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A holiday cottage in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park
Our holiday cottage is perfectly base to explore Pembrokeshire and all it has to offer.
With Britain’s only coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire is a great holiday destination. Rugged cliffs beautiful beaches and abundance of wildlife make it the perfect location all year round.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, at 186 miles stretches from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth. You might not want to do all of it but short sections of it will allow you to soak up some of the true beauty of the coastline.
If you like walking it might be worth checking out ‘The National Trust’s top 10 Pembrokeshire walks’ as featured in the Guardian. This includes the Marloes peninsula walk at 5 miles which is great but omits the Dale peninsula walk at 6.8 miles which actually might be better as it takes in St Annes head and everyone loves a light house.
There is loads to do in Pembrokeshire no matter if you are a thrill seeker or want to relax. You won’t be dissapointed.
A great destination for all the family with plenty of attractions and events.
If you fancy leaving the car and walking from the cottage but want to get back again. You will need to know what buses are available. Although remote Dale still has a bus service and the Puffin Bus that runs along the coast stops at Marloes. If you want more information on the buses yo need to visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website
Link and Recommendations
Here are some of our favourite places in Pembrokeshire to try and give you some ideas of stuff you can do and see while you stay at Waters Edge.
Dolphins whales and much more
The Sea Trust based in Fishguard run survey boat trips form Neyland a few miles from Water’s edge. The trust uses the money it makes from these trips to subsidies the cost of the surveys. You would need to contact them to see if they have a survey planned and bear in mind you will probably be out all day. However it is a great way to see the Pembrokeshire marine mammals in the company of the experts. The trips are around 8-9 hours and cost £90 pp.
St Brides Haven
Just a few miles from the property St Brides is a small rock cove great for snorkelling, rock pools or launching a kayak to explore the stunning scenery of St Brides bay from the sea.
One of our favourite beaches, a small cove within the Haven. Being a steeper beach the sea only goes out so far. You can get here via a walk round the coastal path or you can drive towards St Ann’s head. You go up the hill then you take a small road on the left that is marked private (it’s not). The road will go from tarmac to gravel and then you will get to a grass triangle where you can park. Then walk down the path to the left, downhill to the beach. For more busy beaches you can try Broadhaven or Little Haven.
Dale village beach is is very sheltered but mainly pebbles, however if you walk to the back of the village, past the castle and keep walking towards the dip in the landscape (there’s a path). You will soon come to the path down to West Dale a sandy cove. Watch out for the waves though it can get rough.
Our map of Dale
Here is our map of Dale. This will give you an idea of the location of the nearest beaches and places of interest
Dog friendly beaches and suggest walks
If you plan to bring your pet with you, there is plenty for you to enjoy with them in Pembrokeshire. It is worth checking out the Visit Pembrokeshire dog friendly holiday guide. The site will not only tells you which beaches allow dogs, it also has other information that might be useful.
The area in front of the property is called the Gann. On the left it’s is wetland where you can fish or watch the wild birds. On the right is Dale Roads, the sea. Dividing these two areas is a causeway. For all bar high water it is possible to cross to the other side of the inlet via a low bridge.
If you fancy a drive. Cafe Mor at Freshwater West is well worth a visit. As food shacks go this one is a cut above the rest. The beach is not bad too.
Dale’s award winning Pub and Seafood restaurant. A short walk from our property excellent menu but you will need to book. It is also worth a mention that the pontoon in front of the Griffin is the best place to try your luck at Crabbing.
The Welsh Bakery
If you visit Haverfordwest and want a snack or light lunch, the Welsh Bakery by the old bridge is worth a visit.
Runawayskiln is new for 2018 and is located close to the parking for Marloes sands. Although we have not had the chance to go here yet our guest book sings it’s praise so we have it on our to do list. It is an ideal stopping point if you are planning on walk to Marloes sand from Waters Edge.