Pembrokeshire is an amazing place to holiday with your four-legged friend!

Dog Friendly Stays and Days Out in North Pembrokeshire

Making memories with your family that will last a lifetime are super important during the current time we live in, and when we say family we mean the dog too! Our dog-friendly holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire are the perfect getaway for you this season.

Over the last year, it has become extremely clear how important spending time with your family and loved ones is. What better way to do that, than to go on holiday. However, it can be stressful planning a holiday for your whole family and your dog too.

It’s difficult trying to plan a holiday with dog-friendly day trips, especially to somewhere you haven’t been previously. Trying to figure out where you can go and what kinds of activities you can do with your furry friend, can be confusing and frustrating, but there are lots of things to do in Wales. At Treicert Farm Holiday Cottages we love dogs and we welcome you to join us!

Sandy beach with fluffy clouds in the blue sky

Beaches in Pembrokeshire

There are over 50 beaches in Pembrokeshire and only two of them are completely dog restricted Whitesands and Tenby North. Poppit Sands, Newgale, Llangrannog, Aberporth and Saundersfoot all have restricted areas on the beaches. They are restricted between May and September. All other beaches in Pembrokeshire allow dogs all year round. Including the beautiful Newport Sands and the small cove of Cwm yr Eglwys, both only a twenty minute drive away from Treicert Holidays Cottages.

There are many dog friendly days out to be had at the beach in North Pembrokeshire!


Fan of History?

If you love history then Wales is a brilliant destination for you. There are 600 hundred castles in Wales, more per square mile than anywhere else in the world. In Pembrokeshire there are 18 castles including Carew Castle Pembroke Castle and Manorbier Castle. 

Pembroke Castle was built in 1093, when it was first built the structure was made of timber. Then about one hundred years later it was rebuilt with stone. The castle is idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, the majority of the castle is still intact. 

At Pembroke Castle there are lots of exhibitions to explore and tours of the castle. You can venture through the castle and it’s many tunnels and stairways, for a glimpse into the past. Well-behaved dogs on short leashes are allowed everywhere but the cafe and the shop.

Or visit Castell Henllys, it is the only place you can walk around reconstructed Iron Age roundhouses that are in the exact same position they were 2000 years ago. Many experts and volunteers helped to rebuild the roundhouses using similar materials. They also have a fantastic barefoot trail, experience the sensation of squishy clay, crunchy gravel, wood chippings and tree trunks under your feet, just as the Celtic Warriors did.

family on a day out whilst staying at Treicert Farm Cottages

Dog-Friendly Eateries

There are a plethora of cafes and restaurants in Pembrokeshire, many of them dog friendly. Some of the best rated dog-friendly eateries are:

  • Blas at Fronlas, Newport – A selection of breakfasts, traditional welsh meals, baguettes and paninis.
  • The Canteen, Newport (only dog friendly during the day) – Serves stone-baked pizzas and fresh salads.
  • The Bishops, St David’s – Serves many seasonal welsh dishes and usually has at least one fresh fish dish on their specials.
  • Harbour Inn, Solva – Serving typical pub grub, including fish and chips, steak and burgers. 
  • The Golden Lion, Newport – Delicious traditional welsh dishes, fresh meats and fish straight from the harbour.
  • The Castle Cafe and Cellar Bar, Cardigan – Which serves scrumptious breakfast and lunches.

Another big factor of your holiday is day trips. There are some amazing day trips to discover during your holiday in West Wales. There are lots of fun family attractions in Pembrokeshire that the whole family can enjoy, including your four-legged best friend.

Fancy a change of scenery?

Another amazing day out for the family is to Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts, which welcomes all dogs on leads. The magnificent gardens are sat in the heart of St Bride’s bay. The gardens are housed in a stunning Victorian courtyard, they are perfectly tended to and make for a spectacularly relaxing afternoon. 

The grounds house ponds and woodlands, a solar dome and children’s woodland houses, made and designed to encourage children’s curiosity and to explore nature. There is also a rustic wooden cafe that overlooks the gardens, which serves coffee, tea, home-made cakes, light lunches and award-winning ice cream. They also have a gift shop, a gallery and a pottery shop, in case you are in need of some retail therapy.

Book Your Stay

There are so many amazing experiences and dog friendly days out to be had in Pembrokeshire. Bring your whole family for an unforgettable trip and make new memories that will last a lifetime.