Pembrokeshire: a picture post from South West Wales – Part 2

Pembrokeshire: a picture post from South West Wales – Part 2

We have recently returned from a break in Pembrokeshire in South West Wales. This is the second part of a two part blog post.

I wrote in Part 1 how this trip was sort of finishing off our travel for the year, if you missed that post, you can go there with this link.

In that post I mentioned our last short break in the UK was back in March when we had stayed up in the Scottish Borders.

I also mentioned a couple of trips we did together to Poland and Hungary which were excellent along with the bike trips over on the motorbikes blog with info’ and pictures from trips to Ireland, Scotland and Spain/Portugal.

More places to visit

Earlier in the week we had visited Haverfordwest, Porthgain, Pembroke, Stackpole and the magnificent Barafundel Bay.

In the second  half of the week we headed for Tenby, Saundersfoot and Pendine Beach – all places we had been to before but all places that were well worth another visit.

Tenby is a really popular harbour town in south west Wales. During the main holiday season it’s lively bustling and busy. Of course it’s a different story in November but it’s no less of a decent place to wander around.

You will find pictures from Tenby in the gallery below (picture set one).

Saundersfoot is less that four miles down the coast from Tenby, so about 10 minutes or so in the car, and although much smaller than Temby it’s another pretty place to stop and spend some time at.

Childhood memories

There’s a lovely beach there to wander along and it’s a place that was a regular family holiday haunt of my wife’s’ when she was growing up.

It’s a small but tidy place and I would say its well worth a visit, although like Tenby popular and busy during the holiday season.

We also called to Pendine Beach another glorious (and big beach). It’s got quite a history with motorcycle and car races being staged there as well as the seven mile stretch of beach used for record breaking speed attempts.

There is a small museum at Pendine – The Museum of Land Speed and although closed during our visit, we have been there before and can recommend it as a worthwhile stop.

Picture set one

Clicking on any image will open the picture gallery. Images can be clicked or scrolled through.

A seriously pretty place

The last part of our stay saw us head for Narbeth.  Prior to this trip we had never heard of this place and to be honest only found it when driving back to our accommodation from our trip out to Tenby.

It’s a truly pretty place to visit with a wide range of quirky/one off sort of shops along with plenty of places to wander and browse as well as a good number of places to stop, sit and have a coffee. If you’re down that way it’s certainly worth stopping there for a wander.

And then to more or less finish our trip

After spending a couple of hours in Narbeth we headed back towards the coast at St Davids and then found a couple of quiet coves to look at and wander down to – before finishing off with a walk along the coastal path to the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy Bay.

Decent places to eat

We can definitely recommend The Sloop Inn  at Porthgain as somewhere to eat and drink. The Inn originally dates back to the 18th century and had significant modernisation in the late 1990s. Decent menu, decent beer and friendly so all the boxes ticked. Just across from The Sloop and overlooking Porthgain harbour is The Shed – a fish and chip bistro and another we would recommend along with The Sloop.

Picture set two

Pictures in this set are from Narbeth, St David’s coastal walks and the Blue Lagoon

As ever clicking on any image will open a picture gallery that can be clicked or scrolled through.

And finally

All in all we had an enjoyable week down in Pembrokeshire, if you’ve not seen that part of the country its worth going I doubt you would be disappointed. Next planned trip for us will be to the west coast of Scotland … but that’s not until next year.

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