We are local to the area, and having grown up here we know the area as well as anyone. On this page are some of our favourite places to visit in Pembrokeshire that you may not find on Trip Advisor or anywhere else!
The Kook-a-ba is an Australian themed restaurant in the village of Saundersfoot, a 5 minute drive from Habititabities. They serve everything from a locally sourced Sirloin to a kangaroo steak, with everything in between! The large yet still delicious serving sizes are what make this restaurant so popular for tourists and locals alike, and is busy even through the winter months, so booking in advance is recommended.
This restaurant, hidden away in the Preseli Hills in north Pembrokeshire, is a big favourite of ours due to the fact it’s maintained its originality over the years, and remains one of the traditional Welsh restaurants in Pembrokeshire – and the food is outstanding. Due to the now-closed slate quarries to the north of the village, there was a railway line connecting this remote part of Wales to the rest of the UK, making the village a thriving and diverse community – the history of which is still celebrated (pic). The staff and local regulars all speak Welsh here, which make Tafarn Sinc perfect for a traditional Welsh experience.
Tenby boasts 3 beaches: North, South and Castle, all 3 of which are among the most beautiful in the world. North Beach, with the 50ft Goscar Rock in the middle, gives sunbathers a perfect view of the town that you see on the postcards, with the harbour, multicoloured buildings lining the cliffs, and Castle Hill all forming the bay surrounding it. There is also plenty of fun to be had on this beach, with Tenby Water Sports offering jet-skiing, kayaking and inflatable riding (banana boats, donuts etc). Castle Beach is located just beyond the shadow of St. Catherine’s island, the home of a fortress dating back to the Napoleonic era. The mile-long south beach, backed onto by sand dunes, gives a great view of Caldey Island and Giltar Point. All 3 beaches have golden sands and are famed for their beauty and cleanliness.
‘Fresh West’, located 18 miles from Tenby near the village of Castlemartin, is not only one of the best beaches in Pembrokeshire, it has also been deemed beautiful by several film directors, being used as a filming location for several blockbusters including Robin Hood and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The beach also regularly plays host to several surfing tournaments such as the Welsh National Surfing Championships.
Barafundle Bay is regularly voted as one of the best beaches in the world by leading travel guides. It’s located 22 miles from Tenby, and due to the fact it’s only reachable via a walk through woodland, it remains unspoilt by unnecessary development to the land surrounding it.
There is a cafe and car park at the start of the path meaning it is still fairly accessible despite its remote location.
“Think climbing, scrambling, cliff jumping, swimming and whole load of adrenalin. That’s coasteering. The awe inspiring coastline of Pembrokeshire provides the ideal venue for this exhilarating adventure event where you’ll find yourself swimming into sea caves, climbing up through natural rock arches, and flinging yourself from towering vertical rock faces.
Coasteering in Pembrokeshire is open to everyone over the age of eight, be they swimmers or non swimmers and to all ability levels. The qualified coasteering guides will tailor your coasteer session to suit you, your family, or your group. Kitted out in a toasty warm wetsuit, helmet and buoyancy aid, you’ll be ready to take on ‘The Toilet’ and ‘The Washing Machine’. If it’s a winter coasteer, often gloves, a hood and socks are provided so there’s no excuse! Pembrokeshire’s coasteering guides are all highly qualified and have an intimate knowledge of our coastline. Coasteering is a dangerous activity so the best way to stay safe is to make sure you book with one of our listed coasteering providers. Just bring along your inner dare-devil and have the time of your life.”
“The Pembrokeshire coast is best known for its footpath, which winds its way around the magnificent bays and spectacular headlands of the only coastal National Park in Britain.
The 186 mile, 299km trek is a strenuous undertaking if you want to complete it from start to finish, you'll need 10 to 15 days. But most people walk a section at a time always vowing to return and complete the whole path.
The introduction of the coastal bus services has made it easier to walk the coast path without the need to retrace your steps or take two cars.
As you head away from the coast, a patchwork of footpaths and bridleway unfold across Pembrokeshire, leading you up hills, through ancient woodlands and down into quiet valleys showing you a side of Pembrokeshire most people don’t see. These routes are just as spectacular as those on the coast.
If you need an accessible path, whether it is for a pushchair, wheelchair or scooter, you won’t miss out on Pembrokeshire’s beauty. Walking Pembrokeshire and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park have been working hard to make Pembrokeshire accessible to all including coastal and woodland walks.
Armed with your camera, and a packed lunch, you’ll be guaranteed beautiful photographs and lasting memories.”
“For a small county, Pembrokeshire manages to pack in 8 courses; links and parkland.
Pembrokeshire has an outstanding coastline making the links courses even more memorable with breath-taking panoramic views; perfect to distract you if your round’s not going so well.
If you're looking for a links course Tenby is a championship venue and the oldest affiliated club in Wales; St David’s City Golf Club, located just outside the UK's smallest city overlooks Whitesands beach; and Newport Links, and recently extended to 18 holes overlooking the stunning Newport Bay.
Pembrokeshire’s parkland courses aren’t to be out done in the location stakes, with stunning views to the Preseli Hills and across the Milford Haven estuary; Priskilly Forest, Trefloyne Manor (just outside Tenby), Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and South Pembrokeshire (near Pembroke) provide golfers with great choice.”
For more information on activities to do in Pembrokeshire visit http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/activities-adventure