Solva harbour

Solva harbour

Solva – Solfach

Is a delightful place, well known for its harbour, its sandy beach and the quay (especially the slip for catching crabs)shops, pubs, cafes and, more recently, as the film location for a new cinema adaptation of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.

 

There is easy access to the coastal path and visitors will delight in the views of St Brides Bay. Many walks start in Solva and will take the adventurer either along the stunning coast or into the interior of the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Solva has three quays where dinghies and light sailing craft can be launched and recovered – the Harbour Master is on hand to assist.

Solva Harbour Quay

Solva Harbour Quay

Solva harbour

Solva harbour

Solva shops

Solva shops

There is easy access to the coastal path and visitors will delight in the views of St Brides Bay. Many walks start in Solva and will take the adventurer either along the stunning coast or into the interior of the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside.

Pembrokeshire coast

Pembrokeshire coast

Pembrokeshire in winter

Pembrokeshire in winter

Pembrokeshire spring

Pembrokeshire spring

Solva was once a thriving port. In the 1800’s you could sail from here to New York. It was also a major lime-burning centre. Limestone was burned to make quicklime fertiliser. Some of the limekilns remain today, and can still be seen on the eastern side of the harbour.

Solva harbour

Solva harbour

Lime kilns

Lime kilns

Many events happen in Solva throughout the year. Some to highlight are: the Easter duck race, the summer regattas, the scarecrow trail and the New Year treasure hunt. Visitors are more than welcome to participate in all these events.

Duck race

Duck race

Summer regatta

Summer regatta

Scarecrow trail

Scarecrow trail

There is also entertainment in the form of the Solva Cinema – every first Thursday of the month; a very active amateur dramatic society, SADS, which produce at least four productions a year; plus touring professional bands and performers who regularly visit the village Memorial Hall. Visitors are again encouraged to come along and be entertained. Solva has four pubs nearly all of which have regular bands playing, including the famous Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates!

Village hall show

Village hall show

Solva amateur dramatic society

Solva amateur dramatic society (SADS)

Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates

Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates

Known as the jewel in North Pembrokeshire, Solva has activities of all sorts for all ages. It’s a paradise for families, walkers, artists, musicians, actors, fishermen, sailors, birdwatchers and cyclists. It is also a place where you can just take things easy and relax with your family and friends.

Solva harbour

Solva harbour

Welcome to Solva – Croeso i Solfach