Explore the area

What’s so special about Pembrokeshire? We think it’s a feeling. It’s also that whoever you are and wherever you’re from, you’ll find something new to do, see, hear, experience.

Browse our other pages about the area on the right hand side, to explore your Pembrokeshire.

Walkers

Pembrokeshire offers some of the best coastal walking in the world.

Stretching 186 miles from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth near Tenby, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is the only section of coastline in the UK to be designated a National Park. The routes weave their way alongside the rich marine haven for off-shore birds, seals and porpoises, sidestepping sleepy fishing villages and bustling harbours, and overlooking expansive sandy beaches and intriguing coves.

Walkers of all ages and abilities will find something that suits them, from gentle strolls, to circular walks, to full-day treks. The Pembrokeshire Coastal bus service is a great option for those who want to be picked up or dropped off at any point along their route, and many of the paths are suitable for wheelchairs.

But this isn’t just about the coastline. The county is also home to the awe-inspiring Preseli mountains and more than 620 miles of footpaths and bridleways.

Walkers who visit tell us that the views don’t get much better, and the air doesn’t get much fresher, than in Pembrokeshire. And we love welcoming them back, year after year.

When you book the Cow Shed, you receive exclusive use of our venue. This means that your wedding party can roam our grounds and celebrate in style without interruptions.

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Cyclists

Each year in May, Pembrokeshire plays happy host to an influx of two-wheeled enthusiasts. 

It couldn’t be greater testament to the county’s appeal among cyclists that the 100-mile Tour of Pembrokeshire is fast becoming a must-do event. On-road and off-road cycling is big here, and routes are one of the major tourist attractions in Pembrokeshire. With plenty of traffic-free rides on surfaced and unsurfaced tracks, country lanes and incredible coastal and mountain scenery, the area has something to offer everyone.

Families can enjoy safe routes which wind their way past castles and beaches and through beautiful coastal villages that offer freshly-caught seafood and a warm welcome. For more experienced riders there are plenty of climbs, bumps, twists and turns and a different, captivating view around every corner.

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Watersports

Take one county surrounded on three sides by water. Add a touch of local knowledge, a dash of infectious enthusiasm and a liberal sprinkling of thrill-seeking and you’ve got the makings of a great centre for watersports. It’s another of the great tourist attractions in Pembrokeshire.

Within Pembrokeshire are specialist watersports companies which have helped turn the natural coastline environment into a varied and enticing outdoor playground. From coasteering, kayaking, sailing and diving to jet boat trips that let you explore caves and get close to seals, birds, porpoises and dolphins. There is an activity, and an adrenalin charge, for everyone.

Having the coastline on our doorstep means the beach is hard to resist, whatever the weather. Locals love to surf, bodyboard, ski, swim, paddle. In Pembrokeshire the sea is a part of us all; some take a dip every morning before breakfast. For visitors, it’s here for the taking.

*photo shows the Blue Lagoon, an old slate quarry nearby, with diving spots for the brave.

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Pembrokeshire is home to 14 coastal and inland nature reserves, making it a hugely popular destination for nature explorers.

From wild flowers thriving on hedge banks and cliffs, to rare species of lichen, to playful dolphins and porpoises, the county is bursting with sights and sounds.

 

Nature Explorers

It is a bird-watcher’s paradise. Sea birds including puffins, gannets, manx shearwaters and guillemots having a huge presence. There are particular concentrations on Skomer and Skockholm islands which are surrounded by some of the richest waters for wildlife around the British Isles.

Atlantic grey seals come to our coastline to breed, making for some great sightings of adorable pups between August and December. Intertidal marine plants and animals settle in rock pools, and the county’s reefs offer exceptional snorkeling opportunities, bringing vivid colours to life.

And in Autumn and Winter, Pembrokeshire is the place to come to see and hear one of the most incredible natural phenomena in action: thousands upon thousands of starlings in synchronised swooping arriving to roost. Spell-binding, awe-inspiring. It’s what Pembrokeshire is all about.

Few would believe that St Davids, with its quaint buildings and slow pace, were a city – if it weren’t for the magnificent cathedral set in its centre, that is.

St Davids Cathedral is this area’s beating heart and dates back to the 12th century. It’s a Pembrokeshire tourist attraction in its own right, drawing visitors from all over the world as well as locals who choose to worship, and marry, within its inspiring walls.

The Cathedral is also a popular venue for music festivals and choral concerts held throughout the year. Walk along its beautiful, peaceful – and, curiously, sloping – floors and you might be lucky enough to catch a soloist or choir rehearsing. It’s impossible not to feel uplifted.

Britain’s Smallest City.

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