Make a Splash This Summer with Our Top Water Activities

Blue Lagoon Bluestone

Every family summer holiday should involve water! Swimming, beaches, waterparks, surfing or kayaking - the best holidays make a splash.

Whether you want to get as wet as possible or just soak up the sun somewhere near the water, we’ve rounded up the best ways to cool off in the sunshine in Pembrokeshire this summer.

Bluestone has plenty of water-based activities at our resort but there are limitless options along Wales’ beautiful coastline as well - so make the most of summer and get exploring.

Blue Lagoon waterpark

Blue Lagoon Bluestone

The Blue Lagoon is free to all our guests (unlimited entry as well) and a great way to start your holiday at Bluestone. It doesn’t really matter what time of year you visit us, as the Blue Lagoon is balmy all year round but it’s perfect in summer for cooling off.

There’s an outdoor patio to soak up the sun, a lazy river to bob around on and a relaxing heated bubble pool to take a dip in.

Inside, take your wild water adventures to the next level in a subtropical environment complete with a spine-tingling selection of slides and flumes to zoom down. Plus, if you visit during the school holidays you can take the plunge until 9pm when our summer opening hours start.

Blue Lagoon Interior

There’s plenty for the little ones as well. The water park is suitable for all ages and abilities and there are shallow areas to build your confidence in. Nippers Cove is dedicated to Under 5s, and is perfect for splashing about away from the main pool.

Refuel at the Blue Lagoon Cafe or Fish Shack, making sure to sample some of the locally-made ice cream.

Swim at the beach

Barafundle Beach

Pembrokeshire beaches are the stuff of legend - a countless collection of hidden coves, long family-friendly stretches of sand and watersport havens.

Our beaches are simply world class, with a tremendous 47 of them designated as Blue Flag beaches - reflecting their cleanliness, quality and facilities.

There are plenty just a short drive from Bluestone and some of our favourite days are spent jumping in the waves at Broad Haven, building sandcastles at Tenby or exploring the rock pools at Little Haven.

Whichever beach you choose you’ll have a great day but it’s worth doing a little bit of research to make sure it’s suitable for what you’re after. Our guide to the best beaches near Bluestone is good place to start.

If you want to have a relax and a paddle, then you can’t go wrong with a quick trip to Barafundle (pictured above), Tenby, Broad Haven, Marloes Sands or Freshwater West.

Bodyboarding and surfing

For budding young bodyboarders, the surf schools around the Pembrokeshire coast are brilliant, especially at the beaches where the waves are a little more manageable.

Try a trip up to Pembrokeshire’s west coast where beaches such as Newgale and Whitesands Bay are especially superb. A little closer to Bluestone, Freshwater West is popular with surfers because of it’s long, high waves and just down the road you can expect big, burly waves at Broad Haven.

There are plenty of outlets around the coast where equipment such as wet suits, surf boards and all the other paraphernalia is readily available, and most of the popular surfing beaches themselves have the gear to hand.

The Bluestone Lake


A little more sedate than the Pembrokeshire waves but no less fun - there’s a whole host of activities for water babies at our lake.

Watersports meets wildlife at our lake where you can splash around in our Family Raft Wars, potter about paddleboarding or learn to master the Welsh Coracle.

It’s a great place to gather the family while being surrounded by wildlife - from the ducks and ducklings who call the Lake home to the frogs often found hopping around it. Next door to the Lake is the Ranger HQ where our Bluestone Rangers can learn all about how we nurture the wildlife on our resort.



There’s nothing quite like coasteering, the sport pioneered in Pembrokeshire that can appear like a mad scramble along the coastline jumping off cliffs, climbing rocks and swimming through secret coves.

If you’re a family looking for adventure this summer holiday then it really ought to be on your bucket list. Try it in St David’s with TYF, the organisation who founded it and be safe with the experts!

The Pembrokeshire coast is the perfect playground for the sport and you’ll get to discover every creek, cove, cave, cliff, rock and beach which normally only the seals and the boats explore.

Spa time

Well Spa guests

Our Well Spa Retreat might not be a thrill seeking aquatic adventure but for mum and dad it’s a much-needed moment of relaxation after days spent zooming the flumes, riding the waves and conquering the Lake.

Discover our hydrotherapy pool, award-winning thermal suite and fabulous treatments. The spa draws its inspiration from the salty seas of the Pembrokeshire coast and spring waters that bubble from the Welsh mountains to create an oasis of calm and tranquility.

Fancy an aquatic adventure this summer? Discover more about our summer breaks here

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