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10 places to picnic in Pembrokeshire

There are few greater pleasures in life than a successful picnic, it’s a countryside tradition! If you’ve never picnicked in Pembrokeshire before you’re in for a treat. Where else can you get such stunning views and great food? 

Basing yourself at Bluestone means you’re in easy reach of some of our beautiful county’s most picturesque spots, so here’s a few ideas of where to go for the best picnic of your life.

 

Barafundle Bay

Miles from Bluestone: 17 

Not shy of a picnic-related competition, Barafundle Bay was once dubbed “the best place in the UK for a picnic” by Country Life magazine. It’s regularly voted one of the best beaches in the world and if you want the ‘paradise island picnic’ experience, we can’t think of a better venue.

 

Bosherston Lily Ponds

Miles from Bluestone: 16 

An area of exquisite natural beauty, there are breath-taking views around every corner. You certainly won’t struggle to find an idyllic setting to lay down your picnic blanket and absorb the tranquil atmosphere beside the waterside on this immaculate estate.

 

Castle Hill, Tenby

Miles from Bluestone: 12

This convenient little spot is located just off the town centre of Tenby. Home to the Prince Albert memorial statue, this steep hill offers panoramic views of the surrounding beaches and will keep your sandwiches safe from the sand! 

 

Priory Bay, Caldey Island

Miles from Bluestone: 12 - plus a boat ride!

A picnic here will certainly make for an adventurous day out. To reach Priory Bay, you must first take a boat trip to Caldey Island! When you’ve finished exploring the delights of Caldey, you can settle down with your picnic and watch the boats come and go from the neighbouring shores of Tenby. 

 

Broad Haven South Beach

 Miles from Bluestone: 18 

A stunning beach that is framed by hills and greenery, Broad Haven South is easily accessible by car or via a relaxing walk from Bosherston Lily Ponds.

 

St Brides Haven Beach

Miles from Bluestone: 20

This sheltered, rocky cove is extremely popular with divers. Once you’ve finished your picnic, there are plenty of rock pools for you to head off and explore! 

 

Druidston Haven Beach

Miles from Bluestone: 17 

Accessible from the coastal path, this long and sandy beach is enclosed by cliffs and the perfect setting for a more secluded and private picnic.

 

Carew Castle

Miles from Bluestone: 17

If beaches aren’t your thing, why not try the surrounding areas of Carew Castle? There are amble spots for picnicking that serve up stunning views of this historical landmark. 

 

St Davids Cathedral

Miles from Bluestone: 25 

The perfect setting for a peaceful and relaxing picnic. It’s free to enter the grounds and possible to look inside the cathedral once you’ve finished admiring it from afar.

 

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Call in to Newton’s in the Village for your supplies before heading for one our our favourite patches between Carn Menyn and Pentre Ifan. With panoramic views of the Preseli Hills; it’s the perfect place for a picnic – and you don’t have to go anywhere near the car.

 

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