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Church Doors Bay

nr Manorbeir, Pembrokeshire

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This is two bays, Church Doors Cove and Skrinkle Haven are only accessible via a set of steps onto Church Doors beach.  A limestone ridge separates the two coves.

Church Doors Cove is a small sand and rocky cove with cliffes that have been cut by the forces of the sea and leaving a huge 'door' as access. Access to the beach is at low tide only via the coastal path.

The cliffs are formed from alternating layers of sandstone and mudstone or limestone and shale, up-ended to a vertical position by movements of the Earth’s crust. These formations can best be seen from the cliff-top viewpoint.

Skrinkle Haven itself can only be reached at low tide around the narrow headland – beware of getting cut off by incoming tide. It is next to a military firing range and the strikingly-designed Youth Hostel was converted from a former Army building.

There’s a signposted turn-off to the Youth Hostel from the B4585 Manorbier Road. There is a small car park on Lydstep Head or next to Manorbier Youth Hostel.

Note: Watch out for falling rocks and keep an eye on the weather and tides at this location.

Location: Church Doors Bay and Skrinkle Haven, Pembrokeshire

Grid Reference: SS079974 Ceremonial County: Pembrokeshire

Map Link: VIEW MAP

Aerial photo: Multimap Aerial

Getting there: From Tenby take the A4139 to Pembroke and turn onto the B4585 to Manorbier. There’s a signposted turn-off to the Youth Hostel from the B4585 Manorbier Road, and a stairway leads down the cliffs to the adjacent rocky cove.

Website: http://www.visitpembrokeshire.co.uk/beaches/Default.aspx?ID=71
Other Useful Websites:
Postcode: SA70 Telephone:
Opening Times: Any reasonable times when the tides and weather permits


Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages: Pembrokeshire Coastal Path  Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Notes: Watch out for falling rocks and Keep a check on the weather and Tide Times at this location.





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By: Tracey Park Section: Bay Key:
Page Ref: church_doors_bay Topic: Beaches, Bays and Coastal  Last Updated: 07/2009


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