Embark on a memorable summer adventure in Pembrokeshire!

With its stunning coastal landscapes and charming towns, this region promises an unforgettable experience. Broad Haven and Little Haven are charming coastal villages known for their stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and picturesque landscapes. While they are relatively small communities, they offer a variety of pubs and restaurants where visitors can enjoy delicious food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere.

In Broad Haven, you’ll find The Galleon Inn. It is a cozy pub located right by the beach, offering hearty meals and a selection of drinks to enjoy while taking in the scenic views. Their menu often includes dishes like fish and chips, burgers, and comforting pub favorites.
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pizzas, pastas, and other Italian-inspired dishes in a relaxed setting. It’s a popular choice for families and couples looking for a casual dining experience.

In Little Haven, you’ll find quaint pubs and eateries serving up fresh seafood, traditional Welsh dishes, and more. One popular spot is The Swan Inn, a traditional pub with a warm ambiance and a menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Visitors often rave about their seafood dishes and hearty pub classics. Another notable option is The Castle Inn, which offers a welcoming atmosphere and a menu that highlights both Welsh and international cuisine. It’s a great place to enjoy a meal after a day of exploring the village and its surroundings.

The Lobster Pot is situated in the picturesque village of Marloes, which is known for its stunning coastal scenery. The pub offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the nearby beaches or enjoying a walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. As the name suggests, seafood is a specialty at The Lobster Pot, with fresh, locally sourced ingredients featuring prominently on the menu. Visitors can expect delicious dishes such as freshly caught fish and seafood platters, as well as a selection of other traditional pub fare and locally brewed ales.

Travelling further around the coast to Dale, The Griffin Inn is a renowned establishment that’s highly regarded for its warm hospitality, delicious food, and scenic location. Dale is a picturesque village located on the shores of the Milford Haven Waterway, making it a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike.

The Brook Inn in St Ishmaels is another popular pub in the area, known for its friendly atmosphere and hearty home-cooked meals. It is a traditional country pub with a cosy interior and a large beer garden, perfect for enjoying a drink in the sunshine during the warmer months. The pub serves a range of classic pub dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, including steaks, burgers, and pies, as well as a selection of real ales and ciders.

Overall, Pembrokeshire offers a selection of pubs and restaurants where visitors can enjoy good food, friendly service, and the charming atmosphere of these idyllic coastal villages.

When planning your summer getaway in Pembrokeshire, choose Atlantic View cottages in Broad Haven for a cozy, modern retreat. Each of our newly developed cottages offers seaside vistas from large glass-fronted living spaces so that you can enjoy this spectacular stretch of coastline from the comfort of your holiday accommodation.

This summer, secure your piece of paradise in peaceful Pembrokeshire by booking early with us at Atlantic View cottages. Don’t miss out on creating unforgettable memories in this beautiful coastal haven!

Amazing flowing coastlines, fabulous rolling countryside, traditional seaside towns, historical attractions and plenty of fine dining experiences makes Pembrokeshire one of the most picturesque holiday destinations in the UK.

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When booking your romantic break or family getaway at Atlantic View, rest assured we have the luxury, home comforts arranged and ready for your arrival, so the only planning you need to do is your days out and dining.

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Whether you would like to dine in or out, we have many recommendations from around the county. We are incredibly lucky that there are so many fabulous restaurants with such talented chefs within Pembrokeshire. Here are some of our favourites for you to choose from:

Blas restaurant, Twr y Felin Hotel, St Davids – 3 AA Rosette Restaurant – The Blas restaurant is based in the Twr y Felin Hotel in the City of St Davids. ‘Blas’ meaning taste in Welsh serves creative, flavour filled lunches, afternoon tea and dinner. The team look forward to welcoming you with a ‘Croeso Cynnes Cymreig’ – Warm Welsh Welcome. To find out more details and to book a table – www.blasrestaurant.com

Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot – 3 AA Rosette Restaurant – The Coast Restaurant is a bold statement of modern architecture, situated on the golden sands of Coppet Hall beach, overlooking the rolling waves. The freshest, local ingredients are thoughtfully crafted and paired with wonderful wines from the cellar. For more details and to make a reservation, click here – www.coastsaundersfoot.co.uk/

Dulse at Ty Milford Waterfront – Ty Hotels are part of the Celtic Collection, with Ty Milford Waterfront being the latest edition. Dulse is the new, vibrant, must-try destination for dishes consisting of the highest quality local produce and pure freshness from the Pembrokeshire Coast. To book a table, click here – www.ty-hotels.com/destinations/milford-waterfront/dining/

 

The Fernery at The Grove Hotel Narberth – 4 AA Rosette Restaurant – The Fernery restaurant was opened in 2018, they hold 4 AA Rosettes and sits within the 5 AA red-star Grove of Narberth Hotel. They focus on using the highest quality, seasonal produce and create beautiful dishes for a crafted experience for all diners. Click here to find out more details – www.ferneryrestaurant.co.uk/

Brasserie & Restaurant at The Wolfscastle Country Hotel – 2 AA Rosette Brasserie – Enjoy either lunch or dinner at The Brasserie, where they strive to use the freshest local produce to provide the ultimate dining experience. The menu is creatively designed to ensure diners are treated to the tastiest and most nutritious dishes. Click here to make a reservation – www.wolfscastle.com/restaurant/

 

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Pembrokeshire, located in the beautiful southwest corner of Wales, offers a wide range of attractions and natural beauty. Here are the top five reasons to visit Pembrokeshire this summer:

  1. Beautiful Coastal Scenery: Pembrokeshire is renowned for its stunning coast path, with the unique cliffs, golden beaches, and hidden coves. Whether you’re a keen hiker or simply looking for a peaceful seaside escape, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offers beautiful views, picturesque trails, and opportunities for spotting the local wildlife. 
  2. Charming Towns and Villages: Pembrokeshire is home to numerous charming towns and villages that offer a warm welcome and the opportunity to experience the local culture. Tenby is particularly popular among visitors, with its colourful houses, narrow streets, and beautiful beaches. Other picturesque places to explore include Fishguard, St Davids, and Narberth, each with their own unique character and attractions.
  3. Outdoor Activities: The region offers an array of activities, including coasteering, surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, rock climbing, and much more. Pembrokeshire provides an excellent backdrop for adventurous pursuits with its clear waters and varied terrain. With Broad Haven and Little Haven beaches on our doorstep, there is literally no stopping you!
  4. Wildlife and Nature: The Pembrokeshire Coastline is teeming with wildlife, including dolphins and porpoises playing in the waves, Atlantic Grey seals birthing on our shores, and a wide variety of rare birds such as choughs, skylarks and the stonechat choose the coastal heathland to make their home. You can embark on a boat trip to see the wildlife up close or explore the nature reserves and islands within our county, such as Skomer Island, which is famous for its puffin colonies.
  5. Historic Sites: Pembrokeshire boasts a wealth of historical and cultural sites. St Davids Cathedral, situated in the smallest City in Britain, is a notable landmark renowned for its stunning architecture. Pembroke Castle, a medieval fortress, is another must-visit attraction that offers a glimpse into the region’s past. Exploring these sites allows you to delve into Pembrokeshire’s rich heritage.

These are just a few highlights of why Pembrokeshire is a fantastic destination to visit this summer. Our County has something for everyone to enjoy!

Book your stay at Atlantic View for your perfect break in Pembrokeshire

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Planning your Summer Holidays in Pembrokeshire with the kids can be a lot of fun, as there are plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy!

We will provide the perfect summer break for the whole family. At Atlantic View, we offer three luxurious holiday cottages and one prestigious penthouse apartment, overlooking the Blue flag Broad Haven beach. Each of our newly developed cottages offers seaside vistas from large, glass-fronted living spaces, so that you can enjoy this spectacular stretch of coastline, from the comfort of your holiday accommodation.

Here are some summer activities to consider in Pembrokeshire:

Visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – The national park offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and wildlife watching. During the summer holidays, there may be guided walks and family-friendly events available.

 

free days outExplore the beaches – Pembrokeshire has some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Kids will love building sandcastles, exploring rock pools, and playing in the waves. Some beaches also offer surfing and paddle boarding lessons in the summer holidays.

Visit Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo – Folly Farm is a popular attraction for families in Pembrokeshire. It features a wide range of animals, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. During the summer holidays, there may be additional events and activities such as feeding the sloths.

Take a boat trip to Skomer Island – Skomer Island is home to a large colony of puffins, as well as other seabirds and seals. During your stay with us, there may be boat trips available to the island, allowing you to get up close to the wildlife.

Explore the castles – Pembrokeshire has several historic castles to visit, including Pembroke Castle, Carew Castle, and Manorbier Castle. Kids will love exploring the ruins and learning about the history of the area.

Overall, Pembrokeshire offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, wildlife watching, and family-friendly fun during the summer holidays.

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Half term is the perfect time to enjoy holidays in Pembrokeshire.  It’s not as crowded as the summer months, and autumn and spring are lovely times to see this stunning coastal county in all its natural glory.  October sees the end of seal season, where you’ll find inquisitive young pups bobbing around their pupping beaches, getting used to their human neighbours.  And Easter is when Pembrokeshire emerges from winter with gorse and heather springing from every hedgerow and the red kites put on displays over rolling fields.

Don’t just take our word for it, though.  From Atlantic View, there are plenty of fun things for all the family to do during your holidays in Pembrokeshire.  From little ones to not-so-little ones, this picture-perfect area of the UK is packed with activities and adventures.  Here are some for you to try out during your stay with us.

Splash out!

Think the sea might be too cold in October?  Think again!  It’s had all summer to roll in and out over hot sand, making October the perfect month to have a swim.  On average, the sea temperature in October is 15 Celcius, which is the same as it would be in June and July.  So, there are no excuses!

Why not try these water activities?

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Surfing:

The wild coastline of St Bride’s Bay offers fantastic waves and draws surfers from all over the world to its tumultuous shores.  Why not pop into Haven Sports in Broad Haven to hire or buy your family some surfboards and wet suits?  They’ll make sure you’re well prepared for a splashing time!

If you’d rather have instructors for your wet adventures, then give Dragon Activity Guides a call.  They do everything from surfing lessons on Broad Haven beach to Pembrokeshire’s original watersport, coasteering along the cliffs of this stunning coastline.  Suitable for most age groups (coasteering is not for toddlers), these guys also offer a BBQ package so that you can enjoy fresh seafood pulled from the very waters you spent your day in!

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If you’d rather be on the sea than in it, then why not book one of the popular boat trips?  Suitable for all the family, trips leave from St Justinians and St Martin’s Haven and traverse the beautiful coastline as well as its popular islands; Skomer, Skokholm and Ramsey, and even out to Grassholm and beyond!  Dale Sailing offer trips from St Martins Haven, south of Atlantic View, whereas if you head north to St Justinians, you’ll find multiple operators including Falcon Boats who will take you to visit the seals, porpoise and thousands of sea birds who call these shores home.

One of the biggest advantages of staying at Atlantic View is your proximity to the sea!  You’re a mere 300 metres’ walk away, giving you plenty of opportunities to dip your toes in the water whenever you like!

Go back in time

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It’s not all about the coastline here, although it is dotted with many historical remnants of Pembrokeshire’s fascinating past.  You’ll notice the undulating ramparts of several iron age forts dotted along the coast path, but if your kids prefer their castles more intact, then there are several great examples to choose from during your holidays in Pembrokeshire!

Carew Castle is a half-hour drive from Atlantic View and is quite a sight to behold.  Sitting on a large tidal millpond, it’s open to the public to view its 2,000-year-old ramparts and learn its history hands-on with activities for children such as storytelling and being a knight for the day!

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It would be a travesty to come to Pembrokeshire and not visit its most famous castle, the Tudor-dynasty’s home castle at Pembroke.  Pembroke castle was built in around 1093, chosen for its defensive position facing the bay at Milford Haven.  But it’s most well-known for being the birthplace of Henry Tudor who would later be known as Henry VII.  With guided tours, exhibits and events all year round, Pembroke castle and the surrounding town has plenty to keep the whole family occupied.

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For a more immersive day out, it’s worth the 40-minute drive north to the incredible Castell Henllys.  This reconstructed iron age fort sits on the site of an original settlement and is its only kind in Wales.  Travel back in time with interactive exhibitions and talk to Celtic inhabitants who will tell you the history of the roundhouses.  Train as a warrior (complete with warpaint), watch woodmen carve or try your hand at archery – there’s so much to do, and with a café on-site, it’s all set up for a really fascinating day out.

Get back to nature

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The main reason that people flock to Pembrokeshire is that it’s completely unspoiled, leaving you to have wild adventures in one of the most beautiful national parks in the world.

A short drive away from your holiday accommodation you’ll find Bosherston Lily Ponds, which are located on the old Stackpole Court estate and are now managed by the National Trust.  The beautiful 2-mile round walk circumnavigates the lakes, taking you out to Broadhaven South beach and back along the nature reserve.  These lakes and walks were created by the Cawdor family in 1760 and are popular with locals and tourists to this day.

If your children are more into Harry Potter than toad on lily pads, then head over to Freshwater West.  You may recognise it as the resting place of Dobby the House Elf – the famous scenes of the sweeping beach and its shell house were filmed here.  This is a fantastic place for a windswept walk, and don’t forget to try the famous lobster roll from Café Mor, the most delicious beach food venue in Wales.  It’s a must!

And while Pembrokeshire is famous for its stunning coastline, let us now forget about its sturdy spine, the Preseli Hills.  Shrouded in mystery and immortalised in Welsh folklore, these hills are said to be the resting place of King Arthur and are the origin of the bluestone used to construct the outer circle of Stonehenge.  For the best views across Pembrokeshire, why not take a picnic and climb Foel Eryr, its tallest peak, or the fantastically named Angel Mountain, or Carn Ingli, high above the beautiful village of Newport?

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For information about family attractions such as visiting the only giraffes in Wales or one of the tallest wooden rollercoasters in Britain, please take a look at our blog “Five family attractions in Pembrokeshire”.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook too for updates and information to help make your holidays in Pembrokeshire as memorable as possible.