Dog Friendly Solva
Solva is a beautiful harbour village with lots of character,
and a stay in one of our dog friendly cottages in Solva is sure to be a hit
with your dog as much as you!
Solva Dog Friendly Cottages
Solva is a beautiful harbour village with lots of character, and a stay in one of our dog friendly cottages in Solva is sure to be a hit with your dog as much as you! With plenty of dog friendly places to eat, drink, shop and walk, it’s the ideal destination for you and your pooch to experience the best of the Pembrokeshire coast.
From the front door of your self catered cottage in Solva, you and your dog can wander through winding lanes to the many pubs, shops and cafes that the lower part of the village is home to. Dogs will love the beaches to run on, the river to splash in and plenty of sun traps in which to sunbathe.
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Dog friendly things to do in Solva
The first thing to do on holiday in Solva with a dog is to head to the beach! At low tide, the sea recedes to expose a gorgeous stretch of sand with the river Solva running through it. It’s the perfect place for a game of fetch or for your dog to sniff their way around. Walk around the corner at low tide and discover Gwadn beach.
After a long walk, one of our favourite ways to spend a few hours in Solva is to sit on the harbour and watch the world go by. It’s a slower pace of life in Solva, and as fishermen unload their catch and boats launch from the slip, your dog will enjoy soaking up the atmosphere.
A mile’s walk through the valley along the river brings you to Solva Woollen Mill, where dogs on a lead are very welcome – so much so there’s always a jar of treats under the counter! A lovely place to have a cup of tea next to the water wheel and do some serious shopping.
Dog friendly walks in and around Solva
A beautiful walk around Solva begins in the harbour car park. Walk across the bridge and up, over the Gribin. The view from the top is simply stunning, taking in the whole harbour and over St Brides Bay. Descend onto Gwadn beach, where we suggest you sip at a thermos of coffee while your dog explores the pebble cove. Then, either head back through the valley, or at low tide for a shorter walk, stroll around the corner back onto Solva beach. Either way, end up at the Harbour Inn for a well earned refreshment!
The Bluebell Woods run next to the river Solva and earn their name in spring, when the ground is covered in the beautiful flowers. Perfect on a warm spring day when you fancy a walk under the shade of the trees.
Dog friendly places to eat in Solva
The Harbour Inn – Consisting of a cosy bar area, light and airy restaurant and an outdoor area that catches the sun perfectly, this pub is perfect after a walk!
The Ship Inn – For a small village, there are many pubs to choose from, but not so many that you can’t get round them all! The Ship is a traditional coastal pub with regular live music gigs.
The Royal George – If you’re looking for a pub with a view, head to the Royal George! Most Saturday nights there’s fantastic live music that attracts a lively crowd.
Mamgu Welshcakes – Serving great coffee, homemade welshcakes and bara brith with a modern twist, and lovely lunches.
Cafe on the Quay – Perfectly situated to watch the hustle and bustle of harbour life with a coffee or a G&T!
35 Main Street – Serving fantastic lunches and evening meals. If you’re craving a Fish & Chips, look no further!