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Second only to Pentre Ifan [q.v.] among the cromlechs of Pembrokeshire, this one wins on view!
This is quite a small and ruined burial chamber but its situation on the ridge of St Davids Head makes it very evocative.
The most impressive Bronze Age tomb in the national park.
This is a beach that repays any number of visits, perhaps surprising that it's got a road right down to it. Possibly the black colour of the sand puts off some but, believe me, it's NOT mud. Just watch a ball bounce where people are playing beach cricket!
If you want a traditional 'seaside holiday' with donkey rides and beach amenities, this must be the nearest you'll get in north Pembrokeshire.
A fine beach very near St Davids city. I remember it much busier than shown under 'read more' but, given the number of references to a camping and caravan site generated by a Google search, I have to wonder whether it might not now be a bit too busy.
This beach has one enormous advantage/disadvantage. There is very litle parking space! Hence it is hardly ever crowded and completely natural.
Far less comercialised than Broad Haven but perhaps not quite matching Nolton Haven or certainly Druidston Haven for scenic appeal.
Many peoples' favourite and understandably so. Fine rock stacks with pools around them when the tide goes out. In the sun they are warm and are ideal for first taste of fairly deep water for tiny chidren [under control!!]
Not an easy beach to reach with a pram or for the physically disadvantaged.
Newgale is a pretty big beach and exceptionally easy to reach as the main road passes very close.
An attractive beach near a small village.
Because there are other beaches [notably Whitesands (q.v.)] on the St Davids peninsula near to roads, this beach doesn't attract too many of the vehicle borne.
St Bride's Haven
This should not be confused with St Bride's Bay, which is a broad sweep of the Pembrokeshire coast embracing a number of beaches shown on this map.
This is one of my favourite large beaches because of its superb seascapes of Ramsey Island and a number of small islets.
You won't want to be spending much time away from the delights of the coastal area - but you really should see the castle at Pembroke. it's a real beauty and has played an important role in Welsh [and English] history.
St David's Cathedral
St David's must surely be one of the smallest cities anywhere but i wouldn't dare give it a village marker - and it's certainly not big enough to be a town.
You won't need boats, tide tables or even wet feet to get to the path right round this 'island.'
If you can stand a day away from the coast, this fascinating valley is almost like a trip into the past and it's teeming with wildlife.
It's hard to believe [but true] that the bluestones which you see at Stonehenge [Wiltshire, England] were brought from here!!
Yes, really; that is how to spell it, except it's sometimes shown as a single word!
I've not been to the island but it's a feature of views from many places on the St Davids peninsula.
As with Skomer [q.v.] I've only seen Skokholm from the mainland and I leave the information to the website - click on 'read more.'
I've only seen it from the mainland, worse luck, [dogs and children form something of a handicap for this sort of place!] Click on 'read more' for a website that needs no help from me.
St Anne's Head
A fine viewpoint for the shipping to the oil port of Milford Haven. There's a lighthouse with an interesting history. [click on 'read more.']
St Davids Head
It's a beautiful walk from Whitesands Beach to this headland past two smaller beaches and a prehistoric burial chamber.
There is a road right to the lighthouse on this headland where the easy walks along the coast path will often give a view of seals.
A lovely high headland with outstanding coastal views over St Bride's Bay and the islands of Skokholm and Skomer.
There's a castle here but I wouldn't rave about the town.
Tenby is the largest place on the coast. it has a great beach and Cladey Island is close.
Fishguard - Rosslare
Fishguard [Abergwaun] ferry to Rosslare in Ireland.
Picturesque village. Its beach doesn't really match some of those to the west but it's worth seeing for its limekiln.
Although Porthgain is a coastal village, it's not a beach that calls you but the industrial archaeology of what was an important port for the slate quarries.
Solva is quite different from the other coastal places in the area. It is placed above a tidal inlet and the bay between is usually full of sailing boats. Very picturesque.
A small settlement where the St Davids lifeboat is based. I'm not clear about what is St Justinian and what is Porthstinian - but I doubt it matters much.
A single 'f' in a Welsh word is pronounced like an English 'v.' Trefyn has a fine beach with natural arches and caves as well as sand and it used not to be over-publicised - perhaps this is still true? Google is scarcely bursting with websites [more under the supposed English spelling of Trevine.] The description of its beach under 'read more' hardly invites the masses.
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