Things to do in Pembrokeshire
Beautiful sandy beaches, stunning scenery, historic castles, quiet coves, adventure parks, 186 miles of Pembrokeshire coast footpaths, island wildlife havens, surfing, fishing, diving, coasteering, farmers markets, local produce, friendly local pubs – its hard to know where to stop! There are so many things to do in Pembrokeshire.
We truly believe that Pembrokeshire has lots to offer whatever floats your boat.
From large safe sandy beaches, to quiet coves. Pembrokeshire really does have it all. Our particular favourites are Barafundle, Marloes, Druidstone, Broad Haven, Newgale, Tenby, Monkshaven, Saundersfoot. So many to choose from.
This is us on an evening walk at Broadhaven, a fifteen minute drive away. Such lovely light and as you can see here, we often get it virtually to ourselves.
There is an abundance of wildlife in Pembrokeshire.
From May to August, Skomer Island is teeming with puffins, guillimots, razor bills and manx shearwaters. Early breakfasts in the B&B are very much the order of the day at this time. A day to remember. Puffins within inches of you, even walking over your feet if you are lucky!
From September seal pups are abundant around the Pembrokeshire coastline.
Otters are regulary sighted in the Bosherston area and pods of porpoise and dolphin can be spotted in St Brides Bay and the mouth of the Cleddau Estuary.
Other islands like Ramsey, Grasholm and Skokholm can also be visited. Gannets galore too.
There are lots of things to do with the family besides the beach in Pembrokeshire. Check out Heatherton, a great day out for all the family, with free entry and it’s credit pass system. Folly Farm which now has penguins and lions. How about horseriding in the Preseli Hills or along Nolton Beach?
There are plenty of opportunities for golfers with courses in Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Tenby, Pembroke and Newport.
National Geographical Magazine recently named Pembrokeshire as joint 2nd best rated coastal destinations IN THE WORLD! With 186 miles of coastal path. and the Celtic bike Trail, you’ll need your boots and bikes.
This is the iconic Green Bridge of Wales situated in the south of the county. It draws people from all over the world and is just one of the many dramatic and breathtaking places for you to discover around the Pembrokeshire coastline.
The Castles of Pembroke and Carew often have special events like re-enactments and birds of prey days. There are also others, like Manorbier, Cilgerran, Llawhaden and Picton that are well worth a visit.
Here is the magnificent Pembroke Castle, birth place of Henry Tudor. Situated on the Cleddau estuary and only a fifteen minute drive away from us here at Scoveston Grove and Rock Cottage.
If you are the active types, you could try coasteering. There are reputable companies who can take you out to have a go at this exhilarating sport.
You can also rent boards wet suits and kayaks from local beaches. There are white water boat trips, fishing trips and seal and dolphin spotting excursions as well as the Seabird Spectacular trip around Skomer Island during puffin season.
If its peace and quiet you are after, there are many places around the Pembrokeshire coastline and countryside where you can still find it. The River Cleddau also has lots of surprising gems along its banks, where you can sit and watch the estuary birds. Look on Gallery page for more photographs.
Pembrokeshire has a wealth of good local produce. There are weekly farmers markets around the county where you can buy direct from the people who grow and make the food. There are good restaurants like Cwtch in St. Davids, Which? -Readers Restaurant of the Year in Wales 2012, The Bar Neyland, Halen Mor in Milford Marina and Coast at Saundersfoot. There are also many tea shops and pubs who serve outstanding food featuring local produce.