Pembrokeshire Places to Visit in Autumn

By Kathryn Slade St Davids Cathedral Pembrokeshire

There is something really special about autumn time. The leaves turn golden, the air is crisp and the evenings are shorter meaning you feel less guilty about wanting to put your pyjamas on early!

Why not book a break to Bluestone and enjoy all that Pembrokeshire has to offer this autumn. With over 50 beaches to discover and miles of countryside you might think that a short break won’t give you enough time to explore!

To help you out we have picked five of our favourite Pembrokeshire places to get you started so that you can be sure you’ll get to see the best of what our county has to offer.

St David’s Cathedral

25 miles from Bluestone is Britain’s smallest city. St David’s might be little but it is packed with charm and beautiful scenery! The Cathedral was founded by the Welsh Patron Saint and it is still regarded as a very special place, there is a saying that ‘Two pilgrimages to St David’s are equal to one to Rome and three pilgrimages equal  one to Jerusalem’.

Bosherston Lily Ponds

The famous lilies may have disappeared for the year but the ponds are just as beautiful all year. It’s a 16 mile drive from Bluestone but you’ll feel like you have been transported to a different world when you set out on the path and then emerge on to the golden sands of Broad Haven South. Be sure to keep an eye out for Otters around the ponds at this time of year.

Lily Pond

28 miles North West of Bluestone is the little hamlet of Abereiddi, pebbles and dark sand made of crushed grey slate form the little beach. A short walk around the coast path reveals the breathtaking Blue Lagoon where the same slate gives a brilliant deep blue colour to the water in the old quarry. The headland here is perfect for spotting seals in the autumn.

St Govan’s Chapel

Pembrokeshire is the setting for some fantastic myths and legends. My personal favourite is the story of St Govan’s Chapel which is located 19 miles from Bluestone. The story goes that on his way to Wales from Ireland Govan was set upon by pirates. He headed for the coast where the cliff opened up before him leaving a gap just big enough for him to hide in until the pirates left. He set up his home in this place and his chapel is now built upon this spot. When you go down the steps make a note of how many you count and then do the same on the way back up, rumor has it you will never get to the same number.

St Govan's Chapel
Newgale Beach

If you are looking for a beach of epic proportions look no further than Newgale which is 18 miles west of Bluestone. With 2 whole miles worth of golden sands it is the perfect beach for blowing away the cobwebs in the autumn. You are sure to get a beautiful photo here to remember your break to Pembrokeshire by as well!

Newgale Moon
Now you know what you can discover, take a look at our luxurious accommodation where you can relax, unwind and recharge. We also offer over 100 activities on our resort so you needn’t leave the park if you fancy the ultimate retreat.

Discover something new this autumn with a break to Bluestone National Park Resort; you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find!

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Why Visit Bluestone this Autumn

We love autumn at Bluestone and we’re already dreaming about crunching leaves under our feet, jumping in puddles, cwtching up in our favourite jumper and toasting marshmallows round the Camp Smokey fire. Here's just a few things you can enjoy during yout break this October and September!