Five Reasons Why You Should Holiday In Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is one of the most stunning places to visit in the country – FACT!

With Britain’s only coastal national park, Pembrokeshire is a walker’s paradise featuring incredible cliff-top hikes and strolls along windswept beaches. You can explore charming villages and towns, harbours, inlets and islands, all connected by the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

A holiday week in Treicert Farm Cottages, really won’t be long enough to visit the variety of attractions available. From family-friendly zoos to dog-friendly beaches and spectacular wildlife. Here are just five reasons why everyone should visit  Pembrokeshire on their next holiday.

the pembrokeshire coast path and ceibwr bay
Slap on the sunscreen and explore!

1. Spectacular Pembrokeshire Beaches

Pembrokeshire is blessed with amazing beaches, with stunning scenery, all set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal national park in Britain. From the sandy expanse of Newport Sands and Whitesands Bay to the inlets and coves of Aberbach and Pwllgwaelod, many have good facilities such as car parking, toilets and cafes. Along the  sweeping coastlines and rugged cliffs you’ll find 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, an idyllic walkers terrain with spectacular Welsh coastal scenery.

Jump in!

2. Coasteering and Watersports

Pembrokeshire isn’t just about the scenic wildlife and cliff top trails, there are plenty of activities you can get involved with on the water from surfing lessons or Kayaking try, for half day and day tours a wonderful way to see the coast from a different perspective. If adrenaline‘s the name of your game, try a spot of coasteering with Celtic Quest Coasteering, From the blue-lagoon at Abereiddy home of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, why not try cliff jumping and adventure swimming under expert supervision. The Pembrokeshire Wake Park is a fun experience for families that offers an outdoor inflatable obstacle course that will have you exhausted from laughing as well as swimming!

Puffin paradise!

3. Pembrokeshire Is Packed With Wildlife

Pembrokeshire really is the place to be if you’re an avid wildlife watcher. From seabirds and seals to hawks and dolphins, there are plenty of stunning locations to view the abundance of Pembrokeshire’s wild inhabitants. In south Pembrokeshire from Martins Haven you can take a boat trip (get up early) to Skomer Island, use and visit one of the most picturesque islands in Wales. Skomer is the ideal place for puffin spotting, these surprisingly tame birds can be seen wandering the cliffs and coves of the bluebell filled island from April to August.

Cardigan Bay is home to one of the largest resident populations of bottlenose dolphins in the whole of Europe, take a trip around Cardigan Bay with they offer dolphin, seal and birdwatching trips. Cemaes Head in north Pembrokeshire is the tallest sea cliff in the whole of Wales, here you can walk around Cemaes Head Nature Reserve. The reserve is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales to preserve the habitat for feeding chough and nesting skylarks. At the base of the cliff is a pebbly beach, inaccessible to visitors but a fantastic place to spot Atlantic grey seals from above.

Celtic shrines and castles galore!

4. History and Heritage

Pembrokeshire has plenty of prehistoric tombs and castles to explore and they are dotted all over the county, a prominent legacy of the battles fought in the coastal region. Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort is a fantastic example of living history, a great day out for families, and budding archaeologists with thatched-roofed roundhouses to explore, recreated exactly where they once stood thousands of years ago. Pembroke Castle is one of the most spectacular castles to visit in West Wales. The castle dates from the 11th century, with a gatehouse, keep and staircases to explore, a must for history fans. Pentre Ifan is a well known burial chamber in North Pembrokeshire, with a huge capstone delicately poised on three uprights, the neolithic burial site is the Stonehenge of Wales and a short drive from Newport, Pembrokeshire. St. David’s Cathedral is a must to visit when in Pembrokeshire, set in the UK’s smallest city, the Bishop’s Palace has a number of significant chapels within its grounds, each with a varied history to be explored and a Cathedral treasury to tell the story of Christian worship.

From penguins to paintball

5. Jam Packed Family Fun Days Out

There really are way too many family fun days out in Pembrokeshire to be had to list them all, come rain or shine, you’ll always find somewhere to visit to suit all the family. Folly Farm is an award-winning adventure zoo, with giraffes, penguins, lions and traditional farm animals along with a huge outdoor sectioned adventure playground, and an indoor retro funfair with vintage rides…this really is a full day out. Dr. Beynon’s Bug Farm, based near St. Davids is a research centre and working farm all about bugs! They run informative bug handling sessions and are home to the Grub kitchen cafe, the UK’s first edible insect restaurant! For some all weather adrenaline fun, try a visit to CQB Adventures, a 110,000 sq foot indoor military themed combat zone for paintball and laser tag fun.

Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay have such a ridiculous variety of activities on offer, you’d be mad not to try a week on holiday here – you won’t be disappointed!

Book Your Holiday today!

Treicert Farm Cottages offer a secluded base to enjoy the rural delights of West Wales, with many attractions and towns such as Newport, Cardigan and Fishguard, close by. The holiday cottages can be booked individually or together to accommodate up to 16 in larger family groups, if you have a special birthday occasion or family celebration, they’re the perfect spot for a group family break where everyone has their own space and the grandparents can come too!

Start planning your self-catering Pembrokeshire break today at Treicert Farm Cottages, with breathtaking scenery and pursuits for all ages, it’s the ideal Welsh holiday destination.