Marloes Sands (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21081514@N08/5374702841)

Marloes Sands

Pembrokeshire, the county to the South West of Wales, is surrounded by sea, and mainly dominated by maritime and seaside activities.

Incorporating such town as Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Tenby and Fishguard, Pembrokeshire is quite beautiful, with Saundersfoot and Tenby (for example) attracting tourists year after year. Saundersfoot is on the coastal path and entices visitors with its medieval history and charming centre. Tenby on the other hand is bustling, chocolate-box-pretty, busy and jam-packed full of activity. The joy of Pembrokeshire is that you could visit both in a (long) day, they being only three and a half miles apart.

What's Pembrokeshire like?

The Pembrokeshire coastline is a national park, which many walkers, cyclists and surfers are drawn to. To the North of Pembrokeshire the county is framed by the Preseli Hills but is mainly a flat farming region most used for dairy farming and vegetables.

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

This is the only coastal park of its kind in the UK with multi-award-winning beaches; rare seabirds breed by the beaches and along the route of the 186 mile long walking trail - the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Bays and Beaches

Fishguard, Newport, St Brides and Pembrokeshire's many coastal islands attract lovers of bays, beaches and stunning scenery, as well as surfers and bathers. Beaches here are award- winning, clean, vibrant, and gorgeous, enhanced by Pembrokeshire's wonderful weather. Pembrokeshire is therefore perfect for a traditional family holiday as well as for a romantic break with a loved one. Try Marloes Sands, Musselwick Sands and Lydstep Haven Bay - wonderful!

Pentre Ifan, one of many ancient monuments (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21081514@N08/5832590446)

Pentre Ifan, one of many ancient monuments

Monuments of Preseli Hills

The Preseli hills are of great interest to those with a desire to see sacred and historic sites as they are dotted with an enormous number of monuments, large and small. In one list, there were over seventy sites listed! Many date from Neolithic times and the hills themselves are (in parts) bluestone, which is the stone used to build Stonehenge! It is definitely worth fishing out a map of the area and incorporating some sites into a very uplifting walk. The hills themselves are mainly used for sheep grazing and forestry, and are well-loved by walkers.

Colourful Tenby (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shirokazan/4680032958)

Colourful Tenby

How to get there

Access to much of Pembrokeshire is via the A40 which is heavily used, and the remainder of the peninsula can be reached by a network of A and B roads, though some of Pembrokeshire's more remote areas can be a little tricky to get to, particularly by public transport. The connection with the UK's main motorway network is via the M4 at Pont Abraham, almost fifty miles away, though there are more local railway stations at Pembroke Dock, Fishguard and Milford Haven, and ferries fun to and from Ireland from Milford Haven very regularly throughout the week.

Where to stay

Pembrokeshire is stunning, as are many of our accommodation options. Largely comprising holiday cottages, we're also pleased to offer guest houses, hotels and much more. For family holidays, romantic breaks, walking tours, and seaside vacations, there's something for everyone in Pembrokeshire, so take a look at our listings and book your chilled out break today.

Accommodation in Pembrokeshire

  • Haverfordwest
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    Four luxury Pembrokeshire cottages near Haverfordwest, 10 minutes from the coast and Pembroke Castle. Play rooms, walks, bike storage, BBQ and patio areas. Free WiFi. Sleep 4-8.
     
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    Award winning family holiday park in Tenby with new glamping tents, great choice of caravans, leisure facilities & nearby Blue Flag beach. Short breaks. Dog friendly.
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    Family-friendly Saundersfoot holiday park with static caravans and touring pitches. Excellent leisure facilities, shop and chip shop takeaway. Live entertainment. Nearby beaches.
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