17th May 2019 by

Posted in Couples, Summer, Wales

Why West Wales Is The Perfect Destination

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, an action packed adventure, or a ‘mini-city’ break – we’ve got you covered.

Why West Wales Is The Perfect Summer Destination for Couples

Cosy Escapes
The ultimate romantic break, these gorgeous Welsh villages are like something out of a fairy tale. Romantic walks, traditional pubs and life in the blissfully slow lane is the order of the day here.

Situated on the banks of the River Teifi, this quaint Ceredigion town is swathed in charm and romance. Stroll along the river and visit local organic distillery, Da Mhille
and sample their delicious whisky, gin and other spirits. Why not take a bottle home and enjoy a tipple while soaking up the last of the day’s sun in the garden?

In a breathtaking position on the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Dale is an unspoilt village in the heart of the National Park. Picnic at West Dale beach for sunset and feel the sand between your toes as you wander back to your cottage. Kayak around the beautifully calm bay together, discover hidden coves and keep an eye out for dolphins, porpoises and seals.

The beautiful Cenarth falls steal the show in this Carmarthenshire village. Take the circular walk alongside the majestic waterfalls and into the dappled woodland, serenaded with birdsong. Cross over the 18th century bridge for a view down the Teifi, which is particularly striking in the light of the setting sun. Be sure to visit Y Te Cenarth and enjoy tea and cake in their adorable garden. Head to nearby Newcastle Emlyn where you can find great food and picturesque historical ruins.

Bustling Towns
West Wales is not all cobbled streets and countryside. We’ve got high-street shops, modern cuisine, cocktail bars and great live music all across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

With all your favourite high street shops (Topshop, Monsoon, H&M, Debenhams, Lush etc) as well as loads of long standing independent stores and an excellent market, Carmarthen has the best of all worlds. Carmarthen is known for it’s culinary culture too, with a wealth of reputable restaurants popping up in the last five years serving everything from fine French dining to exquisite locally sourced dishes. Try The Warren, a crowdfunded project that serves top quality, homegrown food. You won’t be thirsty for long here either – cocktail bars and pubs are never far away. Diablo’s is a cool cocktail bar with a great outdoor terrace.

Haverfordwest is a thriving town with a creative buzz. You’ll find excellent musicians playing at various venues every night of the week plus club nights and high profile artists gigging here regularly. Aside from the lively music scene, there are also pop-up events, creative courses and community celebrations on every month. Try The Pembroke Yeoman on one of their ‘Feast Nights’ for great food, live music and a creative vibe or, for something special, visit Maria’s Restaurant at Picton Castle for a sunny lunch in the courtyard or Friday Night Tapas for a real taste of Spain.

Aberystwyth is a university town and brings with it the colour and life of it’s students from around the world. It is also home to the National Library of Wales, with over 6.5 million books and constantly changing exhibitions. Expect lots of events and exhibitions at the arts centre too, and a Brighton-esque vibe on the beachfront. Keep an eye out for the Sea2Shore food festival on the promenade, taking place this year on the 11th August, where you can enjoy the freshest seafood, watch cooking demos and soak up the seaside atmosphere.

Adventure Getaways
If you’re an outdoorsy couple who love to get amongst the action, then West Wales is going to blow your mind. Awesome river rapids, perfect surf, cliff jumping, coasteering and climbing wait around every corner.

Coasteer around the historic St.Catherines Island with Tenby Coasteering, where every stage of tide offers a new adventure. Underwater caverns, sea-water jacuzzis and jumps await. Tenby also has a climbing wall, is a great place to kayak and south beach is a windsurfer and kite buggy hot spot.

Pretty much an adventure playground, St.Davids has everything an adrenaline junkie could ever want. Feel the power of the ocean paddling a kayak, ride the waves surfing or satiate your need for speed on a boat trip. There’s also some great hikes, climbing and walks to be had along this dramatic coastline.

Whether it’s climbing, bushcraft, horse riding, kite buggying or just a splash in the sea that you’re after, Pendine has it all. Once used for the land speed record races, the 11kms of sand are your very own playground. This year the annual Pendine Hot Rod Races are on the 15th and 16th of June, where you can watch pre 1949 hot rod and custom vintage cars tear along the sands reaching speeds of up to 120mph! Unmissable.

Cardigan has both the gorgeous Cardigan Bay and the lively River Teifi on its doorstep, meaning you can try pretty much anything here. Canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, white water rafting, bushcraft, gorge walking and much more.

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Adventure Beyond

So there you have it, West Wales is a diverse and exciting place for couples to visit for a summer break, and there’s loads of couple-friendly accommodation available in all the areas listed here. So get in touch and plan your couples getaway today!