Adventures in Wild Wales
If you go down to West Wales this summer, you’re in for a big SURPRISE!
Family getaways in Wales are the stuff of holiday legend - with miles and miles of glorious coastline, stunning landscapes, and countless beautiful beaches to explore (or stumble across!). So, with limitless experiences to discover (and uncover), we’ve put together a list of our favourites, just for you!
And really, let's be honest, why would you want to be anywhere else?
Discover Secret Beaches
There’s a never-ending multitude of coves and sandy, secluded bays to explore in Wales. Head a little bit off the beaten track and you’ll be spoilt for choice for a picnic spot!
Try the remote stretches of the Marloes Peninsula, where you’ll find vast beaches like Marloes Sands and tiny coves like St Bride’s Haven that are just as uncluttered as each other. Some of our favourites include Nolton Haven and Swanlake Bay.
Check out the cliffs
Wales has 800 miles of coastal path to discover, with endless epic experiences and seascapes to survey along the way. There are rugged rocks, dramatic cliffs, hidden inlets, and pretty little harbours to hunt out - accompanied by tales of pirates, smugglers, and saints.
Wherever you choose to venture, you’re only ever an hour away from the coast - and in our opinion, you can’t beat exploring Wales by sea!
The 186-mile Pembrokeshire section covers the north, west, and south of the county - spot seabirds fluttering from clifftop nests and dolphins dancing in the waves in the distance.
.... or jump off one!
Adrenaline filled adventure awaits on the rugged, wild coast of Pembrokeshire!
Using a combination of scrambling, climbing, swimming, and jumping, you’ll ride waves, scale rough terrain and jump into blue waters, as you explore the coastline and caves that make up a shoreline shaped by the elements.
Invented in Pembrokeshire, coasteering is a can’t miss experience, providing thrill-seekers with a rush only wild nature can provide.
You’re never far from a quaint Welsh village, historic medieval town or bustling seaside resort in Pembrokeshire. From pretty market towns to coastal hamlets, our county is spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit that are still filled with community spirit.
So pack your bags and plan a road trip to picturesque stone villages with cost pubs, winding rivers and miniature harbours.
Climb a peak
While famous lofty peaks like Snowdon are easily accessible (and there’s the railway for those not keen on the trek), Wales is literally scattered with rolling countryside that offers panoramic views without schlepping up a mountain.
The Preseli Hills are a bit more forgiving, though still rise to 536m in the northern half of the Pembrokeshire range. They’re dotted with a few hamlets and villages but are mostly remote, wide-open moorland with an otherworldly feel. Try the short walk to Foel Eryr where the 360-degree panorama leads the eye across the sea to Ireland and Snowdonia on a clear day.
...or fly down one!
It’s no secret that here in Wales, we love our zip wires! With heart-pounding descents ready for thrill-seekers in wooded valleys, forest canopies, and old quarries.
Fly down Bluestone’s Steep Ravine valley on four adrenaline-pumping cables ranging from 60-250ft, while you ‘surf’ along the top of the forest. Take in the breathtaking views and enjoy a delicious barbecue feast afterwards at Camp Smokey, an outdoor restaurant in the heart of the forest!
Watch the wildlife
Wales’s rugged coastline is buzzing with wildlife, including red kites, falcons, and puffins out of the water and basking sharks, dolphins, and orcas in it.
Would you like to experience the local wildlife and explore the wild waters of Pembrokeshire like never before? Join us on our Celtic Deep adventure, heading out into deep open water to search for some mega marine animals. Taking the trip will give you a chance at meeting (and swimming with!) the oceans apex predator.
Embrace the surf
The thought of plunging into the Atlantic Ocean might seem like madness to some, but pull on your wetsuit, grab a board and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to try it. Get the little ones bodyboarding or book the whole family in for a lesson at popular surf school spots such as Freshwater West.
Overindulge on delicious food
From the simple beauty of buttered Pembrokeshire new potatoes to gastronomic creations that would grace the tables of high society, Wales is rapidly becoming a foodie destination!
Staying at Bluestone? Savour simple, seasonal, locally sourced food in a beautifully restored 19th century mill at Black Pool Mill, opening May 2023.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or treating yourself, our seasonal menus will entice and delight.
Trace Dylan Thomas' steps
A bit of a change of pace from surfing and coasteering but retracing the steps of Wales’ troubled poet is among some of the most rewarding experiences (particularly if your family holidays usually have a bit of education planned as standard).
Thomas toured much of Pembrokeshire - holidaying in St Dogmaels, performing in Tenby, taking visitors to St David’s, and taking trips to Fishguard and the Sailor’s Safety Inn in Pwllgwaeod. Solva was also a filming location for the 2014 version of his most famous work, Under Milk Wood.
(...and for an added bonus!)
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That's just a taster of what Wales has to offer, dive in - you might like it!