Things To Do

With Pembrokeshire as your playground, you’re never far from something to do, whether you like relaxing by the beach, exploring pretty little towns and villages, taking to the sea for some surfing or walking the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastal footpath.

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

In the Middle Ages, two pilgrimages to St Davids were said to be equal to one to Rome, and three the equivalent of one to Jerusalem. Today’s wayfarers can make their way on foot along Pembrokeshire’s glorious Coast Path to the city – Britain’s smallest.  The walk from Newgale to St Davids via picturesque Solva is one of the finest of many wonderful stretches along the Pembrokeshire coast.  Almost all this stretch is National Trust owned land.  As with the Coast path as a whole, its very well served by regular buses throughout the year.  So you can leave your car at St Davids, jump on a bus to Newgale and enjoy a leisurely walk back – its easy to extend this walk since there are several access points further along the coast, from each of which you can walk (or take a bus) back to Solva.

Further information: www.walkmag.co.uk or Celtic Trails 01291 689774

TYF Adventure

Based in St Davids and offers a variety of outdoor adventures including coasteering, surfing, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing.

www.tyf.com

Thousand Island Boat Trips

Provide boat trips to the many islands off the Pembrokeshire Coast and guided walks around the area.

www.thousandislands.co.uk

Celtic Diving Services

A diving centre in pembrokeshire which offers snorkelling and scuba diver training along with diving trips and boat charters to explore the underwater world of Pembrokeshire.

www.celticdiving.co.uk

Grassholm Island Trips

Grassholm is situated 11 miles offshore, and is home to more than 39,000 breeding pairs of Gannet. It is the only gannet colony in Wales and also one of the largest in the world. There are always thousands of birds in the air diving headlong into the sea from all angles and from great heights. On the journey to Grassholm it is not uncommon to see porpoise and occasionally dolphins feeding between the islands, seals are often seen basking in the sunshine along the rocky crags of Grassholm.

www.pembrokeshire-islands.co.uk

St Davids Cathedral

Situated below the tiny city of St Davids this cathedral is worth a visit to view both its beauty and historical past.  Purported to be one of the most ancient cathedrals in the UK.

www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk

Whitesands Bay

Rated as one of the best beaches in Britain by the Good Beach Guide, Whitesands bay is a wide expanse of fine white sand situated near to the city of St Davids.

 Oriel y Parc Visitors Centre, St Davids 01437 720392

Pembrokeshire Fish Week Activity

‘River Fish’ – Let your imagination take you on a river journey where you will meet silver scaled River Fish, Water Boatmen, Mayfly Nymphs and even more of the secret little creatures of the river and river bank.

Opening: 26 June 2013 – 10.30 – 15.00

For a full listing of activities see http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=92

East Nolton Farm

A working livestock and stud farm which also provides a riding stables where visitors can take a horse riding trek and explore the beach and surrounding cliffs of Nolton Haven

www.noltonstables.com

Solva Sailboats
Solva Sailboats sailing school was set up in 1986. Since then hundreds of individuals have learnt to sail or drive powerboats starting out from our base on Trinity Quay. We have a small fleet of well-equipped boats, carefully chosen to take best advantage of our remarkable surroundings. Our courses and sailing trips provide a unique opportunity to view a huge variety of marine life in its natural habitat. We are recognised by the Royal Yachting Association and accredited members of the Wildlife Safe Operator Scheme.We are one of the very few dinghy schools operating on the open sea and offer a wonderful sailing experience. We set out to build a strong dinghy, easy to maintain and easy to use. We put twin wheels at the back to make handling on shore simple and built in a general purpose stainless steel handle.PRICES
All 2 day courses £150** per person:
2 day Level 1 Course (Keelboat or Dinghy)
2 day Level 2 Course (Keelboat or Dinghy)
2 day “Seamanship Skills” Course (Keelboat or Dinghy)
2 day “Day Sailing” Course (Keelboat or Dinghy)
2 day Level 2 Powerboat Course (exc. certificate) (Quicksilver Aluminium boat and/or Avon 4M RIB)Other Courses: 1 Day Level 1 Powerboat Course: £85 per person
2 Day Safety Boat Course: P.O.A.
Children’s sessions (about three hours for up to 5 children) £75 per group
(children must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian)Sailing trips:
Experience the fine sailing and abundant wildlife in St Brides Bay. Do as much or as little of the sailing as you wish. MCA coded with full safety equipment and RYA Yachtmaster skipper.
Achilles 24 (Up to 3 people) 3 hours – £70 One tide (about 5 hours) – £90 Full day – £120Hire:
Able and confident sailors are welcome to sail unaccompanied.
Dinghy hire £22 per hour (minimum 2 hours)
For more information visit www.solva.net/solvasailboats/

For a comprehensive listing of what to do in the area please visit the following websites –

www.visitpembrokeshire.com

www.stdavids.co.uk

www.solva.net

www.visitwales.co.uk