Must-do Pembrokeshire activities before summer’s out15th August 2018
Our list of Pembrokeshire must-do activities
With us at the midpoint of August, there’s only a couple weeks left of the summer holidays for everyone to make the most of Pembrokeshire’s wonderful offerings.
From historical points of interest, to vista beaches, coastal exploration and eateries galore – here’s our guide to the must-do activities you need to do before the nights start drawing in and autumn rears its head!
Spend a day at Barafundle Bay
This stunning beach is one of the county’s jewels, with sunny days bringing crystal clear waters and golden sands that you’d associate more with the Mediterranean than Wales.
The expansive bay and dunes means there’s plenty of space for people to sit and play, whilst the beach also boasts ample parking and the nearby Boathouse Café, does a number of beautiful dishes including Welsh rarebit, is worth checking out.
20 minutes from the resort, this is a must-do for anyone visiting the county and looking to max out the remaining weeks of the summer!
Have chips on the Tenby harbour wall
The beautiful town is the optimal location to take in seaside views and explore the diverse offerings that are available for visitors.
Whilst the beaches, shops, cafes and historical points of interest are perfect for the daytime, you can’t beat finishing your day off with some chips on the harbour wall with your loved ones as the day turns into dusk.
With the likes of Fedicci and Sons or Pipers Fish and Chips Shop just a short stroll from the harbour, this is the perfect way to end your evening at this holiday hotspot!
Explore the coastline from the sea
The Pembrokeshire coastline is rightly famous for affording gorgeous views of the county’s splendour – but have you considered exploring it from the other side?
Whether via boat, kayak or whatever form of water-based transport you prefer – there’s plenty of ways to see Pembrokeshire’s coastline and explore coves, nooks and crannies that may otherwise be inaccessible.
If you’re not confident enough to get up close and personal with the sea life by yourself then there’s plenty of wonderful instructors about to help you on your way, including our friends at Jump Bros Coasteering or the team at Preseli Venture.
Take in the county’s points of historical interest
Pembrokeshire is blessed with numerous locations of historical interest that you’d be well advised to go explore before summer’s out.
In the north of the county is the famous St David’s Cathedral (with the likes of Castell Henllys even further afield) whilst the stunning Pembroke Castle, birthplace of King Henry VII, is nearer to home.
The gorgeous St Govan’s Chapel, built into the cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coastal path past the Stackpole Estate some 1,400 years ago, this is a truly unique site to go and explore.
Mooch around Narberth
As much as we wish we could control it, we can’t guarantee that every day in Pembrokeshire will be blessed with glorious sunshine.
However, help is at hand for those drizzly days (when the beach may not be the most appealing of locations) in the shape of the picturesque town of Narberth.
Home to delicatessens like Ultracomida, the Queen’s Hall art centre and cafe, restaurants, museums, shops and a castle… there’s enough across the town to keep you occupied and forget about the rain!
Finally made it to the fabulous @ultracomida, the lovely Narberth-based Spanish restaurant & deli – and sister spot to Cardiff’s very own @curadobar. It’s so good, even the celebs eat here – we spied Anna Ryder Richardson just behind us enjoying a spot of lunch 😂 #visitwales #ultracomida #narberth #westwales #walesfoodie #spanishdeli #couldsithereallday #deli #foodblogger #allthecheese #celebspottinginwales
Eat bugs at Dr Beynon’s Farm…
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous on your visit to Pembrokeshire then way not try eating bugs at Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm? (We promise it’s not as odd as it might sound…)
This new addition to Pembrokeshire’s diverse range of attractions is dedicated to educating about, and the research of, everything from the insect world.
Alongside all their educational facilities and activities, the facilities also boasts Grub Kitchen which has garnered much attention in the national press for being the UK’s first edible insect restaurant.
Although insects are always on the menu, there are also plenty of “non-buggy” dishes too – for those that aren’t quite in the mood to explore this new culinary concept.
Check out this alternative take on the traditional hamburger and fries!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to Pembrokeshire’s must-do activities and that you’re inspired to go out and explore the county over the remaining few weeks of summer!
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