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Pembrokeshire is renowned as one of the best places in Europe for its outdoor and  adventurous activities.  Whether its climbing or kayaking, windsurfing or scuba diving, sailing or surfing, walking or riding, Pembrokeshire has it all.  As an added bonus, the scenery is fantastic too!


Below are listed just some of the many ways you can enjoy yourself when staying at our guest house.  On this page we list the places of interest that are on offer, and where the activities are based.




Pembrokeshire is one of the most popular destinations for walking holidays - not only for visitors from the UK - people from all over the world come to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path as it winds its way through magnificent bays, past sandy beaches and spectacular headlands. Pembrokeshire has the only coastal National Park in the UK and offers scenes of outstanding natural beauty.






Pembrokeshire has some of the best beaches in Britain. With over find over 50 beaches with crystal clear water and golden sands they have rightly earned Green Coast awards, Seaside awards or Blue Flags.   Whether it's the calm and quiet of Barafundle, the hustle and bustle of Tenby or the surfing paradise of Freshwater West, there's a beach just right for you somewhere near us.






Surrounded by water on 3 sides, Pembrokeshire has a vast range of water based activities. Surfing, coasteering, windsurfing, sailing or kayaking along the Pembrokeshire coast or on the rivers is a must for any visitor.  Pembrokeshire not only provide numerous marinas and harbours but there are also spectacular views of the coastline with its rugged cliffs and sandy beaches.





Many of the golf courses in Pembrokeshire golf courses are situated on coastal areas, so not only can you play a round of your favourite game, but you will also have the added bonus of some stunning and spectacular views.  Whether your a learner or a professional, there's  a golf course waiting for you in Pembrokeshire.






It doesn't matter if you are a novice or an experienced rider, there are many riding schools and stables in Pembrokeshire that you will easily find one to cater for you.  Horses are an ideal way to explore the countryside and the many coastal and inland bridleways give you the opportunity to see so much.


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Pembrokeshire has a host of attractions for the visitor, starting with the many historical sites to theme parks, places of outstanding natural beauty and some of the best beaches in Britain.


We could not possibly list all the attractions awaiting the visitor to Pembrokeshire, so we have compiled a list of what we believe to be the most interesting.





Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact, and its endless passages, tunnels and stairways are great fun to explore, plus there are super exhibitions, which tell the tale of its medieval life. Once the seat of a succession of major barons who played leading roles in shaping Britain's history,





Carew Castle is justly celebrated as one of the most most magnificent castles of South Wales. Its position is low-lying, but still prominent in the flat land around the tidal reaches of the Carew river. The Castle stands at the end of a ridge at a strategically excellent site commanding a crossing point of the then-still navigable river.


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Pembrokeshire has no shortage of high quality pubs, restaurants and tearooms.


We have listed below some of the best:


Stackpole Inn


Locations don't come much more exciting than this. The pub and restaurant is within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and just 15 minutes walking distance of the Pembrokeshire Costal Path, Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Bay - described by the Sunday Times as "a desert island dream beach in Wales." Close by are the Stackpole Trust Centre, the Lilly Ponds of Bosherston and the stunning beach - Broad Haven. Also St Govans Chapel,



Mencap Gardens, Stackpole


A stroll around the historic Stackpole Walled Gardens on the National Trust estate at Stackpole in Pembrokeshire offers a glimpse into a bygone age. For the past 250 years the garden has produced food for the table and that long tradition continues to this day.



Pembrokeshire Beach Food Co., Freshwater West Beach


Cafe Môr is the name given to the beach food outlet at Freshwater West. Cafe Môr took the BBC Food & Farming award for 'Best Street food/Take Away in the UK' in 2014 as well as having been awarded 'Best of the Best', 'Best Sandwich', 'Best Drink' and 'Best Looking Mobiler' at The British Street Food Awards in the past few years.



Boathouse Tearoom at Stackpole Quay


The Boathouse Tearoom is just a few steps from the tiny harbour of Stackpole Quay and 15 minutes' walk from the magical beach of Barafundle. It's a magnet for walkers, fishermen, divers, and families spending the day on the beach. It's becoming a firm favourite with the locals all year round as the menu continues to develop.




Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay



As featured in Camra's 'Real heritage pubs of Wales' book, this is one of only two remaining pubs left in Wales which serve their beer via jugs from cask to your glass. Worth the pilgrimage if you're near by; easily reached from Hayston.



Food at Williams - Pembroke


Bringing good quality, locally sourced produce to Pembroke. They offer an ever changing, seasonal menu complemented by a wide selection of hot and cold drinks including wines and beers.


They are open for breakfast, lunch, coffee & cakes



The Old Point House - Angle


Thoroughly unpretentious, welcoming seafarers' pub on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with quite a choice of food and waterside tables


This pub is on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and you can walk west from here around the peninsula to the beach at West Angle Bay.



Coast Restaurant - Saundersfoot


Using, wherever possible, locally sourced Pembrokeshire ingredients, Will Holland and his team prepare dishes with skill, experience, creativity and a good dollop of style.


The beautiful new purpose built restaurant is right on the shoreline - just metres away from the lovely golden sands of Coppet Hall. You’ll have unrivaled views of sea and sky.



Quayside Lawrenny - Lawrenny Quay


Quayside is a multi award-winning tearoom set in the heart of the National Park, with a reputation for serving the best of local Pembrokeshire produce, in an idyllic waterside setting.


Simple sandwiches & freshly baked baguettes rub shoulders with Roast Lobster, Wild Mushroom Tart, Smoked Mackerel Pate & great local Crab. Our freshly baked cakes and desserts all made at Quayside each day, are not to be missed.


Pitchers of Pimms & Sangria, freshly ground Welsh/Italian coffees, specialty teas, Welsh Cider and local Beers. All this is served in an unfussy manner with style, attention to detail and with good manners.



Wavecrest Cafe - West Angle Bay


The sister cafe to Quayside Lawrenny, Wavecrest offers a similar offering with the bonus of being set on a beautiful beach with views over the water towards the Dale peninsula. Open for lunch and afternoon teas. During the winter months the cafe offers a sumptuous Sunday lunch using local products.


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Merrion, Pembroke

Pembrokeshire  SA71 5EA


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