Pembrokeshire is one among my favorite locations in Wales to go to. Not solely is it completely gorgeous, however there’s additionally a heap of historic and dramatic spots to see all throughout (and simply outdoors) Pembrokeshire itself. Now, with a reasonably large space to cowl, it may be a bit mind-boggling in relation to discovering all the perfect locations in Pembrokeshire to go to. That is precisely why I wished to share my favorite spots.
Now, it’s probably you’ll be travelling round Pembrokeshire by automotive? And, to be sincere, it’s in all probability the best solution to navigate this space of Wales. Though there are restricted prepare strains and rural bus hyperlinks, they are often few and much between. This may be particularly when trying to go to extra remoted or countryside spots.
That being stated, it’s kinda a profit to exploring a number of the finest locations in Pembrokeshire by automotive. This fashion, you’re completely travelling at your individual tempo however you may also embrace some gems which might be perched simply outdoors Pembrokshire itself.
That’s the factor about exploring the gorgeous spots in West Wales, you’ll be completely spoilt for alternative in relation to exploring.
Take a bit gander, beneath, at a few of my very favorite and finest locations in Pembrokeshire that I’m hoping you’ll love. Have the perfect time in your journey to Wales; and fingers crossed for some pretty, sunny, climate!
1.) St David’s
Being one of many smallest cities in the entire UK, St David’s is an ideal place to cease for a day journey while exploring Pembrokeshire.
Reality be instructed, town is tiny however it packs a starvation punch in relation to the unimaginable spots to see.
You see, proper inside St David’s itself is the cathedral, which has stood right here for hundreds of years and has been thought-about a holy spot since William the Conqueror visited nearly 1,000 years in the past.
It’s completely attractive and fairly imposing too. In actual fact, it towers over the remainder of St David’s and is definitely the tallest constructing within the metropolis.
As soon as right here, be certain to take a stroll across the grounds, head inside and see the renovated cloisters and gorgeous organ that sits proudly contained in the cathedral itself. It’s received a lot historical past that dates again nearly 700 years.
Oh, and don’t overlook to go to the Bishops Palace that’s proper subsequent door.
Afterwards, take a bit wander across the metropolis and cease off on the most attractive St David’s Bookshop that’s tiny and so quaint.
Additionally, should you get a rumbling tummy, cease off at The Bishops that serves up one of many tastiest pub lunches within the metropolis.
Additionally, for a tasty night meal, pop over to St Davids Gin & Kitchen that serves up some tasty seasonal dishes which might be so good.
We liked it right here! St David’s is definitely among the best locations in Pembrokeshire you could’t miss.
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2.) Inexperienced Bridge
Perched on the south coast, round a 25-minute drive from Pembroke, the Inexperienced Bridge is a must-see should you love pure historical past. It’s a kind of spots that’s nearly hidden away however completely price visiting, particularly within the early night.
Created by hundreds of years of abrasion, the Inexperienced Bridge is similar to Durdle Door (in Dorset) and the, now collapsed, Azure Window in Malta.
In actual fact, the entire coastal route across the Inexperienced Bridge is so pretty, too. Simply be certain to not enterprise too near the cliff edge; it’s excessive!
Now, to get to the Inexperienced Bridge, you will have to drive via a Ministry of Protection space which has indicators like ‘tank crossing’ and taking pictures ranges. Don’t fear although, it is a through-road that’s public entry (even when it does really feel a bit unusual).
Additionally, simply in case you want some steering, that is the parking area we used to park up and stroll the world across the Inexperienced Bridge, Elegug Stacks and the Cauldron. They’re all shut by and very easy to go to for just a few hours stroll.
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3.) Blue Lagoon
Perched on the Pembrokshire shoreline, the Blue Lagoon is a beautiful little cease to make when driving the coastal route. Nestled inside Abereiddy, it’s an previous slate mine that’s related to the seawater. The color itself comes from the minerals within the Slate and is a beautiful place to go for a dip.
Now, the lagoon itself will be very deep so be sure to know learn how to swim, put on wet-suits within the colder months and at all times inform individuals the place you might be.
In spite of everything, nobody likes a reckless swimmer.
Additionally, it’s price noting that you simply’ll have to pay round £4-5 to park on personal land right here. Which, though may appear steep for the world, might be price it should you actually wish to see the Blue Lagoon.
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4.) Saint Govan’s Chapel
Perched on the cliffs of St Govan’s Head, Saint Govan’s Chapel is likely one of the finest locations in Pembrokeshire to go to while on the coast. Not solely that, however it’s additionally comparatively simple to go to (by automotive) should you’re heading east from the Inexperienced Bridge and heading throughout to Tenby.
Now, though it’s comparatively simple to entry, there are just a few steps to get to the ruined chapel. These also can get fairly slippy on wetter days, so be certain to tread fastidiously.
Ensure that to absorb the views across the space, pop within the tiny little chapel and don’t overlook to depend the steps up and down. Native folklore states that there are literally extra steps going up than taking place. I’ll allow you to resolve on that one!
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5.) Marloes Sands
Not too removed from St Anne’s Head, Marloes Sands is a beautiful shoreline space to walk if the tide is low. You see, at high-tide, the seashore can completely disappear, so be certain to examine native tide tables earlier than visiting.
Oh, and should you’re feeling adventurous, pop over to Albion Sands the place you may even see the shipwreck that also lies on the seabed (at low tide).
6.) Broadhaven Seashore
Perched inside Pembrokeshire Nationwide Park itself, Broadhaven Seashore is likely one of the finest locations in Pembrokeshire to go to for a correct seashore day.
You see, at low tide, Broadhaven Seashore is completely enormous with numerous sandy stretches to sit back out and calm down. Better of all, there’s just a few automotive parks and lifeguards that patrol the seashore in the summertime months. After a while within the surf, pop into the Ocean Cafe and Bar that’ll fill ya up for certain.
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7.) Whitesands Bay
Not too removed from town of St. David’s, it’s very easy to pair up a go to to Whitesands Bay while exploring this space of Pembrokeshire. Now, it is a completely gorgeous seashore to go to and with its white sands and beautiful waters, it’s an excellent place to spend a sizzling sunny day.
Higher nonetheless, Whitesands Bay has gained numerous awards for its epic seashore and is a “Blue Flag Seashore”, too.
8.) Laugharne Fortress
Now, bear in mind I stated that a number of the advantages of exploring Pembrokshire are that there are some locations simply outdoors the county limits? Nicely, Laugharne Fortress is one among these spots!
Perched inside Carmarthenshire, it’s a very gorgeous break to see while travelling east past Pembrokshire itself. Not solely that, however you’ll additionally be capable of cease off at Dylan Thomas Writing Shed, too.
After exploring the village space, pop into the Owl & The Pussycat for a tasty chunk to eat. They make the perfect selfmade cottage pies.
In all probability one among my favorite spots in all of Wales, Tenby is a surprising and historic fishing village you could’t miss. It’s the sort of place you may spend a very good few days strolling round, visiting the attractive seashores and popping over to Caldey Island, too.
You see, in the summertime months, Caldey Island has common day journeys the place you may go to the monastic island the place they make a number of the tastiest Welsh chocolate. It’s a beautiful day journey and nicely price it on a dry day.
Additionally, don’t overlook to pop into a number of the ice cream retailers, little pubs and eating places that line the streets. There are a good few decisions of locations to gorge however, for me, nothing fairly beats a bag of fish and chips on the seafront.
It’s among the best locations in Pembrokeshire to base your self, particularly when exploring the coastal route across the Inexperienced Bridge and Carew Fortress, too.
10.) Carew Fortress
Talking of Carew Fortress, that is one simple locations In Pembrokshire to discover when driving.
Round 15-minutes from the centre of Tenby, it’s a very attractive break to go to round sundown when the hues hit the stone. Clearly, at this level, the citadel will likely be closed, so if you wish to take a bit wander inside, be certain to go to earlier within the day.
Oh, and pop over to this car parking area for some pretty views throughout the water.
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11.) Strumble Head
Not too removed from Fishguard, Strumble Head is a beautiful shoreline on the west of Wales that’s lovely to go to. Not solely are the views over to Strumble Head Lighthouse completely pretty however you may additionally see a number of the native wildlife, too.
There are many seals and gannets that decision this space house and also you’ll simply spot them on a peaceful, sunny day.
After a day on the coast, pop again within the automotive and drive (20-minutes) right down to Porthgain for a tasty meal on the Shed Bistro. They’ve a number of the freshest fish. It’s so welcoming and quaint and among the best locations in Pembrokshire to cease for a chunk when round Porthgain.
To not be confused with Pembrokeshire, Pembroke is a city that sits halfway between Milford Haven and Tenby and very easy to cease off at while heading additional west.
Pembroke Fortress is a must-see when strolling the city and is steeped in historical past. In actual fact, it’s the place King Henry VII was born. After taking within the grounds and stays of the citadel, be certain to walk round Mill Pond and cease by a number of the little classic retailers and pubs that line the streets. It’s fairly pretty, particularly for just a few hours go to.
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13.) Tresaith Seashore
Round 5-miles north of Pembrokshire, Tresaith Seashore is a must-visit spot (even when it’s technically not in Pembrokshire itself).
You see, on a peaceful day, the seashore is completely sandy and even has an unimaginable waterfall that jets out into the ocean itself. It’s such a lovely and quaint spot. Plus, you may cease by the Ship Inn for a pint afterwards.
Now, there may be restricted parking right here, so simply take into account this should you’re visiting within the vacation season. It doesn’t get overly busy, however there’ like 20 areas in complete.
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14.) Penbryn Seashore
One other spot, round 7-miles north of the boundary restrict of Pembrokshire, Penbryn Seashore is a very attractive spot to go to for a seashore day on the west coast.
Not solely does it have an enormous stretch of white sandy seashore, however it’s additionally an excellent place to observe the sundown because it faces instantly west.
Oh, and make sure you pop within the Plwmp Tart Cafe for a tasty lunch if you’re heading to the seashore. It’s proper subsequent to the automotive park and you’ll’t miss it.
15.) Pentre Ifan
The most important and best-preserved neolithic dolmen in all of Wales, Pentre Ifan is fairly unimaginable to see. Constructed round 5,000 years in the past, it’s even older than the likes of Stonehenge, too.
As soon as a burial chamber, it’s now very easy to go to should you’ve received a automotive and completely free, too. To get right here, follow our drop-pin on Google Maps. There’s a bit layby (with area for round 10 automobiles) and a small wood gate that’s a bit unassuming. Undergo the gate and inside a minute you’ll have reached Petre Ifan.
Now, you’ll probably solely spend 15-minutes, or so, right here however it’s nicely price visiting should you love historic historical past.
Simply shy of Dinas Cross, Cwm-yr-Eglwys is a tiny little place the place you may see the historic stays of the church that has been misplaced to the ocean. Not solely that, however it’s additionally received a extremely intimate little seashore and an ideal little bay for paddleboarding, too.
Afterwards, take a experience as much as Newport that’s a beautiful little village crammed with impartial cafes and little pubs. It’s additionally received the cutest vintage store referred to as, the Carningli Centre. We liked it.
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