Destination guide

Cast a line or take a nature walk from Fishguard cottages

The town of Fishguard is located on the northern shore of Pembrokeshire and functions mostly as a fishing village. It can be a nice, quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire can put you close to the town centre or the surrounding nature areas. The market in town is particularly exciting, as you'll find various goods and fresh food at the town hall every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Additionally, there's a theatre in town where you can enjoy films and live performances.

Things to do

Fishguard – a gateway to the wild

Fishguard holiday rentals on the sea are your ticket to one of Wales's most celebrated wildernesses – the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. One of the few shoreline reserves of its kind in the whole of the UK, it's packed with everything from wind-lashed cliffs to rock-carved headlands to wide stretches of golden sand. Barafundle Bay is a must – it's perhaps the most-photographed beach in the country. If that's a little far, be sure to hit Newport Sands, running for more than a mile between 2 grassy headlands just to the north.


Dances with dolphins in Fishguard

The Fishguard Folk Festival is one of the real highlights of the Pembrokeshire calendar. Come May, it magnetises the likes of Celtic harpists and Gaelic viola strummers to the small, seaside town, making the inns rock and the community centres rattle. When summertime takes over, you can swap Welsh music blowouts for boating trips around the headlands of the national park – keep the eyes peeled for porpoises and dolphins in the cerulean seas. Hiking is also abundant, especially with that long Pembrokeshire Coast Path on the doorstep.


Lashing winds or lazy days in Fishguard

There's nothing like a blast of Welsh rain and wind atop the cliffs of Pembrokeshire to blow the cobwebs away. For that, just book your Fishguard holiday rentals for winter months like December, January or February – a cottage with a real fireplace to warm the bones post-walk might be a good choice. If you'd prefer sunshine and hotter temperatures, you can always opt for spring or summer. May has the folk festivities, while June, July and August are prime for pulling on the walking boots or lazing on the nearby beaches.

Natural features

Pembrokeshire's wonders in Fishguard

Rolling down from the inland hills to the wooded river valleys and finally crashing into the Celtic Sea in a medley of chiselled cliffs and bays, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is all you'll need by the way of nature around Fishguard. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is one of the best ways to see it all in one trip. It runs for over 180 miles around the whole peninsula, so you'll need to break it into sections. Be sure to watch out for sightings of porpoises, seals, dolphins and more as you pass beautiful places like Barafundle, Little Haven, St Davids and rock-ribbed Porthgain.

How many holiday rentals are available around Fishguard?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 595 holiday lettings around Fishguard. From 460 cottages to 91 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Fishguard?

If you're a sucker for seaside horizons and the sound of rippling waves, you're in luck! Luckily, there are 217 beachside holiday rentals to whisk yourself away to. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has loads more property options to discover, including:

  • 184 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 94 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 67 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Fishguard in a large group?

Nothing compares to catching up with old friends or spending a week or so with extended family in a wonderful new destination. And the best thing, HomeAway has places to suit. Cottage holiday rentals are the preferred choice for large groups, with 57 available here. Properties for rent around here that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 306 rental properties just right for that size. Book a night from just £40.
  • Looking for a holiday rental for 5 people? We have 180 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £40 per night.
  • Searching for rental properties suitable for 8 people? You'll be delighted to know we have 102 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as £71 a night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you book your Fishguard getaway with us!