We know we’re biased, but Pembrokeshire is an amazing place for a holiday. It’s not just the sandy beaches and the stunning scenery: there’s plenty to keep history-lovers occupied, the wildlife is varied and fascinating and there’s a thriving local food and drink industry. The county boasts many artists and craftspeople happy to welcome visitors, there are many interesting galleries and museums and numerous opportunities for retail therapy.
The Great Outdoors
You can’t beat Pembrokeshire beaches. Our very own Freshwater East beach – a short walk from East Trewent Farm – is dog-friendly all year round and has a slipway for boat-launching. Backed by the Burrows, where ponies graze to keep the grass down, it’s ideal for days on the beach and the perfect place to surf when there’s a strong westerly wind blowing. We’re very close to Stackpole Quay, beautiful Barafundle and spectacular Broadhaven South. Manorbier to the east and Freshwater West in the other direction are both renowned surfing beaches.
We’re only a few minutes from the Pembrokeshire coastal path too, with spectacular walking right round the county’s seaward edge. There’s horse-riding, several golf courses and a range of other sports, or you could take a boat trips out to the various islands to see the seals and seabirds or join a sea-fishing trip from Tenby or Saundersfoot. There is also excellent river fishing nearby.
Food & Drink
Pembrokeshire is an increasingly popular food destination. Locally, the Stackpole Inn just a mile and a half along the coast road from East Trewent serves great food, as does Paternoster Farm a little further away, to name but two. Over at Angle you can find beach food at its best at the Point House, famous for its lobster rolls, and there is a host of small producers championing local produce. If you’re interested in foraging, from wild garlic in the spring to laverbread off the rocks at low tide, there’s no better place than Pembrokeshire.
Where to Visit
Where to start? We’ve got castles at Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier, all no more than a few minutes’ car journey away. Also close by are the ruins of the archbishop’s palace at Lamphey, while further afield there’s the spectacular Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral in St David’s. There are gardens to visit at Colby and Upton Castle, or if you’re more of a thrill seeker, Oakwood Theme Park has rollercoasters and the Blue Lagoon water park has subtropical pools with flumes and lazy river rides. If you’re interested in shopping, nearby Narberth has a well-deserved reputation as the best place to visit for local artisan products, great coffee shops and a number of delis selling local produce.