waterway, including ferries, tugs, trawlers, tankers, yachts and pleasure boats. The maritime museum next to the marina is open from Easter to October and is full of interesting displays about the fishing heritage of the area.
Milford Haven port, marina, museum and fish docks can be reached by following signs for the port and turning left off the main road above the docks beyond the town centre or by using the entrance to the fish docks next to Tescos garage.
The port and and town centre have good pathways and are easily accessible, part of the town has steep slopes to navigate.
There are toilets, shops and cafés in the town, together with a range of shops and cafes at Milford Haven marina.
Activities and Places of Interest nearby
Milford Haven offers a range of activities including a theatre and cinema, library and many shops and cafes. The Discover Milford web site and guides provides tours and information about the town and its history. The fish docks and lock are busy with fishing vessels and fresh fish is sold from The Fish Plaice at the far side of the fish docks. Further afield there are many places to visit on the coast while in the area such as Dale, reportedly the sunniest place in Wales, St Ann’s Head, Marloes and beaches along St Bride’s Bay. Island trips to Skomer island are possibly in the summer season from Martin’s Haven. On the Rath in Milford Haven (N 51.71023°, W005.02745°, SM909056, SA73 2QA) there is a stunning memorial to the 4 people who were killed in a tragic accident at the Chevron plant in 2011.