Broadhaven Bay has given shelter to countless numbers of seafarers over the years. When the waters of the north Atlantic turn cruel and merciless, many a brave sailor was very glad to make it into Broadhaven Bay and wait out the storm.
The poor unfortunate sailors of the Spanish Armada in the sixteenth century were glad to make it to shelter but one of the ships, the Santiago, is reputed to have gone down in the bay. There are many tales of fortunes of gold and valuables being stashed away by local pirates. That was then and this is now and it goeswithout saying that there no longer local pirates on the shores of Broadhaven Bay.