10 reasons to visit Pembrokeshire
In association with Haven Kiln Park
Pembrokeshire boasts many beaches and miles of stunning coastline. Getting out and about is easy and you're never far from a fantastic day out with plenty of attractions in the area.
1. Best thing about the coast
Pembrokeshire offers miles and miles of breathtaking coastal path to explore. One particularly picturesque walk is along the Stackpole stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast. Treat yourself to a delightful cream tea at The Old World, Bosherton, then walk it off, passing by the tranquil Bosherton Lily Ponds.
2. Best beach
As well as having access to Tenby South (a Blue Flag beach), Pembrokeshire also boasts many other beaches, 15 of which have Green Coast Awards. A special one to visit is Barafundle, which is often described as "the best beach in the world". It is a small bay, backed with dunes and pines, with miles of golden sand and crystal clear waters.
3. Best child-friendly café
As mentioned above, The Old World Cafe is a great choice for a traditional cream tea or a light snack, with indoor and outdoor seating. A popular choice for families as the staff make everyone feel welcome.
4. Best pub
The Woodridge Inn is a great family-friendly pub with well priced traditional pub food and drink. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with children's entertainment in both areas. Staff are friendly and a visit here is great after a day on the beach at Saundersfoot.
5. Best child-free night out
You could watch a show or film at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, or enjoy a delicious meal at Waves restaurant in Celtic Haven, Lydstep, while taking in the spectacular views of the headlands from the ocean terrace. Alternatively, enjoy a night on the town in Tenby, starting in the friendly pubs on Tenby square and finishing up dancing at DJ's in Tenby.
6. Best outside space
Families of all ages will enjoy a visit to Manor House Wildlife Park. Here you can see gibbons, rhinos, zebras and many more species of endangered animals. Children will love the lemur, wallaby and goat walk-through enclosures. There are also play areas, a haybarn, sandpit and plenty of bikes to ride on.
7. Best hidden gem
Take a boat from Tenby Harbour and visit the monastic Caldey Island. Visit the abbey and churches or enjoy the island walk to the lighthouse. There is also a café, shop, chocolate factory and a beach to play on, or just relax on this peaceful island.
8. Best free visitor attraction
Whilst the three main castles, Pembroke, Manorbier and Carew charge a small entrance fee, Llawhaden Castle can be visited for free. Perfect for an exploration and a picnic.
9. Best days out
At Folly Farm there are farm animals, zoo animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, go-karts and even an indoor vintage fun fair. From summer 2014, African lions will take pride of place, which is sure to be a majestic attraction.
The Dinosaur Park, Oakwood Theme Park, Heatherton and Castell Henllys are all great days out too.
10. Best place to shop
Tenby has a great selection of independent shops all within this historic walled town. From souvenir and beach shops to high quality clothes, books and toy shops. There is also a small Sainsburys where you can stock up, or find larger supermarkets in Pembroke.
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Last updated: about 3 years ago