From a thriving dockland to a vibrant tourist attraction, you can enjoy it all in Milford Haven. In the words of William Shakespeare ‘...how far it is to this same blessed Milford: and by the way tell me how Wales was made so happy as to inherit such a haven…’
Croeso y Milford Haven Marina, our amazing natural harbour, where there is something for everyone! From breath taking views, to independent shops; from bars and cafes to a bowling centre and a soft play area, there is something to please all the family! You can even take a journey through ‘Little New York’s’ incredible history through Milford Haven Museum! In the words of William Shakespeare ‘...how far it is to this same blessed Milford: and by the way tell me how Wales was made so happy as to inherit such a haven…’ Well, why don’t you visit and find out for yourself?
Milford Marina started off as Milford Docklands, a thriving whaling community with designs on being the new ‘New York’! Development started in the year 1793 and over time it has developed into a sociable, educational and overall fun place to be! There is something for even the hardest to please.
The newly refurbished Milford Museum leads you through from the arrival of the Quakers; through the romance of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, the survival of the fishing industry and the boom of the oil industry. For the young of heart, Phoenix Bowl allows you to get competitive and let’s not forget the very small! Pirate Pete’s is a soft play area designed to keep your little ones safe and entertained! More adventurous people can go on a Seven Island Tour on a speedboat and explore the spectacular wildlife off the coast of Pembrokeshire. There are four islands off the coast: Skomer, Grassholm and Skokholm, named by ancient Vikings, and not forgetting Ramsey.
Skomer Island is famous for its indigenous puffin colonies, Peregrine Falcons, Grey seals and Harbour Porpoises; where else in the UK could you get close and personal with these incredible species in the wild?
After all that excitement indulge yourself by enjoying a meal at one of many outstanding bars and restaurants overlooking the twinkling harbour. In the words of William Shakespeare:
‘...how far it is to this same blessed Milford: and by the way tell me how Wales was made so happy as to inherit such a haven…’
We know that you love our marina, and the people, and we look forward to giving you a real warm wild west welcome!
These stories have been researched and written by the pupils of Milford Haven School, who have used their creativity to tell the stories of Milford Haven’s history in their own words.
Discover Milford Haven's history
The tide has brought invaders, crusaders, would-be kings, sea merchants, admirals, pirates and global energy leaders, up the Cleddau estuary to the safe haven of Milford. They’ve all played a part in our extraordinary story.