Popular Holiday Destinations in Pembrokeshire

Popular Destinations

Pembrokeshire's landscape is full of different terrains - there's the coves and caves worn into the cliff faces, the climbs to the top of the Preseli Hills, and the gentle countryside walks for those who just want to drift away with their thoughts. We've separated the county into four areas, so you can find the towns near where you're staying, and can explore what this beautiful county has to offer.

North Pembrokeshire

  • - Aberbach Bay
    Aberbach Bay, Dinas Cross, is one of the least visited little coves on this beautiful shoreline. You cannot drive down to the shoreline, but the many... find out more »
  • - Aberfforest
    Aberfforest is a very special bay on this beautiful coastline, pitted with tiny sandy coves and a favourite haunt of seals and dolphins. Deciduous anc... find out more »
  • - Aberporth
    Aberporth, with its golden beaches, is one of Ceredigion's most charming coastal settlements. At Aberporth, you will find yourself welcome amongst peo... find out more »
  • - Brynberian
    Situated in the heart of the North of the Pembrokeshire. Brynberian is a small hamlet nestled between the Preseli Hills, a perfect stop for walkers an... find out more »
  • - Brynhenllan
    Brynhenllan is small hamlet set just outside Dinas Cross. Just a short walk will bring you to the 2 pubs and village shop in Dinas and a short drive ... find out more »
  • - Cardigan
    Cardigan is a good rural County market town offering a range of shops, restaurants and craft outlets with an annual European Film Festival held at The... find out more »
  • - Ceibwr Bay
    Ceibwr is an attractive little bay, totally undeveloped and is the haunt of shy seabirds and Grey Atlantic seals, with the nearby village of Moylegrov... find out more »
  • - Cwm Yr Eglwys
    Cwm Yr Eglwys is a firm favourite with those ‘in the know'. This wonderfully sheltered hamlet, right on the shore, has a micro-climate many degrees ... find out more »
  • - Cwmtydu
    Cwmtydu (part of the Ceredigion Heritage Coast) is a secluded cove with a predominantly shingle beach. Both folding and faulting are exposed in the ba... find out more »
  • - Dinas
    Dinas is a thriving village under a mile from the sea and well served with shops, inns and a petrol station. In spring and early summer, the hedges ar... find out more »
  • - Felindre Farchog
    Felindre Farchog is an ideal base for local leisure activities such as walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and Preseli Hills. Cycling, bird watchin... find out more »
  • - Fishguard
    Fishguard Bay & Lower Town celebrated the bi-centenary of the last invasion of Britain recently and have been used as a set for many major films, incl... find out more »
  • - Gwbert On Sea
    Gwbert is a small cliff-top coastal hamlet in Y Ferwig community, Ceredigion. It lies at the most southerly coastal point of Ceredigion, on the easte... find out more »
  • - Llechryd
    A small village approximately three miles from the market town of Cardigan, Llechryd was once important for the transportation of slate which was extr... find out more »
  • - Moylegrove
    Moylegrove is a small village situated about 4 miles outside of Cardigan. The placename ‘Moylegrove' means ‘Matildas Grove'. The parish is part o... find out more »
  • - Nevern
    Nevern is a particular favourite with everyone here at Coastal Cottages. The dramatic coastline gently gives way to a wide sweeping sandy beach. Prett... find out more »
  • - Newcastle Emlyn
    Newcastle Emlyn is a market town situated alongside the River Teifi, in the county of Carmarthenshire. This little town makes the perfect base for exp... find out more »
  • - Newport
    Nature has given Newport a spectacular setting of sea, castle and towering Carn Ingli ‘Angels' Mountain – at 1100-feet this makes for a wonderful ... find out more »
  • - Poppit Sands
    Poppit is a small, dispersed settlement which lies on the southern side of the estuary of the River Teifi, near Cardigan, in northern Pembrokeshire, W... find out more »
  • - Pwllgwaelod
    Pwllgwaelod is just 1/2 mile from Dinas and Cwm yr Eglwys and it is the start to a favourite walk from the beach around Dinas Island (a headland) into... find out more »
  • - Rosebush
    Rosebush is a small village in Maenclochog community. It lies in the southern slopes of the Preseli Hills, about 1 mile North West of the village of M... find out more »
  • - St Dogmaels
    The first village in Pembrokeshire, and an excellent choice for those seeking a waterside holiday with opportunities for boating, water skiing, windsu... find out more »
  • - Tresaith
    Tresaith is between Aberporth and Llangranog; it is linked to the former by a two-mile coastal path. Situated in West Wales, Tresaith is part of the C... find out more »

North West Pembrokeshire

  • - Abercastle
    Abercastle has always been a much loved place with the regular guests. Until 1995, the Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire office was located in a lovel... find out more »
  • - Abereiddy
    A 'blue' sandy beach with dramatic cliffs, pretty colour-washed cottages and the striking Blue Lagoon - once a slate quarry. This beach-side community... find out more »
  • - Aberfelin Bay
    Aberfelin, when the tide is out , abounds with myriads of rock pools in this little sand and shingle beach enclosed by rugged cliffs. Its own special ... find out more »
  • - Abermawr
    Tregwynt Manor was once one of the largest country estates in Wales; consequently there are numerous lovely stone cottages and mills in individual idy... find out more »
  • - Croesgoch
    History states that here the lanes ran red with martyr's blood, hence the translation of Croesgoch – ‘Bloody Cross'. The tributary of the Western ... find out more »
  • - Goodwick
    Goodwick is a coastal town set just outside the village of Fishguard. It was a small fishing village in the parish of Llanwnda, but in 1887 work comm... find out more »
  • - Llanrhian
    Llanrhian is a small village near the coast, south of Porthgain village. The community of Llanrhian includes the settlements of Llanhowell, Croesgoch... find out more »
  • - Llanwnda
    Llanwnda is a rural village and historical parish to the north of the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire, and is part of the community of Pencaer. It lies ... find out more »
  • - Mathry
    Friendly villages with outstanding sea views. Mathry has a village pub and a woodturner. There is an unusual church, pub and village green from which ... find out more »
  • - Porthgain
    Porthgain is a thriving, if tiny, community of fishermen, an artist's gallery, picturesque pub with excellent beer plus first class bar food and an ex... find out more »
  • - Square and Compass
    Square & Compass is a little village situated between Fishguard and St Davids. Just a short drive to many of Pembrokeshire's beautiful beaches it is ... find out more »
  • - St Davids
    The city of St Davids is, in reality, an attractive village on the most westerly peninsula of mainland Britain and the seat of what many consider to b... find out more »
  • - Strumble Head
    Strumble Head's dramatic cliffs, smugglers bays and Iron Age forts have inspired artists and poets, tempted Viking and Irish raiders and provided the ... find out more »
  • - Trefin
    Trefin is an attractive village perched on the cliff tops between the bays of Aberfelin and Abercastle. Most cottages are within walking distance of t... find out more »
  • - Trelerw
    Trelerw is a small hamlet outside St David's. Set along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path so ideal for walkers. Just a short drive into St David's with... find out more »
  • - Whitesands
    The beach proudly flies the European Blue Flag and the wide expanse of fine white sand curving towards the remote rocky headland of St Davids has been... find out more »

West Pembrokeshire

  • - Broad Haven
    The village boasts a marvellous beach which has been a favourite with bathers since 1800. Sheltered by impressive cliffs on either side, the northern ... find out more »
  • - Burton
    Burton is a small hillside village which enjoys superb views over the Cleddau river. The East & West Cleddaus known by many as The Secret Waterway is ... find out more »
  • - Camrose
    Set in beautiful countryside with country walking on your doorstep, this peaceful area abounds with tiny lanes banked by wild flowers which lead to sc... find out more »
  • - Dale
    Dale village and beach attracts people throughout the year. It's sheltered harbour at the entrance to Milford Haven waterway is a favourite with yacht... find out more »
  • - Haverfordwest
    The historic town of Haverfordwest, set on the river Cleddau and once a thriving port, is well worth a visit with it's thriving farmers market. There... find out more »
  • - Hayscastle
    Hayscastle is set in beautiful countryside with wonderful hill and country walks on your doorstep. Set in a peaceful area that abounds with tiny lanes... find out more »
  • - Herbrandston
    Herbrandston is a large coastal village on the north side of the river Cleddau. It is situated to the west of Milford Haven and lies to the east of St... find out more »
  • - Little Haven
    This tiny picturesque cove squeezes a bustling village with three welcoming pubs, a village shop & tea-room, a restaurant and a pottery/craft shop int... find out more »
  • - Llandeloy
    Llandeloy is a small inland village, just four miles from the popular sandy beach at Newgale, often awarded a Blue Flag year after year. A very peacef... find out more »
  • - Llangwm
    Llangwm is a village with a history that dates back to the Vikings who used to sail up to the Cleddau Estuary to winter, known as ‘Langheim' then. T... find out more »
  • - Llanstadwell
    Llanstadwell is a small village set along the Cleddau Estuary. With water views throughout the village, and The Ferry Boat Inn that serves food all ye... find out more »
  • - Lochvane
    Lochvane is a small hamlet just outside Solva. Just a 5 minute drive to Solva with pub restaurants, shops and Art Gallery. ... find out more »
  • - Marloes
    Marloes villages with its interesting clock tower, 13th century church and attractive cottages, is often overlooked by photographers in their haste to... find out more »
  • - Milford Haven
    Milford Haven is a town situated on the north side of the Milford Haven Waterway, an estuary forming a natural harbour that has been used as a port si... find out more »
  • - Newgale
    Newgale has everything you would expect of a beach with wide golden sand, surf-bound waves and amazing sky-scapes. Be prepared to slow down, apply you... find out more »
  • - Neyland
    Neyland, situated along the Milford Haven Waterway, was once a bustling rail-road town with houses, shops and chapels all being built to accommodate t... find out more »
  • - Nolton
    Nolton is a pretty coastal village and cove, equidistant from Newgale beach and Broad Haven sands. Although tiny, it has a number of excellent tourist... find out more »
  • - Pelcomb Cross
    Pelcomb is a small hamlet just outside Haverfordwest. Just a couple of miles away from Newgale beach and the Pembrokeshire Coastal path. The village... find out more »
  • - Pen Y Cwm
    Pen Y Cwm is a small hamlet set between the villages of Newgale and Solva. Newgale has a beautiful long sandy beach whereas Solva has beautiful place... find out more »
  • - Roch
    Roch village is under two miles from Newgale. Its' 11th-Century castle keep dominates the Pembrokeshire skyline for 20 miles and is surrounded by tiny... find out more »
  • - Sandy Haven
    Sandy Haven is a small village situated between Milford Haven and Dale. With the estuary at the bottom of the village, ideal for long walks with the ... find out more »
  • - Sardis
    Sardis near to Milford Haven, is less than two miles to the Cleddau estuary and less than fifteen minutes to both Milford Haven and Pembroke Docks, bo... find out more »
  • - Solva
    Solva is one of the prettiest villages in Wales with traditional fishermen's cottages clustered along the harbour and the green hillside which natural... find out more »
  • - Spittal
    Spittal is a village that lies approximately halfway between Haverfordwest and Fishguard, near the village of Wolf's Castle. Its name is a corruption ... find out more »
  • - St Anns Head
    St Anns Head is a small hamlet of properties set on cliff on the Dale Peninsula. With 3 sides of the cliff water based you have fantastic views off t... find out more »
  • - St Brides
    St Brides Haven is a small cove with sand exposed at low tide and shingle/pebbles further up the beach. It is excellent for bathing, but isn't so good... find out more »
  • - St Ishmaels
    St Ishmaels is a coastal village near the river Cleddau . The nearby beach of Lindsway bay is only a 10 minute walk from the village. The beaches of S... find out more »
  • - Talbenny
    Talbenny is a quiet little community set just 1 mile from Little Haven and 4 miles from Dale. The Pretty country lane and spectacular cliff scape s li... find out more »
  • - Trecwn
    Trecwn is a small village situated between Fishguard and Letterston. Just a short drive will take you to many local pub restaurants and Pembrokeshire... find out more »
  • - Treffgarne
    Treffgarne lies to the south of the Preseli Hills. The village name is derived from 'tref' meaning town and 'garne' meaning rock, or the 'town of the ... find out more »
  • - Wolfs Castle
    Wolfscastle is a little village situated between Haverfordwest & Fishguard. The village has 2 pub restaurants with beautiful food in both and well wo... find out more »
  • - Woodstock
    Woodstock is a small hamlet situated outside the town of Haverfordwest. Just a short drive away from pub restaurants, Oakwood Theme Park and Blueston... find out more »

South Pembrokeshire

  • - Amroth
    Amroth is a tiny, friendly village strewn along the seafront and valley-side through the National Trust lands of Colby Woods and Gardens. Visitors to ... find out more »
  • - Angle
    Angle is a pretty, peaceful village with a long sea-faring tradition and lies at the top of the southern banks of the Cleddau and has two bays. The vi... find out more »
  • - Begelly
    A town in Pembrokeshire.... find out more »
  • - Bosherston
    This is a wonderful area, with spectacular cliffs and stacks featuring the Green Bridge of Wales, a natural limestone arch reaching out into the sea. ... find out more »
  • - Carew
    Carew is a small village set between Pembroke and Tenby. Carew Castle and the Mill Pond are well worth a visit, and The Carew Inn does beautiful food... find out more »
  • - Carmarthen
    Carmarthenshire truly has one of the most diverse landscapes in Wales. Follow the scenic route of rivers and visit historic castles, travel through ro... find out more »
  • - Castlemartin
    This is a wonderful area, with spectacular cliffs and stacks featuring the Green Bridge of Wales, a natural limestone arch reaching out into the sea. ... find out more »
  • - Cosheston
    Cosheston is a village and parish, situated on an inlet of the Daugleddau estuary, 3 km north-east of Pembroke. The northern part of the parish is in ... find out more »
  • - East Williamston
    East Williamston is a picturesque little village just four miles from the popular seaside town of Saundersfoot, and just five miles from one of Pembro... find out more »
  • - Freshwater East
    Freshwater East is a wide, sweeping crescent of sand and shingle backed by dunes and grassy headlands. Popular with boat owners, divers, fishermen and... find out more »
  • - Hundleton
    Hundleton is a small community village just outside Pembroke Town. There is a Pub and shop in the village, and it is only a short drive to the local ... find out more »
  • - Jameston
    Jameston has a selection of beautiful beaches that are less than a mile away, including Freshwater East and its golden sands, and the beautiful Manorb... find out more »
  • - Lamphey
    Lamphey is a small and peaceful village that is almost equidistant to both the beautiful sandy beach of Freshwater East and the riverside town of Pemb... find out more »
  • - Landshipping
    Landshipping is a hamlet near Lawrenny and Martletwy, and it is just a short drive to pubs and nearby attractions, such as Oakwood Theme Park, Bluesto... find out more »
  • - Laugharne
    Its once famous resident, the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, put the village of Laugharne on the map - a "legendary lazy, little black-magical bedlam by the... find out more »
  • - Lawrenny
    A marine air base was established at Lawrenny Quay during the Second World War. This became the permanent home for 764 Squadron and its fleet of ‘Wa... find out more »
  • - Llanarthne
    A town in Carmarthen... find out more »
  • - Llanmill
    Llanmill is a small rural village which is situated just outside the town of Narberth. Just a short drive to the beautiful town of Narberth, with its... find out more »
  • - Llansteffan
    Llansteffan is a small village based outside Carmarthen. The village has a castle built by the Normans in the 12th century, which stands above the vi... find out more »
  • - Ludchurch
    Ludchurch is a small rural village which is situated just outside the town of Narberth. Just a short drive to the beautiful town of Narberth, with it... find out more »
  • - Lydstep
    Lydstep is a tiny, picturesque village on a beautiful stretch of coastline, just over 3 miles from the popular and historic town of Tenby. Lydstep is ... find out more »
  • - Manorbier
    The village of Manorbier straddles a deep valley and is dominated by a lovely Norman castle, still privately owned but open to the public from April t... find out more »
  • - Martletwy
    Martletwy is central to this area and is most notable for its vineyard: Cwm Deri Vineyard. They produce a range of wines and liqueurs and have a conse... find out more »
  • - Narberth
    Narberth is set in the heart of a beautiful and historic part of Pembokreshire known as the Landsker Borderlands – a distinctive north south frontie... find out more »
  • - Pembroke
    The Norman walls and towers of Pembroke Castle held strong for 400 years. Today, the open Gate House invites invaders for a small admission fee to exp... find out more »
  • - Penally
    Penally is a pretty coastal village less than 1 mile outside the picturesque harbour town of Tenby. It formed part of the pilgrims trail to St Davids ... find out more »
  • - Reynalton
    Reynalton is a rural village near Begelly and Kilgetty. Just a short drive to pub restaurants and shops and local attractions including Oakwood Theme... find out more »
  • - Sageston
    Sageston is a little village right by Carew. Just a short walk from Carew with its pub, Castle and Mill pond it's an ideal location any time of the y... find out more »
  • - Saundersfoot
    The beach, harbour and pretty village of Saundersfoot are understandably popular with visitors to the area. The origins, however, lie in the industri... find out more »
  • - St Florence
    St Florence is Flemish in origin and renowned as one of the loveliest villages in Wales with its flemish chimneys and award winning floral displays. S... find out more »
  • - Stackpole
    Stackpole is a village located about 4 miles south of Pembroke and has a population of around 200. Stackpole village was moved from its original medie... find out more »
  • - Stepaside
    Stepaside has an interesting story as to how it got its name. During the Civil War when Cromwell was marching his army to Pembroke Castle, he ordered... find out more »
  • - Tenby

    The picturesque walled town of Tenby is the perfect location for your next holiday in Pembrokeshire! With four beautiful beaches which can rival an... find out more »

  • - Wisemans Bridge
    Nearby to Saundersfoot, Stepaside and Amroth, Wiseman's Bridge was once a very important place for the Pembrokeshire coal industries with its railway ... find out more »

North Pembrokeshire

From New Quay to Fishguard; wild, rugged, and spectacular is how one would define this area.

With a multitude of little coves, caverns, and beautiful beaches to explore, the North is very popular with walkers and cyclists all year round and will never cease to amaze. Cardigan Bay is sure to delight with its resident population of bottle nose dolphins, porpoises, and grey seals, as well as some of Britain’s rarest birds and marine species. Boat trips can be enjoyed from the bustling market town of Cardigan.

Begin your walk at the very start of the Coastal Path at the wonderful Poppit Sands beach. Newport has it all; a spectacular setting, sea, castle, and mountain. Carn Ingli forms the back drop where the River Nevern meets the sea, enjoy the beautiful golden Newport sands beach while there is plenty to do with shops, restaurants, water sports and golf. Follow the coast round to the picturesque harbour town of Fishguard, which is the setting for a number of films and host to music and arts festivals as well as maritime and sailing events.

North West Pembrokeshire

The Wildlife Coast. The Northwest coast seems to attract the dolphins, seals, and the occasional whale! The Coastal Path here offers many a walker a magical time linking a number of picturesque fishing villages largely unchanged by time, with hidden inlets, sand and shingle beaches, and glistening rock pools just waiting to be explored - many approached via footpaths.

Many of the County’s finest activities can be experienced; Coasteering is a real thrill and a perfect way to get up close to the sea, The Blue Lagoon, made famous by the Red Bull Diving Championship, can be found in this section of coast as well as one of the best beaches in the world, Whitesands, which is popular with surfers - professionals and beginners alike. A trip to or around Ramsey Island should also not be missed while St. Davids, the smallest city in the country, has an abundance of fine restaurants and galleries as well as the stunning Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace.

West Pembrokeshire

The West starts in the picturesque harbour village of Solva, running round the coast through Newgale beach - reputedly the finest in the county and ideal for surfing - and on through the stunning bays and beaches; Broad Haven, with its long stretch of sand with level access making it popular with families, contrasting with the picturesque cove of Little Haven over the headland. Round the stunning St Ann’s Head and moving up the reaches of the Western Cleddau Estuary.

Some of Pembrokeshire’s most stunning beaches are here - the sheltered village of Dale makes it ideal for sailing enthusiasts; take a boat trip to Skomer Island to really appreciate the amazing bird life and see the Puffins when they return to breed. At the heart of this area lies the bustling market town of Haverfordwest and, in contrast to the coast, the rugged beauty of the Preseli Hills and rolling countryside.

South Pembrokeshire

The South is famous for its long sandy beaches starting on the south side of the estuary, travelling round Angle and the surrounding beaches; in fact the surfer’s beach of Freshwater West has been the setting for 2 blockbuster films - Harry Potter and Robin Hood. There are a wealth of seaside villages and towns to explore, many with colourful histories and majestic castle ruins including Manorbier and Pembroke. Tenby is the jewel in the crown, with a vibrant nightlife and social scene, closely followed by Saundersfoot, while Narberth inland has a growing reputation for its boutique shopping and restaurants.

For those that enjoy messing around on the water and a slower pace to life, the east side of the secret waterway teaming with birds and wildlife is a must, with its sleepy villages and local pubs. We have also spread across the border into Carmarthenshire - stop off at Laugharne the birth place of Dylan Thomas, Llansteffan on the estuary with its golden beach or, in contrast, escape to our stunning cottages at the foot of the Brechfa Forest which are perfect for walkers and cyclists.

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