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Evening sun at Goodwick Beach in Pembrokeshire

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Pembrokeshire guide


Surf and turf - Pembrokeshire guide

Pembrokeshire is the most popular coastal holiday destination in Wales and Pembrokeshire Coast won BBC Country file's 2018 Award for 'Holiday Destination of the Year'.

The fact that Pembrokeshire is still very unspoilt and there is such a wealth of things to do. For 'The Great Outdoors', there's little to beat it. The Wales Coast and coastal path; water sports and day trips; visiting castles, archoeoligical sites and places of historical interest; a wide range of family orientated activity parks and beautiful beaches; fabulous Welsh traditional food..

With some of the beat-preserved coastline in Britain, regularly winning awards and accolades for the quality of its beaches, many of which have the blue-flag, as well as landscapes, local products and tourism facilities. In 2010, a panel of 240 National Geographic experts rated Pembrokeshire as the second-best coastline in the world, quoting "the magnificent protected coastline from both ecological and geographic perspectives", as the reason why.

North and Sounth Pembrokeshire, the two regions are subtly different mainly down to geology; the North being more rugged, it's spectacular, serrated coastline is made up of some of the toughest, most ancient rocks in the British isles and to the South, the very beautiful limestone cliffs make for some quite different but nevertheless dramatic scenery.

Favourite Local Sandy Beaches

  • St Dogmaels - Poppit Sands Beach
  • Newport - Newport Sands Beach
  • St David's - Whitesands Beach
  • Newgale - Newgale Beach (surfers)
  • Broad Haven - Broad Haven Beach

Fun Local Beaches and Coves

  • Abereiddy Beach and Blue Lagoon: fossil hunting and cliff top diving venue
  • Abermawr Beach: big, boldery beach
  • Dinas - Cwm yr Eglwys Beach: perfect children's summer playground, great ice-cream van
  • Dinas - Pwllgwaelod Beach: scenic with popular pub pit-stop for walkers
  • NB: All Pembrokeshire Beaches with pics: The Beach Guide - Pembrokeshire beaches
Entrance to the Bishops Palace at St Davids
Strumble Head Lighthouse
St Davids Cathedral
The coast path at Pwllgwaelod
Sheep grazing on Dinas Mountain
View to Dinas Island from Carningli Mountain

Coast Path Walks and Rambles

From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail covers 186 miles of the most breath taking coastal scenery in Britain. Most of our guests will walk some stretch of the coast path during their stay, (it's pretty hard not to, it runs just below the garden terrace) and many will be here because of it.

Mountain Hikes and Climbs

The Preseli Mountains, or Preseli Hills, whichever you prefer, rise out of the landscape to 536m in the northern half of Pembrokeshire.

Gardens and Woodlands

Nature Reserves

Working Woollen Mills

Gourmet Tastings

Bug Grub and insect farm - St Davids
Ready to go climbing
Kayaking at Lower Town harbour, Fishguard

Fun To Do Activities

Obviously, when it comes to the Great outdoors, the beach is top of our list but it's always good to try something new, especially if you are looking for indoor activities on wet weather days.

Water Sports

Kayaking and paddle boarding activities take place in Fishguard Lower Town, 2 mins down the hill. Most others listed are within 30 mins drive. Kit and caboodle will be provided, but be sure to book in advance.

Boat Trips

Boat trips are subtly varied, but will either be based around a sea safari or island trip, sometimes a combination of both.


Pembrokeshire hills are not for the faint hearted but some routes are less challenging. For those looking to hire a bike, the companies listed will drop off with us, where we have secure bike storage.

Cwm yr Eglwys from the Coastal Path
The picturesque harbour at Porthgain
A tall ship visits Fishguard harbour

Transport Links

Ok, so maybe the tall ships aren't anything more than a rare treat on the horizon, but the Stenaline ferry docks from Rosslare twice a day, next to Fishguard train station.
The most popular way to get around in high season are the excellent coastal bus services, such as The Poppit Rocket and Strumble Shuttle. Being central in North Pembrokeshire, guests typically use us as their base, then use the buses to complete a good section of the path. The friendly buses allow you to hop on and off anywhere upon request, stopping at some of the most remote harbours and coves.