In Pembrokeshire you are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see, explore and experience. This is just a small sample of Pembrokeshire moments.
Pembrokeshire has some world renowned beaches, plus of them gaining coveted Blue flag status. And of course, the UK’s only coastal National Park.
There are also many other areas of fantastic and beautiful scenery in the county. From wonderful wooded areas around the Gwaun Valley and along the river Cleddau. To the Preseli hills, home to the blue stones of Stone Henge rise to 536 metres above sea level. Therefore boasting fantastic views in all directions over the county. In a word you won’t be short of picturesque places to visit.
Coastal National Park
Pembrokeshire has the UK’s only coastal national park covering 234 square miles of wonderful scenery. 182 miles of coast path extends from one end in Amroth, all the way to the other at Poppit Sands. There are a number of sections and locations that are more accessible friendly with car parks, gentle slopes and facilities. Coastal bus services run all week during the season (May – September) making it easier to organise walking sections along the coast path. The buses are also dog friendly.
Pembrokeshire has some of the best outdoor experiences to offer visitors. There are activities to suit everyone, such as thrilling adventure activities. In contrast to some calm sea-side foraging lessons. Kayaking, coasteering and surfing top the water based list to try. Plus walking cycling being a great way to sea the county.
Find some of our activity recommendations here.
Rainy Day Activities
Some rain is inevitable when on holiday in Pembrokeshire. But whatever the weather across the county there is always something to do. While coasteering or surfing there is no need for a brolly.
Alternatively there are some wonderful options for inside activities. For example: St.Davids Escape Room, indoor climbing at Overhang in Tenby. Jumping around a trampoline park. And not forgetting an interactive bug farm to name just a few options.
A wide variety of wonderful wildlife can be found in Pembrokeshire. Being a coastal National Park such wonders as seeing porpoise, dolphins and seals are a common occurrence. Not forgetting many species of sea birds. These can be spotted along the cliffs and beaches. A great way to see some of this wildlife in on a safari boat tour or really up close in a quiet kayak. In addition, please respect the area, remembering “take only picture, leave only footprints” ethos.
After expelling your energy from sightseeing and exploring, you’ll need refuelling. The main problem is going to be, where to go?
A traditional Welsh breakfast is a great way to start the day. Or locally caught lobster salad or crab sandwiches on the harbour for lunch, to fish and chips enjoyed in the car overlooking the beach. Maybe a relaxing evening drinks watching the sunset from a beer garden or some local produce cooked up in a cosy pub. Alternatively treat your loved ones to a sophisticated fine dining meal.
Ramsey and Skomer
Both islands are home to incredible numbers of sea birds like Puffins, Manx Shearwaters and Razorbills, to name just a few. Access to Ramsey to via St.Davids with wildlife boat tours around the island. Boats run to Skomer from Martin’s Haven at the end of St.Brides bay. Both islands are explor-able by foot with guides to help identify wildlife and help gain the most from the visit.
Smallest City in the UK
St.Davids boasts being the smallest city on the UK by having a population of just about 2000 people. The city, is named after the Welsh patron saint, St.David. He first founded a monastery here. The spectacular Cathedral originally from 1180 having had many renovations and additions since. Pilgrimages to the Cathedral where very import to many people. Thus the Pope saying that, “Two pilgrimages to St Davids is equal to one to Rome, and three pilgrimages to one to Jerusalem”.
Pembrokeshire has lots of special businesses, people and scenery for people to see, do and explore. It being near impossibly to list them all. This selection of ideas is to get you started on organising your holiday. For specific recommendations on things to see, do or experience while you are on your holiday. Please get in touch. With extensive local knowledge we can point you in the right direction. In all, we are on hand to help get the most out of your stay with us.