There is a huge selection of things to do in Pembrokeshire for all ages, interests and budgets. It would be impossible to list them all but below are a few of the highlights and some information and links to get you started. Don’t forget that just walking and cycling around the countryside is brilliant in itself!
A European Blue Flag beach and the ideal HOLIDAY location for water sports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two-mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is a safe beach for the young and inexperienced. Newgale is a highly desirable holiday destination. You can go to this website for your Surf lessons, surf equipment hire, kayak hire, tours and more – www.newsurf.co.uk
Barafundle – as seen on Harry Potter
In 2004 ‘The Good Holiday Guide’ chose Barafundle as the best beach in Britain and in the same year it was named in the top 12 in the world! Despite this, and what makes it so special with those in the know, is that with the exception of the busy August holidays there are usually few people here. There are no ice cream vans, no shops, no car park and it takes the best part of 15 to 20 minutes to walk there – but this just adds to the attraction.
A beautiful and picturesque little Welsh village with a small sheltered harbour. There is a nice variety of small shops selling crafts, clothes, etc., pubs & eating places. Solva is a must-see destination. It stands in a deep valley gouged out by water melting from glaciers when the tide is in, the valley fills slowly with water and creates a beautiful scene incorporating the natural environment to enhance this beautiful piece of Welsh countryside.
This is actually Britain’s smallest city! There’s easily enough to do here to make a nice day out – beaches, a cathedral, shops, boat trips, pubs and restaurants make this an excellent day in the town.
Whitesands is commonly rated as one of the best beaches in Wales. A large white sandy beach in a magnificent setting just a stones throw away from St. Davids. It is well known for it’s views, glorious sunsets, award winning cleanliness and crystal clear water. A very popular spot amongst surfers. During the summer seasons there are lifeguards posted on the beach making it a safe bay for swimming.
A traditional seaside village on the edge of our glorious St. Bride’s Bay. A nice variation of shops, good coastal walks and A relaxing beach make this another excellent day out for families, walkers and campers alike. Adventure Sports – click title to go to website
Adventure Sports – click title to go to website
Living Life’s Adventures since 1986. In the last 25 years, TYF pioneered coasteering, started the world kayak freestyle championships, and were Europe’s first adventure business to go Carbon Neutral and sign up to ‘1% for the Planet’. TYF are based in St. Davids and provide a wide variety of adventure sports and equipment. If you’re sporty natured then make sure to pay a visit to these guys.
Offering first-class outdoor adventure, spectacular water level views of caves, canyons, the highest sea cliffs in Wales, a seal’s eye view of the world, a great way to explore the wilder side of Pembrokeshire, the UK’s only coastal National Park.
Also based in St. Davids, they offer paragliding courses and Tandem flights. They have over twelve years experience teaching and flying in the local Preseli mountains and all over Wales, as well as internationally. Due to the beneficial coastal climate enjoyed by this area of Pembrokeshire, coupled with the benign and gentle nature of the Preseli mountains, they are able to provide a uniquely stress-free introduction to paragliding. Tourist Attractions – click title to go to website
St. Davids Cathedral
A beautiful, ancient cathedral in St. Davids. This is a fantastic piece of architecture that is well worth a visit. There are guided tours available from £4 per adult
This RSPB reserve, lies a mile offshore and further out are the Offshore Islands. These stretch into the Celtic Deep and the warm climate and nutrient rich waters provide sanctuary to a wide spectrum of wildlife. Such is the biodiversity that this area has been designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
A 186 mile coast path starting at St. Dogmaels in Cardigan and finishing at Amroth Castle near Tenby. To walk the whole path will take about 10 to 15 days but there’s no reason why you can’t just do short bits of it near the beaches that you are visiting. It is a fantastic chance to glimpse some of wales’ beautiful untouched coastlines
Step back in time at Castell Henllys, a unique Iron Age hill fort recreated with fantastic replica Iron Age roundhouses, built right on top of the excavated remains of an existing hill fort, dating back 2,400 years.
Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact, and its endless passages, tunnels and stairways are great fun to explore, plus there are super exhibitions, which tell the tale of its medieval life. Admission costs around £5 and is well worth a visit.
The magnificent Carew Castle has a history spanning 2,000 years. Set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23-acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house. Admission costs £3 per adult
An enchanting island with just about everything an island nature reserve should include. It is the second largest island in Wales, after Anglesey, and one of the most important wildlife sites in Europe. Skomer lies just off the Pembrokeshire coast, separated from the mainland by the turbulent waters of the Jack Sound. Skomer measures 2 miles, east to west; and almost 1.5 miles, north to south.