“In every grain of sand there is the story of the land”..
2018 is the year that we will celebrate Wales’s outstanding coastline and encourage our customers to try new epic experiences all around our Pembrokeshire shores! During 2017 we explored the magical history behind ‘The Year of the Legends’ while during 2016 we enjoyed ‘The year of adventure’, But this is our ‘Year of the Sea’..
Without being too biased, Pembrokeshire is without a doubt one of the most beautiful spots in Wales when it comes to stunning coastlines. Its unique 187 miles of coastal path has attracted international praise from being the UKs only coastal based National Park. Continue reading to find out how you can celebrate the year of the sea here in Pembrokeshire!
It’s no secret that Wales flies the blue flag with more Blue Flag beaches per mile than anywhere else in Britain, (an impressive 16 of these beautiful beaches are right here in Pembrokeshire!) The Blue flags are simply a sign that the beach has been certified to be an extremely clean area with high environmental standards.
We realise how important it is to keep our beaches as pristine as possible, so once a year we wrap up warm and head to the sands to conduct an annual beach clean. Our last beach clean was at the stunning Newgale! What beach would you like to see us at this year? Take a stroll across Tenby’s North beach, Poppet sands, Dale beach, Amroth beach and many more to experience these areas of breath taking beauty..
From adrenaline fuelled water sports to relaxing and rejuvenating experiences, why not try some of the fantastic activities Pembrokeshire’s shores has to offer. Perhaps not for the gentle hearted, an adrenaline fueled day coasteering around the rugged coastline exploring coves, with options to jump from frightful heights and chances to spot sea birds, dolphins and seals is sure to be a day you won’t forget!
If you’d prefer to relax while taking to the beautiful Pembrokeshire shores, paddle boarding may be the better option for you. Last summer we saw the new craze take over! From one extreme to the other there is everything else to have a go at in-between – Horse riding across the shores, kayaking, kite surfing, boat trips, surfing, fishing and boat trips. For more information about any of the above activities click here.
Pembrokeshire’s offshore Islands are without doubt part of the most beautiful places to visit while in Pembrokeshire. They are famous in their own right for their outstanding natural beauty and fantastic array of wildlife both above and below the surface. Catch a boat trip to any of the beautiful islands. Whether you take a gentle cruise around the idyllic surroundings, opt for a high speed adventure on a sea safari trip or want to land and explore the island yourself, there is a trip that will suit everyone.
Seafood Dishes – Local Produce and Coastal Pubs
Serving up a taste of the sea! Whether you want to dine out or have a go at putting your own seafood dishes together, Pembrokeshire is filled with some fantastic restaurants, cafes and shops where fresh local seafood can be sourced from. Enjoy a seafood dinner with a view over Dale beach at ‘The Griffin Inn’ which offers the finest locally caught fish and seafood with interesting twists of chorizo, wasabi and guacamole in some dishes. Alternatively visit Simply Seafood, a small fishmonger shop located on the harbour in Tenby. They sell a range of seafood such as Lobster, Crab, Samphire, Mackerel, Salmon and many more (be sure to send us in pictures and tips of your favourite sea food recipes!)
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is regarded as one of the world’s great walking trails, National Geographic ranked it second in the world’s top ten long-distance paths! From the North tip of St Dogmaels to the South in Amroth, you’ll stumble across all types of beauty! From Volcanic headlands, hidden beach coves, flooded glacial valleys, steep limestone cliffs and of course the wonderful wildlife. Highlights include sunsets at Strumble head, wondering through the UKs smallest city – St David’s and seal spotting at Martins Haven.
Looking for a coastal cottage with a beautiful sea view to retreat to after a busy day exploring the Pembrokeshire coast? We have up to 500 stunning cottages dotted along the coastline that all within a stone’s throw away from the beach! For more information click here…