Visit the Broad Haven Triangle – the Site of Alleged UFO Sightings in Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven is a small village with an attractive safe bathing beach of firm golden sand. It has been a popular seaside resort since the 1800s. The only evidence remaining of the coal industry is a large ‘Slash’ pond 200 yards inland from the beach which was formed in the 19th century by colliers digging for culm. The secluded and sheltered pond is now a haven for nature lovers. In the 1970s, the resort and the area around it was the scene of alleged UFO sightings and nicknamed the Broad Haven Triangle. At low tide it is possible to walk around the headland on the south side into a bay called The Settlands, and then around the next headland into Little Haven.

Is there a walking tour of the area?

A really picturesque and interesting trail which starts and finishes at Haverfordwest. On route you pass the lofty tower of Roch Castle before arriving at the attractive St Brides Bay Heritage Coast havens, once the centre of a thriving coal mining enterprise. Some old relics of this era are still visible for you to see. The coal measures, some of which are exposed in cliffs, have not been worked since 1905 and it is estimated that there is still a reserve of 230 million tons of unexploited anthracite buried under the sea just off the coast. The sandy beaches along the Trail are hemmed in by high cliffs and on route you get to see spectacular coastal views right out to the islands on the northern and southern ends of St Brides Bay.

One of the most famous sightings in this area took place in 1977, a whole class of pupils at a primary school claim to have spotted a UFO in field near their playground. The craft was described as a cigar-shape with a dome on one end. While not inspiring fear, the kids did have a strange desire to run away. The headmaster did not believe the children, so he separated them and asked them to draw what they had seen. They all came back with very similar drawings. If you’re interested in UFO sightings, then maybe head down to Broad Haven and go on the walking trail around the area; see if you can spot something for yourself!

The walking tour takes you all around the area. It will lead you to:

  • Roch Castle
  • Trefran Cliff Colliery
  • Nolton Haven
  • Druidston Haven
  • Broad Haven
  • Little Haven

Reviews

Be one of the first to add a review!

Please register or log in

Your email will never be passed on to anyone else and helps us validate reviews - many thanks!

Only administrators can add new users.

Things to do nearby

6 miles

Visit Skomer Island – the Wildlife Paradise Island in Wales

Only less than a mile off the coast off the beautiful Pembrokeshire national park lies a remarkable island that is a must-do for any nature-lovers, wildlife admirers or anyone who wants to see some of the ...
7 miles

Creative Workshops in Pembrokeshire

Are you looking to unleash your inner artist? Well, there’s only one place for it! Down at Raul Speek in Wales, they offer a fantastic day out for all artists alike. You can take part in ...
9 miles

Caerfai Bay Beach in St Davids

Come and see a beautiful hidden gem of the Welsh coastline! Caerfai Bay is a stunning beach tucked away, hidden at high tide. It sits between some magnificent cliffs, a key feature of this area. Come ...
10 miles

Dr. Beynon’s Bug Farm in Pembrokeshire

Fancy a quirky day out for the whole family? How about a trip into the world of bugs down at Dr. Beynon’s Bug Farm, it’s based on 100 acres of Pembrokeshire’s finest countryside. With indoor and ...
10 miles

Discover Marine Life with Voyages of Discovery

The Welsh coast is home to some of Britain’s most important and stunning ecosystems where wildlife thrives – the islands off North Pembrokeshire are the highlights of this beauty and is a must-do trip for anyone ...
10 miles

St Davids Cathedral in Pembrokeshire

Calling all history buffs! St Davids Cathedral is located in St Davids in the county of Pembrokeshire. This ancient piece of Welsh history has been around since the 6th century! For the past 1500 years, people ...
12 miles

Speedboating in St Davids

Want to release your inner James Bond and drive around the stunning St David’s seas in Pembrokeshire? You’ll be challenged by the caves of Ramsay’s island as well as rapids and overfalls, so you know this ...
12 miles

Water Activities in Narberth

Calling all water sports fans, Wild Lakes Wales in Narberth has so many different and special water sports that you have to go as soon as you can. You can conquer the aqua park before trying ...
12 miles

Adventure Outdoors at Preseli Venture in Pembrokeshire

There’s no shortage of wild adventures to be had in Wales, being home to 3 beautiful national parks. The Preseli Venture, in the Pembrokeshire National park, is one of the best places for it – combining ...
13 miles

Theme Park Narberth

Are you looking for many hours of fun? Then look no further than Oakwood theme park, this theme park is full of awesome rides and family fun adventures, so strap in and be ready to be ...
14 miles

St Govan’s Chapel in Pembrokeshire

Come and see a mystical piece of Welsh history! St. Govan was a hermit (though some tales refer to him as a more of a thief) living in the 6th century. Some believe that his name, ...
15 miles

Creative Art Workshops in Pembrokeshire

Are you an artistic individual looking for something to do? Or maybe you’re looking to find that inner artist? Why not try a one-day art workshop at Louise Burdett Art in Pembrokeshire. There are lots of ...