4 Free Things to Do in Pembrokeshire
When you’re on holiday, you want to explore as much of your destination as you can, but all those days out and entry fees can start adding up. Luckily for anyone deciding to visit Pembrokeshire, there are plenty of free things to do. With our amazing coast, stunning landscape and rich history, there are plenty of places to go if you're on a budget. Here are a few ideas for some freebie fun!
Take a walk on the wild side
Walking is one of the most popular holiday activities here in West Wales, with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path running along our shores and dramatic moorland of the Preseli Hills inland. There are also secluded walking trails that thread their way through acres of ancient trees like Pengelly Forest, Ty Canol Woods and the peaceful paths that wind through the Gwaun Valley.
You can’t beat the sense of tranquility and feeling of getting back to nature as you explore the local landscape. Among the rich diversity of birds, animals and plants, you’ll also come across some ancient surprises like mystical standing stones and remote Neolithic burial chambers along the way.
Have fun at the seaside
Why not pack a picnic and make your own fun at the beach? Pembrokeshire’s spectacular beaches are some of the best in Britain. There’s something to suit all ages and interests, from surfing the excellent waves at Newgale and Whitesands to rock-pooling at nearby Caerfai Bay.
Further south, Tenby’s popular family beaches are a nice spot to spend the day making sandcastles, playing games or paddling in the clean, shallow water. And when the tide allows, there’s nothing better than a stroll from Amroth to Saundersfoot along the golden sand.
Get to know the Welsh wildlife
The Pembrokeshire coast and countryside are teeming with wildlife. The shoreline, dominated by tall cliffs, provides an ideal place to sit and enjoy a bit of dolphin or seal-spotting. And if you’re a bird-watching enthusiast, you can while away the hours watching thousands of seabirds and taking in the spectacular coastline views. Along some parts of the coastal path wild ponies also roam free as Red Kites and Buzzards soar overhead in the warm updrafts.
Pembrokeshire’s estuary’s, rivers and ancient woodlands also offer lots of opportunities to see deer, otters and kingfishers (if you’re quiet enough).
Relax under star-filled skies
There’s nothing like sitting on a quiet cliff-top or sheltered beach watching the sun set over a sparkling sea. And things get even more romantic when the sun sets and the stars begin to shine. The Pembrokeshire Coast has some of the best Dark Sky discovery sites in the UK, so it’s the perfect place for romantics and budding astronomers to explore the wonders of the night sky.
On a clear, moonless night, you won’t even need a telescope to see the Milky Way slowly appearing overhead. So, find a pocket star map and get stargazing!
Enjoy our luxury facilities
When you book a room at Warpool Court Hotel, you get access to all our lovely hotel facilities too, including an all-weather tennis court, heated swimming pool, an exclusive dog-exercise area if you’re holidaying with your pet and stunning 15 acre gardens that sweep down to meet the Pembrokeshire Coast path. Britain’s smallest (and prettiest) city and the ancient Chapel and Well of St Non are also just a short walk away if you want to enjoy a few more free perks of holidaying in St Davids!
To book your stay in our historic Pembrokeshire country house hotel, just send us an email or give us a call on 01437 720300.