Places to Go
Pembrokeshire is a stunning coastal area, with many attractions and things to keep you and the family busy.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk) boasts a wealth of wonderful places to explore and enjoy. Its stunning coastline offers safe, sandy beaches ideal for families, as well as rugged cliffs and secluded rocky coves. The Park is Britain’s only truly coastal National Park, covering 240 square miles of spectacular landscape around Wales’ south-western shore. Definitely something to explore!
Pembrokeshire is well known for its National Trail Coast Path, which is over 180 miles of beautiful coastline to enjoy. You’ll find the Ordnance Survey Land Ranger maps very useful to plan your walk around the coast. For more information on routes and safety tips on walking the Pembrokeshire coast path take a look at the website.
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Fun for all the family
www.manorhousewildlifepark.co.uk – This welsh zoo has something for everyone!
www.folly-farm.co.uk – Giving children the opportunity to get up close with farm yard animals. Folly Farm also has its own zoo and fun fair.
www.heatherton.co.uk – A whole world of activities at Heatherton! The places to go for all weathers and all ages!
www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk – Home to one of the biggest wooden rollercoasters in the World! A fun filled day out for all the family.
www.bluelagoonwales.com – For thrilling water adventures head to the Blue Lagoon! With rapids, flumes and secure places for the young children you will rest assured all the family will enjoy!
www.pembroke-castle.co.uk – ‘A wonder of Wales’, many special events being held throughout the year.
www.thedbinosaurpark.co.uk – Family fun at the adventure playground, go wild on the dinosaur trail and a hands on activity centre.
For a full list of all activities and attractions in Pembrokeshire visit www.visitpembrokeshire.com
So spoil yourself and come and enjoy Pembrokeshire!
Pembrokeshire is home to over 70 beaches, some of these known to be ‘The Best in the UK’, I can totally agree with this statement. ‘Whitesands’ – St, Davids, is known for its clean beach and great surf! It also has a great café, the coast path, public toilets and a camp site. ‘Newgale’ another great family beach with all the amenities, why not take some surfing lessons here? Or have your first experience of windsurfing or kitesurfing! ‘Abereiddy’ is not only a lovely sandy family beach but it’s also home to the ‘Blue Lagoon’.
Experience a piece of Pembrokeshire by coasteering at the Blue Lagoon, one of many operators is TYF Adventures! (www.tyf.com/adventure). ‘Barafundle Bay’ is a truly stunning beach; walk over the cliff top to the beach where sand dunes, golden sand and clear water will greet you.
Quieter less known beaches are around which are equally as beautiful. ‘Treath Llyfyn’, a short walk to get to, but well worth it; situated between the fishing village of Porthgain and Abereiddy. We’re not short of beaches here in Pembrokeshire, so you’re bound to find that big, sandy family beach, surfy strand or away-from-it-all cove.
Plan your route and choose which beaches to stop off at on the way!
Something you just have to do in this part of the world is to take a boat ride over to Pembrokeshire’s unique islands. Sail around or visit Caldey (off Tenby), Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm (off Dale peninsula) and Ramsey (off St, Davids). They are bursting with wildlife that will leave you amazed with sea birds such as razorbills and guillemots which are found in huge numbers. You’ll enjoy seeing the dolphins and seals who love to make an appearance when you least expect it!
For more information on these beautiful islands visit the following websites:
Grassholm & Ramsey- www.rspb.org.uk
Skokholm & Skomer – www.welshwildlife.org
Don’t forget to bring your bike! Alternatively we have 2 bikes available to hire (1 men’s & 1 woman’s). With our bike rack which can hold up to 4 bikes you’ll be ready to go and explore the cycle routes. Pembrokeshire is bursting with quiet, cycling-friendly trails as well as adrenaline filled trails! In Willow you’ll find the ‘Pembrokeshire Greenways Cycle Maps’ which has many cycle routes ideas for you to look at. For more information about cycle routes in Pembrokeshire go to www.cyclepembrokeshire.com
The Pembrokeshire Coast has so much to offer. Diving in Milford Haven discovering shipwrecks, fishing off rocks or by deepwater boat! Kayaking is a great way to get around and explore the little coves, sea cliffs and wildlife we have to offer. Paraglide to see the full beauty of Pembrokeshire. Go ‘Zorbing’ in Nolton down the bumpy field or fly by helicopter from Haverfordwest Airport! Pembrokeshire really does give you so much choice. Visit www.activitypembrokeshire.com for a full list of outdoor activities to do.