Surrounded by the sea on three sides and boasting dramatic coastline and beautiful countryside, Pembrokeshire is the perfect destination for staycationers who love to enjoy the great outdoors. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the sea views from a stylish and cosy home away from home. Spend your days exploring the local area, visiting the beach and having fun at the vast array of tourist attractions nearby.
Enjoying the big outdoors doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice luxury; especially if you’re staying in one of our beautiful, high-end homes. There’s an abundance of luxury holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire to cater to holiday-makers who are looking to explore the stunning countryside but want to return at the end of the day to a property to rival the area’s very best hotels.
Pull on your walking boots and head out to Pembrokeshire National Park or take on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Enjoy an afternoon tipple or long lazy lunch at a cosy, local country inn before heading back to your own, private pad to kick back and relax in style. Family-friendly cottages, romantic escapes, large homes for group getaways, and properties that welcome pooches are all available across the countryside.
There are thousands of holiday cottages in Wales to choose from, and Pembrokeshire is home to a wide range of options for every occasion.
Best for: Welsh charm
St David’s - the UK’s smallest city - has long been a place of pilgrimage thanks to the beautiful 12th century St David’s Cathedral. Wander through the tiny community, enjoy tea and cake in a local coffee shop and explore independent shops.
Best for: Family fun
Saundersfoot is a popular holiday destination by the sea, attracting couples and families every year. The village is home to a pretty beach and is fast becoming well-known for its eateries serving local Pembrokeshire produce.
Best for: Riverside beauty
St Dogmaels is a quaint riverside village on the estuary of the River Teifi. It is well known as it marks the start of the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which winds 186 miles from St Dogmaels to Amroth.
Best for: Seaside escape
Tenby is a delightful seaside fishing town based around a busy harbour; in Welsh it’s called Dynbych-yPysgod or ‘The little fort of the fishes’. There are an array of lovely restaurants and shops amongst the pretty pastel-coloured buildings as well as a sandy beach.
Best for: History
Pembrokeshire’s county town Haverfordwest is an ancient settlement that sits on the Western Cleddau and is home to a 12th century castle. There are lots of shops, restaurants and attractions to keep visitors busy.
Sprawling sandy beaches, towering cliffs, beautiful landscapes and crumbling castles await those who venture out on foot in Pembrokeshire.
Location: St David’s
Difficulty: Moderate - rocky with steps
Walk length: 3.8 miles
Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and tiny islands in the distance as you take on this rugged circular walk over St David’s Head.
Difficulty: Easy - accessible for all
Walk length: 3.2 miles
Start out at the Coppet Hall beach car park for this route which runs along a bridleway and cycle route. Enjoy intriguing sights such as Coppet Hall - also known as Coalpit Hall.
Location: St Dogmaels
Difficulty: Hard - long coastal path
Walk length: 186 miles!
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path meanders for 186 miles along the craggy coast of this pretty corner of Wales. Starting in St Dogmaels, head out on the trail and follow it for as far as your feet will take you...
Difficulty: Moderate - steep, wet and muddy in places
Walk length: 2.3 miles
Start off from Tenby’s North Beach for this Tenby/Waterwynch route through the national park.
Difficulty: Easy - tarmac and grassy paths
Walk length: 0.75 miles
A short walk through Haverfordwest, this River Walk takes you along the riverbanks and through woodland just a short distance from the town centre.
Pembrokeshire is a stunning area with lots of fun things to do whether you’re planning a dog-friendly getaway, a family break, or an outdoor adventure.
Location: Off coast of St David’s
Best for: Wildlife watching
Hop on a boat and head out to Ramsey Island just 1 kilometre off St David’s Head. This secluded island is a nature reserve that attracts lots of wildlife including seals, whales, dolphins, puffins and even the odd shark!
Best for: Boat enthusiasts
Boats bob on the gentle water while excited children fish for crabs with their parents. Saundersfoot Harbour is a pretty spot and a hive of activity in this seaside village.
Location: St Dogmaels
Best for: Family fun
Poppit Sands is a stunning stretch of sandy beach backed by dunes. When the tide is out, the award-winning beach is vast; perfect for running, playing and paddling. Dogs are welcome at certain times of the year.
Location: Off coast of Tenby
Best for: Peace and quiet
Caldey Island is a quiet oasis accessible by boat from Tenby. Run by a community of monks, it’s home to a tiny beach where you can relax and watch the seabirds swooping overhead.
Best for: Stepping back in time
Dating back as early as 1120, Haverfordwest Castle houses the town museum as well as exhibitions of local history and art. It’s lucky any of the walls remained standing after Cromwell ordered its destruction in 1648. But it survived due to a lack of gunpowder!