Here are our recommendations of things to do and see whilst staying at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B:
Drive to Stackpole Quay and walk over the cliffs to the glorious Barafundle Bay, frequently named as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. From there continue on to Broadhaven South beach and walk round the beautiful Bosherston lily ponds keeping a keen eye out for otters. Explore the Stackpole estate and then back to Stackpole Quay for lunch at the Boathouse Tearoom. In the afternoon visit the incredible 6th century hermit’s chapel, St Govans, set into the cliff face and then enjoy a cup of tea at Ye Olde Worlde Café, which opened in the 1920s. Enjoy a drink or dinner at The Stackpole Arms on your way back to Pembrokeshire Farm B & B at Caermaenau Fawr.
Visit Pembroke Castle and explore the birth place of Henry VII. Climb the 75 foot high Great Keep and enjoy the views, or clamber down into the dark depths of Wogan’s Cave. Drive on to Freshwater West beach, the location for the shell house and Dobie’s grave in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the battle scenes in Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe. Enjoy a lobster roll with Pembrokeshire caviar from the Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company’s kiosk in the car park before enjoying an afternoon’s surfing, swimming or kite flying on the beach. A cup of tea or ice cream at The Wavecrest Café at West Angle Bay or a drink at The Point House, Angle tops off the day before returning to Pembrokeshire Farm B & B.
A visit to the beautiful pastel coloured Georgian town of Tenby is a must for those visiting Pembrokeshire. Explore the cobbled streets, enjoy the three fabulous beaches (Harbour beach was crowned Best Beach in Europe in 2014) or take a boat from the harbour to the tranquil island of Caldey and visit the monastery and glorious beaches there. From Tenby follow the coast road east to Saundersfoot and catch a boat from the harbour for a spot of mackerel fishing before walking along the beach to Coppet Hall and enjoying a drink or meal at the fabulous Coast restaurant overlooking the sea. Alternatively try the delicious fresh fish served up at The Mulberry restaurant or The Stone Crab on the harbour in Saundersfoot before returning to Caermaenau Fawr.
Head North West to St Davids, the smallest city in the UK, to the magnificent cathedral and Bishops’ Palace. Take in the Oriel y Parc gallery and then head down to the pretty Porthclais harbour and enjoy a walk along the coast path to Whitesands Bay. Alternatively take a boat from St Justinians around Ramsey Island with Voyages of Discovery for dolphin and seal spotting or you may even be fortunate enough to see whales and sun fish. On the way back to Pembrokeshire Farm B and B stop off in the little harbour village of Solva and enjoy some fresh lobster, crab or mussels at Thirtyfive Café on the harbour.
Go West to the village of Marloes and, at low tide only, explore the wonderful expanse of Marloes beach, location for the films Snow White & the Huntsman and Lion in Winter. Walk along the coast path, taking in lunch at the Runwayskiln café overlooking Skokholm island and Marloes beach. Alternatively go through Marloes to Martins Haven and take the 15 minute boat ride to Skomer island. At the end of April/beginning of May the island is covered in a blanket of bluebells and campions and the heavenly fragrance hangs in the air. From April until mid Summer the island is full of puffins and this is a bird watchers paradise with guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes in abundance. Seals can be seen all year round but the end of August is the breeding season when gorgeous pups to be seen around the island and, from the coast path, on the storm beaches around Martins Haven and dolphins and porpoises can be seen frolicking in the waves.
Head to Manorbier and look round Manorbier castle, birthplace of Gerald of Wales. Enjoy a coffee and home made cake in the coffee shop and then head down to the beach for a spot of surfing. Walk west along the coast path to the stunning beach at Skrinkle with the magnificent rock formation known locally as Church Doors, or east to the beach at Swan Lake and, at low tide, try a spot of prawning in the rock pools.
Drive North to the Preseli mountains and walk through the unspoilt coutryside, speckled with wild ponies and sheep, enjoying spectacular views out over the coast to Ireland and south to Devon. Drive on to the Gwaun Valley for a drink at “Bessies” (the Dyffryn Arms at Pontfaen) a completely unspoilt, one room pub where Bessie, in her 90s, holds court by the fire and beer is served from a jug through a hatch in the wall; a true experience of Pembrokeshire. Visit Pentre Ifan, a burial chamber or megalithic cromlech and then drive on down to the pretty village of Newport for a walk along the Parrog. Enjoy a sumptious meal at Llys Meddyg in Newport before returning to Caermaenau Fawr.
Today visit Carmarthenshire. Firstly take a trip to The National Botanic Gardens of Wales at Llanarthne, approximately a 40 minute drive to the east, and then visit the stunning Aberglasney House which boosts one of the finest gardens in Wales. Enjoy lunch in the tearoom before returning west to Laugharne, home of Dylan Thomas and about which he wrote his most famous play for voices, Under Milk Wood. Visit his Boat Shed writing room and walk along the beautiful estuary overlooked by Laugharne Castle. In the evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the wonderful The Grove, Narberth.
Take a walk along the beautiful Western Cleddau. Take in lunch at The Quayside, Lawrenny and a drink at the totally unspoilt Creselly Arms at Cresswell Quay. Drive to Picton Castle and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the beautiful gardens and tea at Maria’s fabulous Courtyard Café.
Head north and enjoy the gorgeous walk from Pwllgwaelod to Cwm-yr-Eglwys, a picturesque cove with ruined church by the beach to the north of Dinas Island. Enjoy a drink at The Old Sailor’s at Pwllgwaelod and then drive south along the coast to the little harbour of Porthgain for lunch at The Shed. Walk along the coast from Porthgainto the little beach at Abereiddy past the beautiful Blue Lagoon, venue in 2012, 2013 and, once again, in 2016 for the Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships.
If you are wishing to visit Pembrokeshire and experience these, do come and stay with us at Pembrokeshire Farm B and B. We are a very informal, farmhouse bed and breakfast where we like our guests to make themselves at home, enjoy a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake sitting in the garden, stroll around the fields and generally feel as though they are staying with friends in the country. Call us on 01834 860338, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out onwww.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk. We feature in Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and have superb reviews on Tripadviser.