We can become complacent about the land we call home, Welsh travel feeling like an odd concept. Normally, we find ourselves paying over the odds to get on a plane to somewhere new. We will pay airport parking charges, squeeze essentials into a carry-on and leave furry family members behind.
We are challenging you to rethink, and become a tourist on your own soil.
Holidaying in Pembrokeshire will tick more boxes than you thought possible, and you’ll find yourself wondering why you’d go anywhere else. Here, we’ll show you how Pembrokeshire can hold its own compared to popular destinations around the world.
The Pembrokeshire Coastline is amongst the most stunning in the world, with an unlikely grandeur that will have you wondering if you’re still in the UK.
Rolling hills, cliffs that drop dramatically to the sea and life-affirming sunsets provide a splendour comparable to the scenery of New Zealand. And much like our friends in the Pacific, we love to make the most of our beautiful outdoors with activity sports and adrenaline.
Skydiving, coasteering, zorbing and jet skiing are all the kind of activities that can be found locally. If you’re the sort who wants to jam their trip with excitement, we can provide.
When it comes to holidaying with children, it can feel impossible to be sure there will be enough activities to keep them occupied, without having to take the leap and go to a theme park resort.
Prepare to be amazed as their Pembrokeshire agenda has them fast asleep before bedtime, exhausted with all the fun! They’ll encounter farm and zoo animals alike at Folly Farm, before racing on the go-kart track in Carew.
There’s a ‘World of Activities’ at Heatherton, with paintballing, climbing and archery, and the quad bikes in Ritec valley.
There’s also a dinosaur park, water park and trampolining centre, as well as escape rooms, zorbing and mini golf.
Not to mention the simple pleasures of making sandcastles, fishing in rock pools and jumping waves. There is no end to the fun!
You may have thought you’d need to be in the Mediterranean to see your freshly caught dinner being unloaded in the harbour early morning, only to be smoking on the barbecue at night.
Pembrokeshire has an abundance of ‘fruits of the sea’, often available to cook up at home the same morning it was brought in. Cockles, lobster and mackerel frequent the fishmongers, amongst many others. From cafes to restaurants, these fresh fish make an appearance on menus across the board.
But far from only specialising in seafood, Pembrokeshire’s food offerings have diversified and improved steadily over the years. Enjoy Italian food with a view over Tenby harbour. Find Michelin star restaurants hiding under hotels. Eat Indian food in moody alcoves. Or drink trendy craft beers with modern snacks and be transported to the metropolis. The world really is your oyster.
If you thought the beaches of Indonesia were breath-taking, consider looking closer to home.
When it comes to beaches, Pembrokeshire is a front-runner not just in Wales, not even Europe, but worldwide.
Our famous ‘Barafundle’ has consistently been on Top 20 lists, while the locals here know that many of our lesser-known beaches are more beautiful still.
As the tide rises and falls and you explore the shore, new beaches emerge and for a moment, you have a stretch all to yourself.
Many of us have hazy childhood memories of summers spent at the seaside, buckets and spades, seagulls and fish and chips.
In a world that’s moving so fast, it might be that all you need from your holiday is to slow down, take a trip back in time.
In Pembrokeshire, all the highlights of your childhood welsh travel trips are still there to introduce to the next generation. An ice-cream on the beach, a mackerel fishing trip, and fresh sea air.
There are so many more reasons to visit Pembrokeshire, and, living in Wales, we are so lucky to have it on our doorstep.
Welsh travel is something more and more of us are considering, as the world around us changes. Pack up the car, bring the dog and drive down to one of our many amazing holiday homes.
We have a huge selection to suit every need, style and budget, so click here to browse. Once you have been charmed by our beautiful county, you may just have to come back again.
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