Things to do in Pembrokeshire

Top 10 things to do when in Pembrokeshire


Pembrokeshire is a county of South West Wales and is famous for its varied landscape, abundance of wildlife, sandy beaches and offshore islands.

Whilst staying in Pembrokeshire there is so much to see and do and there really is something to keep everyone in the family happy.


The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

The coastal path is a National Trail which covers 186 miles where the dramatic scenery can be consumed.  If you don’t fancy walking it one go, the coastal bus service runs along the entire stretch 7 days a week from May to September so you can focus on a particular section for the day.  The path will take you on a journey through small villages, old harbours, farmland, over cliff tops and to some beautiful secluded beaches.


Fflesci Bus

Getting around Pembrokeshire is easy with the Fflesci Bus.  This picks you up and drops you off at your destination. Just download the app and select your pick-up and drop-off points.  There is no need to be reliant on your car here!


Beaches in Pembrokeshire

There are plenty of beaches to explore in the local area with Barafundle Bay a firm favorite.  The golden sands will have you believe you’re on a tropical island, accessible only along the coastal path from the village of Stackpole.  You are sure to have an unspoilt experience off the beaten track.  With golden sands, sand dunes and crystal blue waters you will find peace with nature.  Don’t forget the wild swim and to look out for the Lilly Ponds!


Visiting Tenby

Tenby is just 4 miles from Myrtle Park. It is a popular harbour town best known for its 13th century town walls and sandy coastline. There are 4 great beaches to visit offering fantastic days out with sandy beaches, blue waters, rock pooling and other activities.  The town itself has plentiful independent retailers and restaurants so finding the perfect souvenir won’t be a problem.

Top 10 things to do when in Pembrokeshire

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Fishing in Tenby

If fishing is a favourite pastime, a trip to Tenby Harbour is a must.  Make a day of it and try mackerel fishing or take a trip by boat to Caldey Island. Just a 20-30 minute boat ride takes you to Priory Beach during the summer months.  Home to monks of the Cistercian Order.  Souvenirs are available to buy and a dip in the sea is a must.


Skomer Island

Visit the seabird colonies at Skomer Island, a National Nature Reserve and Marine Conservation Zone. It is less than half a mile off the Pembrokeshire coast and takes approximately 20 minutes to get there by boat. It’s easy to plan a day trip or book one of the Skomer events.  They have guided walks, Yoga, Spring Migration Tours, Spring Migration Tours.  You can even stay overnight!

Home to many seabirds, you can expect to see 42,500 Puffins breed between April and July.  350,000 breeding pairs of Manx Shearwaters arrive each year, the largest colony in the world. Thousands of Guillemots and Razorbills have been spotted too.  It’s not only birds you will see. 7 species of bats have been recorded on the island.  In the Autumn the breeding begins for the grey seals. 250 seal pups are seen each year. There are 4 different breeds of dolphins which are regular visitors to the waters so you are in for a treat whenever you decide to go.

During the months of May and June, the bluebells and red campion cover the island creating a spectacle of colour which attracts many types of butterfly and other insects.

Top 10 things to do when in Pembrokeshire

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Adrenaline adventures

For more adrenaline filled adventures, a visit to Marros Riding Centre is one for the list. Here, rides on Pendine Beach and through their woodland are available. 

Try your hand at Stand up Paddle boarding (SUP) at Saundersfoot.  This is a sheltered bay and is ideal to explore the estuary and stunning coastline.


Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo  is set in 120 acres with 750 animals, 17 rides in the vintage fairground and 8 adventure playgrounds to visit.  It has twice been voted “Best family Day out” and has a Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award for 2023.


Dinosaur Park

The younger family members will also enjoy a trip to the Dinosaur Park.  Travel to a land before time and explore the dinosaur trail.  Climb the net adventure and discover the rides. Children will love the Foot Golf Course, T Rex twelve hole golf course, Dino’s Fun House and the popular tubey ride.


Pembroke Castle

No trip is complete to Pembrokeshire without visiting the Pembroke Castle.  The castle is steeped in history with this being the birthplace of Henry VII. Take advantage of the free guided tours, go down the spiral stairs to the Wogan Cavern beneath the castle and see the dungeon tower.

In summary, there are so many activities to keep the whole family entertained when staying in Pembrokeshire, the perfect destination for your static caravan in Wales. To view our holiday homes for sale please visit our page holiday homes for sale in Wales.

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