West Angle Bay

Thorn Island Fort  off West Angle beach.Constructed between 1852 and 1859 on a rocky islet, Thorn Island Fort was one of three such forts which formed the outer line of defences built to protect the Royal Dockyard in Pembroke Dock from seaborne attack.

Thorn Island is privately owned but the fort, may be easily viewed from the coast path.


West Angle Bay Beach near the village of Angle is a small sheltered beach by the mouth of Milford Haven. Milford Haven is located on the west coast of Pembrokeshire and the beach is found between Sheep Island and Chapel Bay. West Angle Beach is popular for swimming, fishing, rockpooling and walking ...West Angle Bay has a large sandy beach, ideal for families. There is little sand exposed at high tide, but at low tide there is lots of sand and rock pools.as with many Pembrokeshire beaches it is bordered by the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Dogs are allowed.


I was very dissapointed when I visited here recently in October, as the cafe was  closed down. I thought it may be due to being October, but looking at the state of the building, it looked to me to be a permanent closure!

So bring a flask and sandwiches with you. However car parking is good and there are toilets.




Found many things in rock pools on my travels, but never a seal pup!

Location of West Angle Bay