5 of the Best Adventures on the Pembrokeshire Coast
The home of Britain’s only mainly coastal National Park, there’s nowhere better to have fun at the seaside than Pembrokeshire. With its own balmy microclimate, Blue Flag beaches and stunning scenery, it’s the perfect place to take a summer vacation or staycation. Whether you’re visiting alone or bringing the whole family (including the dog) here are five of the best adventures to enjoy while you’re visiting the Pembrokeshire Coast.
Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Where better to start than with a walk along the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path? Threading its way from Poppit Sands in the far north of the county to Amroth in the south, the 186-mile trail is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular coastal walking routes in the world. The terrain is so varied you’ll find yourself exploring secluded beaches, hidden coves, ancient tombs and picturesque harbours amongst many other scenic spots.
Don’t worry; you don’t have to walk the entire trail, although many do. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park have guides to the different sections of the route, so you can pick it up wherever you want to. We’re pretty fond of the St Davids section – must be something to do with the fact that it’s at the end of our garden!
Discover Pembrokeshire’s islands
As if the mainland isn’t beautiful enough, there are also remote, rocky islands to explore just off the coast. There are a number of boat trip providers along the coast who’ll take you on an island adventure to Ramsey, Skomer, Skokholm or Grassholm Island. Book one of our sea view rooms here at Warpool Court Hotel and you’ll have an excellent view of nearby Ramsey Island.
The islands and surrounding seas are teeming with wildlife. On land, the cliffs and grassy slopes are home to huge colonies of gannets, choughs, Manx shearwaters and, always a favourite, the distinctive puffin. While you’re racing across the waves on your way to and from the islands, keep your eyes peeled and you’re likely to see dolphins, porpoises, seals and even the odd basking shark – all frequent visitors to local waters.
Try water sports
People come from all over the world to take part in water sports on the Pembrokeshire Coast, particularly when it comes to surfing and coasteering. With clean golden beaches, great water quality and amazing waves, it’s a great place to get out and have fun in the sea. If you’re an experienced water sports enthusiast, you can just head for the nearest beach and get stuck in. For total beginners, there are plenty of water sport companies dotted along the coast who’ll give you the kit and the lessons you need to get started.
The rocky coastline of North Pembrokeshire is the home of coasteering and remains one of the best places to have a go at this adrenaline-fuelled sport. Other popular Pembrokeshire sports include sailing, sea kayaking, paddle-boarding and scuba diving. So, grab your wetsuit and head on down!
Explore coastal towns and villages
Not all adventures need to get your heart racing. Stopping off at some of our lovely coastal villages as you explore the county is a great way to relax and discover some of the great food and culture of the region. Quiet, picturesque villages like Newport on the northern coast of Pembrokeshire, nearby Solva and Little Haven further south are top spots to while away a few hours. If you want a livelier atmosphere, Tenby in the far south is probably our most well-known tourist town. It’s brimming with shops, bars, restaurants and boasts several amazing beaches too.
If you’re an avid foodie, you’ll love Pembrokeshire’s cafes, pubs and restaurants! We’re famous for the quality of our local produce and the freshness of our fish and seafood, so don’t forget to try some of the local cuisine during your visit.
Have some fun at the beach
You can’t come on holiday the Pembrokeshire Coast without a trip to the beach! There are over 50 to choose from, many boasting Blue Flag awards, so you’re assured of clean sands and great water quality. Rarely overcrowded, even at the height of summer, Pembrokeshire’s beaches are some of the best in the UK. From vast stretches of golden sands to hidden, rocky coves, there are plenty of places to have fun in the sun.
Whether you want to soak up some rays, splash about in the waves or play a game of cricket, there’s a beach for you. If you’re with the kids, you might want to choose one of the beaches that has a few amenities, like Whitesands Beach near St Davids. If you want some solitude, there are more remote, secluded inlets along the coast where you can get away from it all.
Book your holiday on the Pembrokeshire Coast
There’s so much to see and do here on the Pembrokeshire Coast, we can guarantee you’ll never get bored! Whatever you want to do, we’ve got the perfect base from which to go on your holiday adventures. To reserve your room at Warpool Court Hotel, drop us an email or book online today.