As Britain’s only Coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire boasts 52 beaches and more Blue Flag and Seaside Awards than any other county in the UK. The 186 miles of coastal path has some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain. Crystal clear waters make it perfect for adventure activities like surfing, coasteering and stand up paddle boarding.
Image on the right: Barafundle Bay
Image below: Cafe Môr at Freshwater West
Pembrokeshire has many castles which are great to explore during your stay, everything from early motte and bailey castles to grand bishop’s fortified palaces. Carew Castle, Pembroke Castle and Manorbier Castle are all within 4 miles of Dewslake Farm and Picton Castle and Haverfordwest Castle are within 10 miles of Cwtch Woodland Camp.
Towns and Villages
There isn’t really a big town in Pembrokeshire, but it does have a city, St Davids which is home to just 1400 residents making it the smallest city in Britain!
Tenby is a gorgeous walled seaside town. Originally settled by the Normans, Tenby became a fortified town in the 13th century. Today, its walls surround the cobbled lanes and grand Georgian houses that jostle for space around the iconic harbour and its stunning beaches.
Narberth is a small market town in the heart of Pembrokeshire that has become a little bit a shopping mecca for all things Pembrokeshire; paintings, pottery, sculpture, and jewellery makers can all be found in this colourful town.
Pembroke is a historic walled town which is home to probably the finest castle in Pembrokeshire and the birth place of Henry VII. The Main Street is home to some quirky antique shops, cafes and gift shops.
Surrounded on 3 sides by water, the coastline has been protected and preserved as a National Park since 1952 which makes Pembrokeshire one of the best environments for a dozen or more adventure activities, whether it’s rock climbing or kayaking, kite surfing or diving, sailing or coasteering.
If you want to emerse yourself in the outdoor activity experience, Pembrokeshire has a great choice of renowned activity centres. Their enthusiastic and well qualified instructors will be more than happy to share their expertise with you, and will encourage and inspire.