PLACES TO EXPLORE
There are many reasons for visiting this area of the beautiful south Pembrokeshire coast.
Some people like to explore the vast array of walks along the beaches, among the woods and of course the famous coastal path, others may enjoy cycling the many routes available, there are golf courses, historic castles, National Trust Properties & Gardens, beautiful uncrowded beaches plus islands to visit by a short boat trip for bird watching and even a monastic island.
The area is also host to some prestigious sporting events throughout the year such as The Long Course Weekend (July) and Iron Man Wales (September), even if you’re not competing the atmosphere is terrific.
Below we have listed a few of the most popular places to visit:
Castles, Gardens & National Trust
all within a 30 minute drive or less
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill – Carew
Manorbier Castle – Overlooking the beautiful Manorbier Beach
Pembroke Castle – Birthplace of Henry VII
Picton Castle with 40 acres of enchanting gardens – Rhos
Upton Castle & Gardens – Cosherston
Colby Woodland Garden – Amroth
Stackpole Estate (Stackpole Quay, Barafundle Bay, The Walled Garden and Bosherston Lily Ponds)
Laugharne Castle and the historic Boathouse & Writing Shed of famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas overlooking the peaceful estuary
Hilton Court Gardens & Crafts – Roch
SAUNDERSFOOT – Coastal
From our door at Stoney Bridge you can cross the road and take a 30 minute stroll down a virtually traffic-free lane and be right in the heart of Saundersfoot, a delightful small coastal village with its traditional harbour and wide sandy beach. It’s easily accessible flat promenade leads you to the shops, cafes and restaurants plus level walks through the tunnels to Coppet Hall and Wisemans Beaches where you will find refreshments at both during the main season. A little further on and you can explore Amroth along the beach at low tide or by accessing the coastal path.
TENBY – Coastal
Much larger than Saundersfoot, Tenby is very picturesque with its famous coloured buildings overlooking the vast stretch of beach from the north to the south. As well as a traditional harbour, the town itself is home to many restaurants, shops and cafes all linked by the cobbled streets within its medieval walls. At low tide you can walk across Castle Beach to St Catherine’s Island where you can explore the Napoleonic Fort.
NARBERTH – Inland
Indulge yourselves in shopping, eating and exploring the gorgeous little market town of Narberth, just a 6 mile drive from us. Edwardian/Georgian buildings line the street and house some lovely independent shops selling an eclectic range of goods from vintage/antiques to fine art, fine food and cafes. We definitely recommend a refreshment stop at the Deli/Tapas Bar Ultracomida for some truly tasty Spanish tapas served in a very social setting.
A very popular pleasant boat trip from Tenby takes you to the fascinating Caldey Island owned by the monks of the Cisterican Order whose picturesque monastery overlooks the Village Green and pretty cottages of the islanders. There are beautiful walks to explore and a few hours of true relaxation and peace await the visitor here.
STAYING A LITTLE LONGER?
If you’re planning to stay more than a couple of days with us then you may wish to explore a little further afield …. if so ……. we’re just a very pleasant one hour drive from St Davids (Wales’s smallest City) with it’s beautiful Cathedral or for wild bird enthusiasts then a short boat trip from Martin’s Haven to visit to the Island of Skomer is also a possibility.
Some of these suggestions may be subject to seasonal opening times, so it’s worth checking before you plan your visit. The local Tourist Information Centre is located in Tenby (tel 01437 775603) and can help with lots more information on the area should you require it.
Lots of events such as Food, Music & Christmas Festivals, Boxing Day/New Year’s Day Swims and so much more take place in this lovely area.
Keep an eye on Visit Saundersfoot and their facebook page Saundersfoot Facebook for what’s happening locally!