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Seafair Haven 2022 REGISTER HERE

Trailer-sailors and cruisers join a gentle week-long programme of sailing and social events in the Milford Haven waterway welcomed by local volunteers and supported by the Tall Ships (Wales) Trust. Spend time in the varied and exciting tidal waterway, from the beautiful National Park upper reaches to the industrial working waters of Pembroke and Milford Haven in convivial company.

In 2022 the main base is Llanion Cove Activity Centre, Cleddau Reach, Pembroke Dock, with free slipway and accommodation options on offer. Please see below for details and how to make arrangements for accommodation direct with Steve Roblin at Llanion Cove. There will not be a pontoon at Llanion Cove but for overnighting, anchoring, slipway and moorings are options locally.

Details on options for mooring will be updated but at this stage, if you prefer a mooring, we advise that you contact Neyland Yacht Haven, Rudders Boatyard or Pembroke Yacht Haven Club (for moorings at Hobbs Point). We are not based at Lawrenny this year and there is no pontoon at Llanion Cove.

Dates: Saturday 18th June to Saturday 25th June

You are welcome to arrive earlier or depart later, just make arrangements with the location you’re staying/ mooring.

We will have a morning briefing at Llanion Cove and we will have a water taxi service to collect and return those who wish to join from Neyland, Rudders and Hobbs Point.

Payment by participants for the week of Seafair help to cover the costs of our volunteers safety boats, water taxi and admin overheads at £100 per registered vessel.

Please register and pay here: Seafair Haven 2022

Provisional Programme for 2022 (subject to change)

LocationTide Time
HW level
(High Water)
Daytime ActivityEvening Activity
Friday 17th JunePembroke DockArrival
Johanna Lucretia arrives in Milford Haven Docks
Seafair Participants welcome to arrive
Saturday 18th JuneLlanion Cove/
Hobbs Point/

HW 6.67
Arrival & Registration – register your arrival & collect handbook, burgee etc from volunteers

Johanna Lucretia arrives at Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock

Swallows and Amazons EARLY START! Weekend themed explore by water up one of the creeks.
Come for either / both days.
Contact Paul: / 07563962496 to express interest and get
Pembroke Haven Yacht Club at Hobbs Point/ Llanion Cove
Sunday 19th JuneCleddau Bridge start
HW 6.36mParade of Sail
All vessels gather under Cleddau Bridge for fleet sail to Neyland Point, Hobbs Point return, 1pm
Vantage point for specators from Pembroke Haven Yacht Club at Hobbs Point
Monday 20th JuneAssemble Crow Pool1145HW 6.04mPembroke Pool with pilot n.b. max draught 1.5mPembroke Haven Yacht Club at Hobbs Point
21st June
Free sail day – fleet decide where they wish to go todayTBC
Wednesday 22nd June1346HW
Upper ReachesLawrenny Arms
Thursday 23rd June14515.59Upper Reaches
11am Old Gaffers Talk at Llanion Cove onshore
PHYC/ Llanion Cove
24th June
15.545.7Cresswell QuayLawrenny Arms
Saturday 25th JuneDepartDepart

Llanion Cove facilities contact

All the bunkhouse accommodation at Llanion Cove has now been booked by other centre users so alternative places for overnights will be needed. Camping at Llanion Cove is limited due to need to take down tents during the day.

Meals (breakfast, packed lunches and dinner) are available to be booked at times to suit at the centre and the main room (cafe/bar/restaurant) is available for briefings, free WIFI, socials, etc. There are other rooms available for admin/organiser purposes. There are also storage facilities available on our site.

Campervan and Caravan pitches are bookable at Hungerford Farm which is 20 minute drive from Pembroke Dock.

The Campsite at Cresswell Barn Farm close to Cresswell Quay is also an option.

Llanion Cove Location info:

We are located just outside Pembroke Dock, near the Cleddau Bridge, on the Cleddau River, at the start of the upriver section of the Milford Haven Estuary. Road links are good and very straightforward.

Our full address is: Llanion Cove – Pembrokeshire Activity Centre, Cleddau Reach, Pembroke Dock SA72 6UJ

Our location here provides:

  • Free slipway launching and retrieval at all states of the tide
  • Free car parking
  • Trailer storage on site if required
  • Accommodation on site in various properties (prices from £25pppn)
  • Weather and tide briefings and local information for the river
  • Event hosting/point of contact with the DCA at location or destinations
  • Welcome meeting in our cafe/bar/restaurant
  • Other social get togethers as required
  • Other watercraft available to try/use on site eg canoes, kayaks, SUPs
  • Indoor Climbing Wall on site with instructors present

Possible destinations to visit include:

Upriver: Cosheston shores, Benton Castle, Lawrenny, Llangwm, Landshipping. Further up are Haverfordwest, Slebech, Blackpool Mill, Cresswell Quay and Carew Castle.

Downriver: Pembroke Dock (Hobbs Point and Pembroke Haven Yacht Club), Neyland (Marina and Yacht Club), Hazelbech, Pembroke River and Castle, Blackbridge, Milford Haven and Gelliswick, Dale, Angle and the mouth of the Estuary with Islands offshore.