Pembrokeshire, the westernmost county of Wales is surrounded on three sides by water, and as such is highly influenced by the sea throughout. Pembrokeshire is often cited as the finest coastal area in Europe, with Pembrokeshire cottages being filled by artists and outdoor sport enthusiasts. Nowhere in Pembrokeshire is more than 15 miles from the coast, meaning that which ever holiday house or cottage in Pembrokeshire you take the coastal path, fishing and links golf courses are never far away.
Pembrokeshire tourist information centres are filled to the rafters with activity options, and you will certainly never be short of entertainment during your stay in a Pembrokeshire holiday cottage. Walking holidays on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path are unrivalled in the UK, as Britain’s only coastal park, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has protected this stunning coastline and all the wildlife which calls the Pembrokeshire coast home. Cycle paths cross the park, as well as bridle paths helping cycling and riding holidays to thrive from Pembrokeshire accommodation.
As well as walking holidays, Pembrokeshire offers a vast range of outdoor activities for both the new comer and the expert. Throughout the year, Pembrokeshire coastal cottages are snapped up by those wishing to surf the large swells which strike the coastline at Newgale, Whitesands or Freshwater West, and those wanting to try sailing, kite-surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving and kayaking in the more sheltered bays like Milford Haven. In each of these main water sport destinations you can find water sport schools and instructors, so do not worry if you arrive in your self catering Pembrokeshire holiday cottage without any experience, as you can learn and enjoy water sports here with little prior notice.
Fishing is a major attraction in Pembrokeshire. Deep sea fishing is obviously the main fishing type, but if you would enjoy fly fishing on lakes or rivers, there is plenty of fresh water fishing in Pembrokeshire too. Golf is also an important sport, and there is an abundance of excellent courses lining the Pembrokeshire coast. If you are travelling with a young family, the Pembrokeshire tourism options are in no way limited. There are many excellent attractions, from the Dale Sea Safari adventures to the Folly Farm zoo and funfair.
Tenby is a wonderful coastal town in Pembrokeshire. Holiday cottages in Tenby have over 4km of sandy beaches on their doorstep, as well as a great starting point for the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and a harbour which acts as the leaving point for boat trips along the coast.
Summers in Pembrokeshire average around 20°C, and around 8°C in winter. The mild temperatures allow people to walk, cycle, ride or play golf throughout much of the year, but if you are heading to a self catering Pembrokeshire holiday cottage for water sports, a wet suit is advised!
Although the main towns are well connected by public transport, there is limited transport in some of the more remote areas. The Green Dragon Bus serves much of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, allowing surfers, cyclists and walkers to hop on and off at selected points, pubs or beaches in Pembrokeshire (bikes and boards are allowed on).