Wintertime in Pembrokeshire is phenomenal and we think that everyone should see it. From the incredible scenery to the spectacular weather. Sometimes there’s nothing better than cuddling up with your loved ones and watching a storm pass. The time of year means that Pembrokeshire is pretty empty, with all the summer tourists gone home you are free to explore wherever you want whenever you want. There are so many incredible winter experiences you need to have at Atlantic View this winter. 

Beach to yourself

One of our favourite winter experiences is walking along the beach and realising you have the whole beach to yourself. There is something amazing about having a whole beach to yourself. Wrap up warm and take a wander down to Broad Haven Beach. The beach is only a five-minute walk away so it’s the perfect place to go for a quick winter stroll. Alternatively, you could drive over to Newgale Beach which takes less than twenty minutes. Bring a flask of hot chocolate with you to warm up after you stroll across the empty beach!

No one on the coast path

Another fabulous winter experience is being able to wander the coast path for hours without seeing a single soul. As the Pembrokeshire coast path sits right on the doorstep it would be a shame not to use it. Head North on the coast path for a wander over to Newgale, take in the incredible moody skies and weather-beaten coast as you go. Head South over to Martins Haven for an 11-mile hike and if you are too tired to walk back you can catch the Puffin Shuttle bus.  

Hot chocolate 

We all love a delicious cup of hot chocolate and it tastes even better in a cosy pub or cafe when the weather is wild outside. It is the perfect warming winter experience! An amazing cosy spot for a cup of hot chocolate is ​​The Bishops in St Davids. It is a thirty-minute drive away from Atlantic View and has a few parking spaces around the back of the pub. The hot chocolates here are divine and the pubs ceiling is covered in fairy lights which make the room feel magical. If you’re lucky you might even get a table next to the wood-burning fire. 

Sunday lunch

There’s nothing better than taking a brisk stroll along the chilly beach before going to have a delicious Sunday roast. It is one of our favourite winter experiences for sure! Head over to The Galleon Inn for an amazing roast with the most spectacular views. It takes less than five minutes to walk from Atlantic View to The Galleon Inn! You are able to see the whole of the beautiful Broad Haven beach from inside the pub. Another wonderful place to go to for Sunday lunch is The Haven Brasserie, which is less than a 15-minute drive from Atlantic View. There are so many different options available including vegan and vegetarian options. The restaurant overlooks the incredible Nolton Haven so you can enjoy your food with a spectacular view. 

With all of these incredible winter experiences in Pembrokeshire make sure you book your winter stay with us, it would be a shame to miss out. Take a look at our News page on our website and Facebook page for more ideas on what to do for your autumn holiday at Atlantic View. 

Autumn Wildlife Watch

Pembrokeshire is home to some incredible wildlife that you have to see, and in Autumn, everything becomes just a little bit more magical. Autumn makes all of the leaves on the trees change from bright greens to warm browns, reds and oranges. This change in colour makes all the views seem completely different. There are so many things for you to spot on your Autumn wildlife watch from Atlantic View. 

What Wildlife Can Be Spotted in Autumn?

Your Autumn holiday at Atlantic View is the perfect time to go on an autumn wildlife watch adventure. There are so many incredible animals and flora and fauna to be found. Try your luck in spotting travelling sea birds, Atlantic Grey seals, dolphins, porpoise and so much more. 

Where Can You Spot Seals? 

During the autumn Atlantic Grey seals will come ashore to give birth to their brilliant white pups. They can be spotted in many different secluded coves and beaches across the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Take a walk along the coast path and keep your eyes peeled, you never know what you might find. 

Take your binoculars and cameras with you to help you get a good look and capture the moment on your autumn wildlife watch. When watching the seals make sure you don’t get too close. If a mother seal sees you getting close to her pup she will abandon it. 

Where Can You Spot Porpoise? 

Porpoises can be spotted just off the coast of Pembrokeshire all year round. One of the best ways to spot porpoises is from the sea. So why not book a boat trip with Falcon Boats to kick off your autumn wildlife watch, it is just a thirty-minute drive from Atlantic View. The boat trip will also help you spot puffins, shearwaters, dolphins, whales, seals, jellyfish, and much more!

Where Can You Spot Dolphins?

Just like porpoises, dolphins can be spotted all year round but are easiest to spot during the months of June to October. They can be spotted when walking around the Pembrokeshire Coast Path but again are easier to spot out at sea. Take a Dolphin and Whale Voyage with Voyages Of Discovery for your best chance to spot any dolphins. Dolphins are something you just have to see on your autumn wildlife watch. 

Can You Spot sea birds?

Another fun thing to look out for on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is sea birds. When you go out onto the Pembrokeshire Coast Path make sure you take your binoculars with you to help you get a closer look at the seabirds. There are many seabirds you can spot on the coast such as gannets, peregrine falcons, choughs, shearwaters, ravens, guillemots, razorbills and much more. 

What else can you spot? 

Still looking to see more incredible animals? You’re in the right place! Every year Pembrokeshire is lucky enough to attract incredible creatures. This includes orcas, blue whales, blue sharks, basking sharks, turtles, various colourful jellyfish and Risso’s dolphins. 

 

With all of this incredible wildlife to spot this autumn, it would be a shame to miss out. Make sure you book your Autumn stay with us to go on an autumn wildlife watch of your own. Take a look at our News page on our website and Facebook page for more ideas on what to do for your autumn holiday at Atlantic View.