Things to Do in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales..!!!

Things to Do in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales..!!!

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Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the heaven for hiker. It is the only national park in the UK entirely located by the sea-coast. If you love long walk into the wild untouched nature, this is the place for you and if you hate walking you would probably fall in love with walking…!! I got an opportunity to spend four days in the beautiful place and got some amazing experience.

Below I am giving an account of activities I did  and list of pretty much the main attractions of the place.

In my previous post I described how I got in the park.

My stay: 

I stayed in The City Inn in St. Davids. Conveniently located just beside the one of the main bus stoppage and also opposite to a supermarket. The guesthouse was nice with spacious room well furnished with wooden interior and a huge bathroom.  The room was quite clean and recently renovated.  The guest house has a Bar and also serve food for lunch and dinner and no complain about the complementary breakfast.

Things to do…. 

1. Coastal long-long walk:

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Probably the best thing you can do is to enjoy long-long walk in the middle of wilderness.  With the crushing sound of the sea over rocky stone and isolated surroundings will definitely  give you special feelings. Paths are well maintained and may surprise you with beautiful flowers or herd of curious grazing sheep.

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I would recommend to wear waterproof comfortable shoe as you may encounter mud in some places and also to carry water and snacks as you may not see any sign of civilization for long..!!! I think carrying physical guide map or offline map may be helpful as well as you may not get network connection.

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Finally, if you feel tired just take a break from walking, manage a comfortable seat on the rock and enjoy the untainted nature.

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2. Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy

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A must visit spot in the national park. I was so excited to see the blue Lagoon as I had never seen a lagoon before, and it did not disappoint me. The place is accessible by public transit from St. David if you are not driving.  You can enjoy coasteering  or simple sea bath here.

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Thanks to these loving soul for giving pose for the picture

I would recommend to visit this place early in the morning before it gets crowded. I did what I liked the most..!! sitting and watching..!!!

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 3. Whitesands Beach

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Spend your day in lazy mood. Keep some time in your hand and enjoy sea bath in summer days. The beach is easily accessible by car and there is a paid parking. There is also a bus runs from St. David. The beach has washroom facility and a cafe. It is a supervised beach in season.

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4. St. David’s Head

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A nice walk from Whitesands beach. Worth visiting this place. You can get a comprehensive view of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park coastline. This headland is considered the southern limit of the Irish Sea in Wales. You will definitely enjoy the windy path and there is also a hidden beach.
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5. Porthgain

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It’s a small harbour town with some restaurants and place to chill out..! There are few old architectures as well.

6. St. Davids

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Visit St. Davids, the United Kingdom’s smallest city. Nice place to spend you evening here. St. Davids has some good traditional restro-bar like Farmers Arm, The Bishops, St. Davids Kitchen etc and if you love Indian food pay a visit to Saffron. Believe me they have delicious food. Beside good food the main attraction of the city are:

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St Davids Cathedral– Built in 12th century  from dusky purple sandstone, It is one of Wales’ most iconic religious sites.

St Davids Bishops Palace- This is a ruined medieval palace located opposite to St Davids Cathedral. It is one of the most important ecclesiastical sites in Wales.

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Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery and Visitor Centre- Nice place to spend some time here too.

7. Island Boat Trip

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Another exciting activity to do. There are companies conducting various trips depending on season and its worth check out. For detail information check here.

I would recommend to book the trip in advance as there may be high demand of tickets. Beside enjoying the beautiful island, seals, puffins you can also revise your knowledge of geology..!!

8. Newgale

Another place I would recommend is Newgale, It is a village with a three-mile stretch of beach in the parish of Roch.

9. Strumble Head Lighthouse- I could not visit this place as public bus runs two days a week and my schedule did not match with that but its worth visiting…!! May be one of my excuse for come back again..!! 

10. Coasteering

If you are a adventurous type of person, it worth trying coasteering here. There are professional guides who can help you. Check this out.

 

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