Things To Do and See in Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire is a popular tourist attraction and has much to satisfy a diverse range of tastes. There is far too much to list everything to do in the local area but loads of information can be found at the Pembrokeshire Tourist Information Centres. Below are a few of our favourite things.
- The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. One of the most spectacular coastal walks in the country and one of the most dramatic sections is all but a 30 minute walk from the cottage.
- Wild flower and Bird Watching. With it’s national park and conservation areas, coastlines, offshore islands (teeming with puffins, razorbills, shearwaters, storm petrels and chough) and the Pembrokeshire hedges the area is a popular destination for nature lovers. Foxgloves, pink campion, snowdrops, woodland carpets of bluebells, gorses and heathers is but to name a few of the many flowers. These are also the hunting grounds for the buzzards and peregrine falcons that inhabit the area.
- Seal Watching. September and October are the best months to see the pups, a nice early evening walk from the cottage to one of the best seal watching beaches in the UK stopping to watch the sunset into the sea on the way back from Garn Fawr. You may even see some dolphins, porpoises, whales or basking sharks.
- Beaches. Walk, cycle or drive to the beautiful pebble beaches of Aber Bach and Aber Mawr, take a BBQ, go for a swim, walk in the bluebell woods or fish for mackerel. Sandy beaches can be easily found a little further away, the beautiful beaches of Whitesands and Newgale are good for bathing, sand castles and surfing.
- Cycling. Explore the surrounding lanes, beaches and villages by following the national cycle routes or for off road fun visit the nearby Preseli Hills or Llys-y-Frân reservoir .
- Island Wildlife Visits. Take a boat trip to one of the many islands that surround the Pembrokeshire coast. Ramsey and Skomer Islands are great destinations to see an abundance of wildlife.
- Eating and Drinking Out. The surrounding area has a high number of very good restaurants and there are many cafes and old world pubs to enjoy.
- Castles. Pembrokeshire has much more than its fair share of castles. See where the Tudor dynasty was born in Pembroke, amble amongst the ruins of Carew castle and Manorbrier. Visit the unusual 13th century castle at Picton or see Cardigan Castle as featured on the BBC’s Restoration programme.
- Crafts and Galleries. Pembrokeshire has long been a haven for artists. The large number of quality galleries and craft centres testifies this. Visit some of the galleries and sculpture gardens, spend a day learning how to throw pots or bring your paints or camera and find out why so many artists have drifted to this part of the world.
What is your favourite Place in Pembrokeshire?
Maybe you have been to or live in Pembrokeshire, perhaps even stayed in one of the cottages, are there some hidden gems that you would like to share, what are you favourite places, where do you like to go, what do you like to see? Please feel free to share you experiences using the comments form below.