Most of Pembrokeshire’s over 100 beaches are found in Britain’s only predominantly coastal national park.
These beaches are looked after and mean you can walk barefoot on golden sands, under blue skies without the risk of burning your feet. Always leave nothing behind but footprints. Add in spectacular sunsets that are second to none and I think I can rest my case.
You are bound to find one you like among those 100 beaches
There are stony coves surrounded by cliffs and long stretches of sandy bays. You can find beaches that are great for snorkelling, rock pools, windsurfing and flying kites. There are harbours at Solva and Porthgain with great places to eat and others with sand dunes to get lost in. Whether you prefer to be close to a pub and car park or need a half an hour’s walk to find a cove where you are completely alone – Pembrokeshire has something for everybody.
Filmmakers are picky when it comes to choosing locations but even they have recognised how good the beaches are in Pembrokeshire. The county has been used as a backdrop for Snow White and the Huntsman. Russel Crowe enjoyed a pint in a Pembrokeshire pub while filming Robin Hood. Doby, from Harry Potter, has a memorial on a beach in the south of the county that once was the temporary home of the Weasley family.
Barafundle Bay in the south of the county has been voted Britain’s best beach.
You have to leave the car at the harbour in Stackpole and carry your gear for a half-hour walk across the clifftop to reach this beach. This helps to keep the crowds away, but the sight of the clean sands of Barafundle bay stretching out in front of you makes it all worthwhile. Finish your day off with a walk through the woods and a cream tea in the Stackpole Inn.
While Pembrokeshire may not have a motorway of its own it doesn’t take that long to get there. The roads are quiet enough to be able to get around easily. Imagine the landscape like in Poldark without having to spend hours in queues of traffic to explore the area. Add in the availability of beach wheelchairs for hire and you can see that Pembrokeshire’s beaches really do have something for everyone.
Why not book a holiday and come and see for yourself. #findyourepic