NATIONAL PICNIC WEEK has chosen the best locations around the UK for a picnic and two Pembrokeshire beauty spots have scooped up the awards in Wales.
Barafundle Bay was the overall winner in Wales, due to it ‘boasting a huge amount of space to enjoy the view of the ocean’.
The runner-up was Colby Woodland Gardens
The locations around the UK were chosen due to their outstanding natural beauty and historical significance.
Barafundle has been voted the best place in the UK to have a picnic numerous times before; winning the overall award for the UK in National Picnic Week in 2014 as well as, amongst others, awards from Visit Britain, Country Life Magazine and Conde Naste Traveller. It has frequently appeared in lists of the top beaches in Britain, Europe and even the top beaches in the World.
Thee are numerous wonderful places for picnics in Pembrokeshire. Amongst these are
Broadhaven South – with ample picnic benches just off the car park area, this is a great location to enjoy a picnic before or after your walk along the waterside of the spectacular lily ponds.
Carew Castle – with a convenient car park and picnic tables overlooking the Castle, this is a perfect location to enjoy the great outdoors.
Manorbier Beach – with the car park conveniently located close to the beach, there is no need to haul your picnic too far to enjoy a perfect beach picnic on this pretty sandy cove in the hear of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Llys Y Fran Country Park & Reservoir – nestled in picturesque countryside with views of the Preseli Hills, this is a perfect location for a picnic. Enjoy cycling, walking, fishing and water activities at this country park set on 350 acres.
Lawrenny Quay – located on the Cleddau estuary, the grassy banks along the river, or the small pebble beach, make the perfect spot for a picnic on a fine day, with views of the estuary and boats bobbing on the water. Good woodland walks too.
Gwaun Valley – located in north Pembrokeshire between Fishguard Lower Town and the Preseli Mountains, this picturesque wooded valley is perfect for an outdoors picnic in serene countryside.
Castle Hill, Tenby – the grassy banks surrounding the remains of the 13th century castle makes a perfect picnic spot with fantastic views overlooking the harbour, beach and Caldey Island in the distance. (thanks to FBM for these)
The Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy – sit on the cliffs overlooking the magnificent Blue Lagoon where the Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships are held.
The Preseli Mountains also offer many beautiful locations for a wonderful picnic.
If you would like to visit Barafundle Bay, Colby Woodland Gardens and other glorious spots in Pembrokeshire, do give us a ring on 01834 860338 and come and stay in the relaxed surroundings of Pembrokeshire Farm B and B. www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk We also feature in Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay. https://www.sawdays.co.uk/britain/wales/pembrokeshire/pembrokeshire-farm-b-b