Goodwick is a coastal town set just outside the village of Fishguard. Once a small fishing village in the parish of Llanwnda, 1887 saw Goodwick’s population grow immensely, as work commenced on a railway connection and the harbour. The facilities of Goodwick with its harbour, pubs, shops and restaurants are all within walking distance, or a little further along the coast, by car, is Fishguard, with its own picturesque harbour and good shops, pubs and restaurants to try.
A short drive away is Strumble Head with its seals and marvellous sunsets, a must of any visit. There are a number of beaches, but the prettiest is Pwllcrochan and is seldom busy as it can only be reached on foot.
Take the footpath into the woods, head for the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and explore this rugged section of coastline with its dramatic cliffs and sheltered coves which are regular haunt of seals; birdwatchers and nature lovers will delight in the wide variety of birds and pretty wildflowers and natural scenery.
Whilst you explore, visit Newport to the north or the tiny city of St Davids to the south and all the beaches and coves in between. You won’t be disappointed.
There are a number of pubs based in Goodwick, including the Fishguard Bay Hotel which has a very high standard of food.
The Fishguard Hotel is a 20th Century House located in lower Fishguard., with its original high ceilings, architraves, oak panelling and stained glass windows.
The Lounge Bar Menu is served between 12.00pm and 1.45pm, Monday to Saturday and 6.30pm – 9.00pm every evening and Sunday Lunch is available between 12.00pm and 1.45pm.
Families are welcome and all dietary needs are catered for.
Although the large sheltered harbour of Goodwick looks like an ideal flat water windsurfing location, the high cliffs surrounding it makes it a gusty venue in all but North Easterly winds and not really suited to any kind of 'forces-of-nature' sport. There's a promenade above the top of the beach and a long breakwater that you can walk along. Dolphins and basking sharks are occasionally seen off the beach as they swim round the harbour.