Around the rugged Pembroke Peninsula, which is widely considered to be one of the best destinations for tourists looking for a memorable vacation experience, there are some beautiful beaches.
You’ll enjoy seeing their many historic sites, including medieval forts and ancient Roman ruins; visiting their many fine churches and cathedrals, and discovering their many charming towns and villages.
If you’re looking for an adventure, there are plenty of interesting places to sleep, whether for one day or a whole month. You can choose between small farms, historic lighthouses, gypsies’ caravans, and even vintage trains parked on cliffs.
Discover the place and enjoy of the top things to do on the Pembroke Coast of Wales!
Pembroke National Trail
To enjoy the beauty of Wales, take the Pembroke Coastal Path. It stretches for almost 300 km along the coastline, starting at Amroth in the southern part of the country.
The majority of the trail is contained within the Pembroke Coastal National Park itself. However, there are some parts of the trail that require you to descend down cliffs and hillsides. If you don’t feel comfortable walking down these steep inclines, then you may want to consider hiring a guide to help you navigate the route.
If you plan to walk the whole way, expect to spend between 12 and 14 days doing so, but if you want to split your time up into shorter walks, there are plenty of accommodations available for you to stay at.
From charming bed and breakfast inns to old gypsy caravan camps and even castles, there are plenty of choices out there.
Pembroke castle is not only the most impressive Norman castle, but it’s also something of an actor, appearing in the romantic film, Me before You. It towers above the town where it’s located and was built in 1090 under the orders of Arnulf, Earl of Pembroke.
The setting of this private castle is indeed spectacular, boasting majestic vistas of the surrounding countryside from atop its massive, circular keep. Adjacent to the keep is the Prison tower, the Norman hall, and the North hall, from which a stairway leads down into the enormous natural cave known as the Wogan.
On-site exhibitions at Earlham Hall feature the stories of the many Earls who lived there, a medieval banquet, a display highlighting the Battle of Edgehill, which took place nearby, and an exhibition telling the history of the famous Earlham Yeomanry.
Visit A Town Called Tenby
Tenby, still retaining its ancient town walls, lies on a rocky promontory at the west end of Carmarthen bay. It was here that the famous English painter, Augustus John, described it as being “so restful, so colorful, and unspoiled”.
With its cobbled streets, charming narrow alleys, and beautifully preserved 15th-Century Tudor Merchant’s House, Cardiff Castle is an absolute must for any visitor.
Make sure to visit the Tenby Museums and Art Gallery too, It has an amazing display of artifacts from the town’s history, including some really cool paintings by local artists. There’s even a small gift shop where you can buy souvenirs!
Pembroke Coast National Park
Pembroke serves as an ideal base for exploring the scenic southwest coast, unfortunately, much of this beautiful coast is protected by Pembroke Coast National Park. It was established in 1952 and covers an area of 629 km².
Some of the biggest attractions for visitors are the park’s numerous sandy beaches. In total, there are more than fifty of them to explore, ranging from quieter, serene spots to busy ones that are popular with families and children.
Adding to the attraction is the fact that it is also home to an abundance of wildlife, including rare species of birds such as puffins or razor-sharp billed auks.
Enhancing the tourist experience further is the fact that it offers a wide range of activities, including hiking, surfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, fishing, horse riding, and golfing.
At the imposing ruins of 13th-Century Carew Castell, which stands on one of the many hilltops around Milford Haven and its adjoining 23-acres mill pond, there is an interesting link between Viking and Celtic influences on its design.
It has been reported to be one of the best-haunted castles. According to legend, its most famous ghost is the spirit of a 12th-century Welsh queen.
The Carew Tideland Mills, the only one of their kind left in Wales, has been fully restored. It’s located at the site of earlier water-powered grain mills dating back to the 1500s.
Whether you’re looking forward to visiting new places, trying new foods, or learning new skills, I guarantee you’ll find something exciting to do here in Pembroke.
And if you’re thinking of relocating to Pembroke, now’s the perfect time to start planning your move. There’s never been a better time to live in Pembroke than right now!