Category: Beauty


Why Marloes?

If you like your holidays on the relaxed side with access to adventure, then Marloes could be the place for you. It’s a small village settled on high ground in the middle of the Marloes peninsula, which is surrounded by sea to the north, west and south at the southern end of St Brides Bay. This little village may seem sleepy at first glance, but its location makes it a spectacular destination for a holiday, and there are some hidden gems in the village itself.     One of the attractions of Marloes is its proximity to Skomer Island. A five […]

Gardens of Pembrokeshire

When you think Pembrokeshire, what is it that you picture? Is it a beautiful beach like Barafundle or Whitesands? Stunning sea views from the coast path? Fish and chips eaten on a harbour wall? Or is it a wonderful garden filled with flowers, trickling streams and ponds and perhaps surrounded by woodland? If the latter didn’t spring to mind, you could be missing out. As tempting as it is to spend your week in Pembrokeshire sunning yourself on the beach, the county’s warm and (occasionally) wet climate as well as its fertile soils mean that it is home to several gorgeous […]

Get away from it all at Forest View Cottages

Nestled at the base of a wooded valley on the edge of the Brechfa Forest in Carmarthenshire is this cluster of five holiday cottages. Set away from it all in 35 acres of grounds including a 3 acre horseshoe shaped lake, it is a slice of countryside paradise yet the market town of Carmarthen is only a 10 minute drive away should you tire of the greenery! The lake in particular is the perfect picnic spot particularly for bird watchers as kites and buzzards soar overhead, while swans and geese regularly nest on the lake. It’s not just the grounds themselves that make this a great […]

Take A Walk In The Park

There are so many things about Pembrokeshire that make life here unique. There’s the beaches that are stunning rain or shine, bustling towns, fabulous restaurants and the perfect surroundings for outdoor activities like kayaking or coasteering. Above all, the thing that draws people back year after year is our breathtaking coastline, and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path that snakes around it. Pembrokeshire is home to the UK’s only coastal National Park, and although we celebrate it by getting out there all year round, today is ‘National Take a Walk in the Park Day’ and so is the perfect excuse to make […]

Pembrokeshire on Film

Pembrokeshire’s literary connections are well known; Dylan Thomas wrote one of his most famous pieces, Under Milkwood, whilst living at his Boathouse in Laugharne and Roald Dahl favoured the seaside town of Tenby for his Easter retreats during his childhood. The county’s connections to the big screen on the other hand, may not be such common knowledge. But it is surprising how many times our western Welsh county has made its appearance in the cinemas, and occasionally on the smaller screen too. Robin Hood filming at Freshwater West For the past twenty years, the world has been obsessed with the […]

Happy Days!

It’s International Day of Happiness today (on a Monday, make of that what you will!) To enter into the spirit of things, we asked the Coastal team what about living in Pembrokeshire makes them happy. From beach days, to bike rides to food, their answers got me so excited for spring! Ruby – ‘Knowing that when I get on my bike, within 25/30 minutes I’m at a beach. There is no better feeling than cycling through Pembrokeshire lanes with fresh country air. Also summer evenings spent BBQ’ing with friends. Sitting listening to the waves. Pembrokeshire in the sun. I could go […]

Pre and Post Wedding Getaways

Romance is well and truly in the air. St Dwynwen’s Day (the day the Welsh celebrate Valentines) has just passed on the 25th January, Valentines Day is just around the corner on the 14th and we’ll be making an appearance exhibiting at Celtic Manor’s Wedding Fayre this Sunday, the 12th February. And so, it would be inappropriate for today’s blog topic to be about anything other than romantic getaways. Pembrokeshire is the perfect place to escape to with your loved one. Just think long walks hand in hand along sandy beaches, delicious meals at romantic restaurants by the sea, and cosy […]

Dreaming of Summer Sunshine…

January is the Monday morning of the months; the festivities of Christmas have come to an abrupt end with the start of a new working year, the nights sometimes seem everlasting, and the weather can be less than cheerful. It’s no wonder than many of us start looking ahead to the warmer months for motivation to help get through this month-long Monday morning. And what better motivation than thoughts of a summer spent in Pembrokeshire with warm days, summer sunshine and sand between the toes? Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for a summer holiday with over 40 beaches to choose […]

Beat the Blue Monday Blues!

Today is Blue Monday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year. The theory is that it is a Monday in January and so we are all on a downer after the highs of the festive season. Personally, I’m not sure how much belief I’d give to this claim. Granted it is a Monday in January but on the whole, shouldn’t this be a day of the year we are all happy about? We have the whole year in front of us and who knows what it is going to bring? Fingers crossed for good fortune, good health and good […]

Guest Blog: Dark Sky Wales

To celebrate the recent launch of our Pembrokeshire Stargazing Experiences, we reached out to our pal Allan at Dark Sky Wales to see if he would share some of his recent experiences with us. Allan and his team have been visiting Pembrokeshire over the past few months, exploring different places of interest and observing the different perspectives of the night sky from across the county. Kindly, Allan put together a little blog for us all about his recent adventures which you can read below! The county of Pembrokeshire offers magnificent scenery and plenty of adventure by day, but have you […]

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