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Pembrokeshire in August

Typically quieter than Cornwall and Devon in August, Pembrokeshire in August offers an idyllic country retreat overlooking a picturesque coastline but with far less of the 'getting there' factor. 

Pembrokeshire has more clean 'Blue Flag' award-winning beaches along its 180 miles of coastline than any other British county, plenty of green areas to wander around and more than enough traditional country pubs and village inns serving up fresh home cooked meals. Also, thanks to the Gulf Stream, apparently some of the UK's warmest temperatures are recorded here.

In a nutshell

  • Will suit: all ages, especially larger families or groups and those with infants
  • Flying time: None. 
  • Time difference: None
  • Average temperature in August : 22-25°C
  • Tourist information: www.visitpembrokeshire.com

How to get there

  • Three hours from the Midlands, 4 hours from London via the M4.
  • Direct trains from London Paddington.

Where to stay

  • Cottage: Cottages4you has a fantastic selection of cottages in the region and Mumsnetters receive discounts booking via this link.
  • Holiday park: Popular with Mumsnetters is Bluestone,  a sort of independent Center Parcs in the heart of Pembrokeshire. For the latest reviews click here.
  • Hotels: laterooms.com has over 100 hotels in the region.

What to do

  • For the active, try your hand at water-skiing, diving, parascending, abseiling, golf, horse riding and quad biking.
  • Beaches are plentiful and you'll be able to find plenty of quiet coves and tranquil spots.
  • Keen walkers? Pick up maps at local tourist information spots.
  • For a bit of history, castles - Pembroke, Carew and Cilgerran come highly recommended - and gold mines are good day trips out.
  • August is the month for Pembrokeshire's County Show, while the coastal town of Newport holds its annual regatta.
  • Mumsnetters recommend a boat trip out around the Bay to remember.

Top tips

  • Tenby and Saundersfoot get the thumbs-up as great bases for those with pre-school and primary aged children.
  • For teenagers hoping to get out into the surf, Newgale is recommended and for a more accessible option Whitesands is a good choice.
  • Go puffin spotting at Ramsey Island.

What Mumsnetters say about holidays in Pembrokeshire

  • South Pembrokeshire has more in the way of things to do and towns. North is more remote but still lovely. Dreamingofsun
  • Heading to a beach? Look up the tides on the internet because you don't want to arrive and wait six hours for the tide to go out. Pointissima
  • Tenby in Pembrokeshire is great for pottering around, with absolutely stunning beaches. Fluffy1234
  • Pembrokeshire is gorgeous and relatively quiet even in school hols. DewDr0p


Last updated: over 3 years ago