The main attraction of this hamlet, moorings and anchorage is that there is nothing here but tranquil scenery and silence. Situated just short of the junction of the Eastern and Western Cleddau, we like to anchor north of the moorings under the trees so we can watch the wading birds on Sprinkle Pill mudflats.
The Cresswell River joins the Daugleddau at Lawrenny and offers a wonderful high tide exploration opportunity. At the creek’s head lie ruined castle walls, a few houses and a solid quay with a stony bottom that precludes drying out. Apart from pleasant walks, the main attraction is the friendly and old-fashioned Cresselly Arms handily placed behind the quay. Don’t expect to eat here – a bag of pork scratchings and beer served from a jug is the order of the day.
Sheltered from the prevailing south-west winds, this bay offers drying and deep-water options for visiting yachts. As ever, shoal draft boats have a shorter dinghy run ashore where visitors can visit the village, its shop, the Hibernia Inn, the castle and the church. The sandy beach of West Angle is a short walk away, and the Old Point House overlooking the moorings is an ideal place to refresh while admiring your boat.
Although only accessible by yachts able to take the ground, I can’t resist including this shallow creek. When the tide is out, it is the preserve of walkers, family groups, and horse riders. When the tide is high, it transforms into a flooded private nature reserve virtually devoid of humanity. Fin-keel boats can anchor off and enjoy a spot of dinghy creek crawling or stretch their legs on the excellent beach and coastal path.
The bay is full of moorings, the pontoon is a hub of activity, and dinghies, kayaks, and paddleboarders weave between anchored boats. A floating pontoon offers berthing for visiting yachts, while Dale Yacht Club and the renowned Griffin Inn give a reason to inflate the dinghy. A popular centre for sailing and holidaymakers alike, fine beaches are a short walk away and the coastal path offers the more active a scenic option.
Moor up for a pint and a packet of pork scratchings at the Cresselly Arms