Pembrokeshire Coast - Holiday Destination of the Year

Published: Sunday 18th Mar 2018

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is unique in that it's the UK's only coastal National Park, and now it's also the Holiday Destination of the Year in the 2018 BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. We're not surprised with the accolade, as it's a firm favourite as a Welsh holiday destination, and it's lovely to see the area get the recognition it deserves. 

With seaside towns such as Tenby and Saundersfoot to explore, the UK's smallest city of St David's and beautiful coastal scenery, here's some of our top tips for visiting:

Tenby - Tenby is a bustling little town which really comes alive during the summer months as visitors from all over the UK and beyond come to enjoy the beaches, shops and Tenby atmosphere.

St David's - St Davids is Britains smallest city in terms of size and population. Visit the cathedral, head out on the coast path, or stroll around the cities shops and cafes. 

Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Explore a 186 miles of the coast path (part of the Wales Coast Path) which starts in St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south. Whether you're looking for a short walk or a challenge there's an option for you. 


Adventure activities - Pembrokeshire is a hive of activity, from coasteering, to surfing, to heading out at sea on a rib boat. Plenty of options to get your adrenaline levels pumping.

Food glorious food - food events are a big deal in Pembrokeshire including Pembrokeshire Fish Week and Narberth Food Festival. As well as the festivals on offer you'll also have plenty of options to sample locally sourced produce on your holiday. 

Where to stay? Now it's time to start planning and browse and book your Best of Wales Self Catering Accommodation.