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Closing date for the

October 2015 edition is

25th September 2015


British Empire Medal for Steve Sutcliffe

For his work project managing and organising the Skokholm restoration

Congratulations Steve!

Read about it HERE



Welcome to Paul and Stef at Marloes Village Stores

They stock groceries, vegetables and newspapers and hot food and drink to take away. They now have a tobacco & alcohol licence. Why not pay them a visit?



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To all residents, holiday home owners & their guests.

Please note the road up to Marloes Sands has been marked with yellow lines to keep the road free of any traffic parking along this road.  This includes parking within the double yellow lines in the bay opposite the path down to the beach as this is a turning area to allow emergency vehicles to be able to turn to get down to the beach if needed. If people are parking in this area then they will not be able to do so.  Please note parking enforcement officers could be in the area and if you park on or within the double yellow lines then it is likely you will be booked.  

Marloes and St. Brides in Pembrokeshire

Welcome to our community website

The communities of Marloes and St Brides (population 323 in 2001) are situated west of Haverfordwest on a peninsula on the southern shore of St Brides Bay, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Marloes & St Brides are surrounded to the north, west and south by sea, with 10 km of beautiful cliff scenery and beaches such as St Brides Haven and Marloes Sands. The parish also includes the island of Skomer, famous for it large populations of seabirds, including Puffins and Manx Shearwaters. Skomer is accessed by boat from Martin's Haven at the tip of the peninsula. Also included are the small islands of Grassholm (home to a large population of Gannets) and Gateholm. (See Maps)

Marloes itself is a small village perched in the high land in the centre of the Marloes peninsula. It is usually pronounced “Mar-lows” but locals often say "Marlas". The name appears to derive from Old Welsh mail = "bare" and ros = "moor" or "promontory", identical to Melrose in Scotland. The residents of Marloes have traditionally been known as “GULLS” - based on the the tradition of harvesting gulls eggs from Skomer.

In the centre of Marloes is the well known landmark - the Clock Tower. This was built in 1904 by members of the Pembrokeshire Liberal Association as a memorial to the 4th Baron Kensington. For more information look at the Clock Tower on the Coastlands Local History web site

An interesting poem about Marloes written in 1927 can be read here Marloes Village”.

St Brides comprises a number of scattered farms and dwellings, with a delightful old church situated behind St Brides Haven, a sandy cove on the north coast of the peninsula. The picturesque St Brides Castle (a Holiday Property Bond property) overlooks the haven.

Details of local services such as accommodation, restaurants, bus services and the shop can be found by following links to on the left of the page or from the menus above.

For more on the traditions and culture of the area have a look at the TRADITIONS AND CULTURE page. For more on the history of the area look at the HISTORY page.

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Marloes Centre: this is located in the bright yellow box on the toilet block wall next to the public telephone and is accessible at all times.

Marloes Sands: The defibrillator on the toilet block on the old YHA building at Runwayskiln (by the Marloes Sands car park) has now

been installed

See Defibrillator Map.