Bordered by the sea on three sides, Pembrokeshire’s coast dominates the landscape, culture and history of this beautiful county, tucked away in the southwest corner of Wales. The county has a diverse landscape that provides the ideal setting for traditional seaside holidays drawing thousands of visitors every year. In the south are the popular resorts of Tenby and Saundersfoot, in the west are St Bride's Bay and Milford Haven Waterway, while in the north are the Preseli Hills. The south of the county has historically had a much stronger cultural connection with England, compared to the more Welsh-speaking north.
Places to go in Pembrokeshire
If you’re looking for a seaside holiday you won’t get much more traditional than Tenby, Saundersfoot and the surrounding areas on the south coast. The area usually gets more sun than the rest of Wales, has miles of sandy beaches, picturesque town centres and an array of entertainment attractions from amusement parks to museums. Tenby has some 2.5 miles of beaches, and when you’re not soaking up the sun you can take a walk around the remains of the ancient city walls that surround the ‘old town’. Not far from town are attractions like Heatherton country sports theme park, Blue Lagoon waterpark and Oakwood Theme Park. The area is also a good base from where to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which includes nearby Caldey Island. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park encompasses most of the county’s coastline. The best way for you to explore the park is along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which stretches almost 200 miles and includes some breathtaking scenery.
Our Top Picks in Pembrokeshire
We want you to enjoy the best that Pembrokeshire has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;
Oakwood Theme Park
Oakwood Theme Park offers a great day out for the whole family, from adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters to more relaxing pursuits. The park features five thrill rides, including the aptly named Speed which goes up to 95 kph, as well as a number of water rides and a 3D haunted house. When you need a break from the action you can chill out by doing a bit of paddle boating or playing a round of mini-golf.
The indoor waterpark is perfect for those rainy days when you can’t play on the beach or go for walks along the coast. The Blue Lagoon is a great family day out with lots for both adults and kids to enjoy. The park features a wave pool, lazy river ride and four slides, including the incredibly fast and steep Torpedo.
One of the largest and best preserved castles in Wales, Pembroke Castle stands proudly on the River Cleddau. It is open to the public and you will have fun exploring its passages, tunnels and stairways. There are also interesting exhibitions about what life was like back in medieval times.
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