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Latitude: 51 52'N
Longitude: 05 12'W
Country: Wales

Ownership: Solva Boat Owners Association
Type: Private
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Anthony Evans, Harbour Master
Telephone no: 01437 721703 / 07974 020139
E-mail: sboa@btinternet.com
Website: http://sboa.x10.mx/

About Solva

Solva, an ancient fishing village, whose Viking name means 'sunny inlet' stands in a deep valley gouged out by water melting from glaciers, and its position made it ideal as a base for trading ships in the 18th century. It grew from the lime trade, which was very much a cottage industry, fed by ships calling at almost every little bay and inlet. The limekilns still stand today.

Its fiord-like harbour is ideal for boating - a safe haven for yachts on the rocky St. David's peninsula. The harbour bed is leased from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

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