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Rated by National Geographic magazine experts as the second best coastline in the World. With 186 miles of magnificent and varied coastline and over 50 beaches, there’s plenty of space for everyone. Choose between lively Tenby and Saundersfoot. Or peaceful St Davids and Newport. Perfect for outdoor activities or just relaxing. With glorious beaches and a warm atmosphere, the Pembrokeshire town of Tenby is the home to the annual Ironman Wales event.

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THINGS TO DO IN Pembrokeshire

In this county in south west Wales you’ll discover Britain’s magnificent coastal National Park. Wooded estuaries give way to rugged cliffs, gorgeous golden beaches, natural rock formations and sea caves. Making this one of the most rewarding areas of coastline to explore in Britain. People love to visit for cosy country cottage breaks. They spend their days walking sandy stretches of coast or visiting beautiful islands such as Caldey Island. You won’t want to miss Britain's smallest city, St Davids, with its charming boutiques and cafes.


Discover Tenby's glorious beaches, a warm atmosphere and fine Victorian houses. Enjoy a spot of fishing or relax on Caldey Island. Visit the 15th century church, or take a walk along the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Find out the things to do to get the most enjoyment from your holiday in Tenby. Whether you're looking for the perfect beach for small children, or somewhere for adventure. One of Tenby's fantastic beaches will fit the bill. Take the little ones down to the safe Harbour Beach or use the easy access slipway to get down to Castle Beach.


Haverfordwest is the attractive and ancient county town of Pembrokeshire. As well as being the county’s administrative centre, Haverfordwest has a great variety of shops in the town and the outlying retail parks. The centre of Haverfordwest is dominated by the Western Cleddau that runs through the middle of the town and the castle that towers above it. In Elizabethan times, Haverfordwest was the second largest port in Wales and remained the main port in West Wales until the coming of the railway in 1853.

Milford Haven

Milford Haven developed as a whaling town in the late 17th century. due to its position sitting on the shores of the largest estuary in Wales and one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. It’s history is firmly connected to the sea. Navel dockyards, passenger liners, and a fishing fleet all pepper the town’s past. Milford Haven’s history can be dated back to the Vikings in 854. When chieftain Hubba wintered his fleet of 23 ships in the Haven. Since then Milford has been used in many a campaigns; Richard ll used Milford haven to launch his attacks on Ireland in 1399 so too did Cromwell and his army in 1649.


The Pembrokeshire coast is made up of high cliffs, large bays, small coves and estuaries backed by rolling pastures which are good for dairy farming. The interior of the county is dominated by the River Teifi and its valley of dairy and mixed farms. Sheep are kept on most farms, with the larger farms of the south of the county favouring breeds such as Clun Forest sheep, Suffolk sheep and Cheviot sheep, while in the north, the farms of the Preseli Hills are stocked with Welsh Mountain sheep.


You can take a train from London Paddington to Pembrokeshire via Swansea in around 4h 54m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria to Pembrokeshire once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £14 and the journey takes 6h 55m.