Everyone knows that Pembrokeshire in the summer is absolutely glorious but this does mean that it becomes incredibly overcrowded with tourists. If you want to avoid the crowds and make the most of your stay we recommend coming to Pembrokeshire in September.
- The September weather
One of our favourite things about Pembrokeshire in September is the weather. There are still a lot of gloriously sunny days – and some rainy ones too, just the same as the summer. However, the sunny days aren’t quite as hot. This is wonderful because it means you can go out for the day and not have to hunt for shade or a cool place to relax.
- Fewer tourists
With the summer holidays over, families start to pack up and travel home. Leaving Pembrokeshire feeling somewhat deserted. No more crowded beaches, insanely busy restaurants or long traffic queues.
- The best time to see seals
Pembrokeshire in September is full of seals and their pups. More than 1000 Atlantic Grey seals are born in secluded coves and beaches off the coast path. Take a walk along the Pembrokeshire coast path and make sure to look down at the coves below to spot Atlantic Grey Seals and their brilliant white pups.
- Astounding time on the coast path
Atlantic Grey Seals aren’t the only wildlife you can spot in Pembrokeshire in September. You can also see rare birds such as choughs, skylarks and the stonechat. These birds carefully select stretches of the coastal heathland to make their home. Many other species, such as bats may also choose to hunt and forage along the coastline.
The coastline in September is truly magical, there is an abundance of wildlife to spot. There are wildflowers that adorn the coast path in many different vivid and rich colour palates. If you are lucky enough you may even be able to spot a dolphin or porpoise pod.
- Explore the small villages
Pembrokeshire in September means fewer crowds, so you’ll have plenty of space to explore small towns and villages. We love to explore and we think you will too! There are so many different places that have so much to offer.
Explore Broad Haven and Little Haven. There is just a two-minute drive from Broad Haven to Atlantic View and a two-minute walk over to Little Haven. Broad Haven has been known as a seaside resort since 1800, but little is known about the origins of the village. Broad Haven has a wonderful sandy beach that is perfect for a day out in September. Head over to Dale for a day out, it’s just a 16-minute drive from Atlantic View. It is the perfect place to explore, with a few local shops and a cafe or two and a pub as well, what more do you need?
- Sea Temperature is at its peak
The temperature of the sea in Pembrokeshire in September is perfect for some wild swimming. Before the sea temperature plummets for the winter give wild swimming a go. There are many health benefits of wild swimming too! Wild swimming can help to boost your immune system and brain power, improve circulation, reduce body pain and inflammation and much more. The rush of adrenaline and the euphoria you feel after a cold water swim is incredible and will keep you coming back for more.
- Perfect time for water sport activities
Pembrokeshire in September is one of the best months of the year to take part in watersports. Whether you want to try coasteering, surfing or kayaking, it is a perfect time. This is a combination of a few different things, the weather is still lovely and warm, the sea temperature is perfect and, the crowds have all gone home.
Want to explore the coastline up close? Coasteering is an amazing activity that will allow you to take a look at the Pembrokeshire coastline. Celtic Quest Coasteering, are a coasteering company that operates from Abereiddy which is a 35-minute drive from Atlantic View. The views around Abereiddy and the Blue Lagoon are spectacular and Celtic Quest Coasteering will help you explore them. Celtic Quest will ensure that each coasteering adventure is tailored to the groups abilities. The activities on the coasteering adventure are cliff jumping, rock hopping, scramble climbing and much more!
For more activities for your stay in Pembrokeshire in September follow our Facebook page, where we post regular updates, ideas and activities. You can also find some new ideas by taking a look at our blog page.