If you are looking for breath-taking scenery and quiet coastal paths, then Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for your glamping holiday. It is tucked away from the bustle of any city or fast-paced town in the remote region of South West Wales. There are beaches, National Parks and a rich variety of wildlife, all waiting to be enjoyed on your next holiday!
Nature and the Great Outdoors are waiting for you in Pembrokeshire, and with so many beautiful places to choose from, we thought we would put together a list of some of our favourites!
The award-winning Abereiddy beach is stunning, with the slate and sand found there giving the water an unforgettable deep blue colour. To the north of the beach is an unused quarry named Blue Lagoon, which is the perfect place for a swim after the sunshine has warmed the water. The lagoon can be seen filled with people once a year, as it has been one of the locations for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. For adrenaline junkies, it is a great spot for coasteering.
Barafundle Bay is unique, not only in its beauty, but that the only access to it is by foot. So be prepared if you are taking the whole family as it is at least half a mile walk from the car park to the coast. When you get there, you will find tranquillity, crystal clear waters and due to how isolated it is, the only views you have are of golden sands, water, dunes and trees – bliss!
Skomer Island sits just a mile away from Pembrokeshire, yet the difference in wildlife it attracts is drastic. Enthusiasts travel from all over the world to witness the diversity of animals and plants found there. The sheltered bays and exposed headlands are the perfect habitat for a variety of birds and there are plenty of observatories on the island. The stunning landscape is only improved by the residents that live there. Keep your eye out for the puffins, seals and birds of prey that are sure to make your trip unforgettable. The Skomer Island is a magnificent place to visit if you are looking to get back to nature and observe some of the wonders it has.
Nestled in a secluded valley in Pembrokeshire, you will discover Colby Woodland Gardens. There is plenty to explore here for the whole family so take the time during your glamping holiday to immerse yourself in the nature on offer. You will have peace and quiet on the woodland trails, whilst meandering past wild flower meadows, streams and ponds. You may even be lucky enough to spot an otter. The gardens make for a wild playground for children and adults with rope swings, tree climbing and den building all around the gardens. As you walk through, you will see a reminder of Pembrokeshire’s coal industry – there are mining entrances and an old mine track that leads to the nearby beach.
Part of getting back to nature involves you being active, healthy and most importantly – outside. Put on your walking boots and appreciate the spectacular views and postcard villages you will find on the circular walk of the St Davids Peninsular. The trail takes you on quiet paths, past wild mountain ponies and prehistoric monuments. You will pass through the city of St Davids, the smallest city in the UK, which is no larger than a village but was granted its status in the 16th century.
Pembrokeshire has it all when it comes to a diversity of wildlife and gorgeous views. It makes for the ideal place for your glamping holiday, to absorb yourself in the amazements of the natural world, it is secluded and unspoilt. The perfect relaxation destination.
Credit: Image: Deborah Tilley, under Creative Commons.