Some 2 miles to the north west of St David’s City is the small inlet of St Justinian’s.
There are now two lifeboat stations at St Justinian’s – the newest was completed in October 2016. On Tuesday 14th March 2017 the new lifeboat was officially handed over to Captain James Wilcox. More info on the BBC News website.
Originally the site of St’ Justinian’s Chapel which is now a ruin and still visible on the approach from the car park above the inlet. The ruins are what is left of a medieval chapel, where legend has it that St Justinian’s remains were once buried.
St Justinian’s is better known today as the site of the lifeboat station for this part of Pembrokeshire. The lifeboat station operates two boats and covers an area of some 550 square miles from Abermawr to the north down to Skomer Island in the south.
More information on the station here…
St Justinian’s is a popular destination during the summer months with visitors coming to see both the the Chapel and the lifeboat station and many also coming to take a cruise out to Ramsey Island – which can be seen in the distance. The island is owned and managed by the RSPB and is a nature reserve.
More on Ramsey Island here…
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