14th November 2016 by

Posted in Pembrokeshire

Dog walking on the beaches of Pembrokeshire

Sandy paws and salty wet tails

You’re on holiday, you’ve brought the furry member of your family & you want to make the most of the time on the beaches, the question is, where do you start? There’s small, secluded & hard to find beaches, or the more popular ones, such as Whitesands or Newgale, wherever you choose to go, you won’t be disappointed. Beaches are the perfect place to let your dog roam & have a good run, maybe even have a dip in the sea (so remember a towel if your dog loves getting wet).
North Pembrokeshire is great for more rugged landscapes & majestic coastlines than the traditional seaside resorts of Tenby & Saundersfoot, so get on your walking boots & go for an explore. If you prefer the open beaches to blow away the cobwebs, we suggest either Whitesands in St Davids or Newgale, these two beaches are probably the most popular with people wanting to have a long walk whilst letting the dog roam free. If you’re thinking of visiting St Davids, don’t forget to visit the Cathedral, a magnificent building, rather strangely built on a slope which you can see when standing at the foot of the nave.
Once you’ve left St Davids, drive along the coast road south towards Broad Haven & eventually hitting Dale & beautiful Marloes, where you can catch the boats to Skomer Island, which is well worth a visit, but you need to be quick as boats fill up fast! There’s some lovely hidden beaches along the way. Particular favourites are Druidstone Haven between Newgale & Broad Haven, Gwadn beach which is a short walk over the Gribin headland in Solva, or St Brides, a small beach just north of Marloes with a small church but the whole bay is dominated by the 19th century baronial residence of St Brides Castle which later became a sanatorium.
So, wherever you choose to visit, you won’t be disappointed, there’s plenty of choice.