Weekends and short breaks in Pembrokeshire
Summer is (finally) upon us and it’s the perfect time to get away from it all. Head to the coast and soak up the sun, feel sand between your toes and breathe in the fresh sea air…
But, what if you haven’t got the time for an extended holiday, and can only spare a few days? Short breaks in Pembrokeshire at Amroth Castle are the perfect way to escape the daily grind, enjoy a little r ‘n’ r and discover something new.
If you’ve never been to Amroth (or even heard of it, for that matter) then you’re missing a treat. This quiet bay boasts a fantastic beach with over half a mile of enticing golden sand that’s perfect for sandcastle building, sunbathing or just having fun.
But what else can you do nearby if you’ve only got a few days with us? If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration, take a look at our mini guide to 48 hours in Amroth and see why short breaks in Pembrokeshire are so popular…
Lace up those walking boots and get ready to explore! Start the first day of your short break with a walk on Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, which starts/ends at Amroth Beach, right outside our holiday park. Depending on how energetic you’re feeling you can literally walk for hours – and the time will fly by as you drink on those breathtaking coastal views. The first meaningful destination you will meet along the way is Saundersfoot, which boasts a pretty harbour and beach. Keep going and you’ll soon reach the picturesque town of Tenby (which we’ll come to in more detail later…)
After an exhilarating morning on the coastal path, why not spend the afternoon exploring the many beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches? Our own Amroth Beach takes some beating (especially on a clear, blue-sky day) but there’s so many to choose from. Head over the county border into Carmarthenshire and walk on the famous Pendine Sands, where Malcolm Campbell and his rivals set numerous World Land Speed Records. Away from the racing pedigree that this place is so famous for, Pendine Sands is a quite simply breathtaking beach for walks and water sports, stretching for miles into the distance. Other nearby beaches include Tenby South, Barafundle Bay and Manorbier Beach.
As the sun comes down on your first day when not take a short walk into Amroth village, located just a few hundred yards from our park, and grab something to eat at the Amroth Arms – a delightful little pub with a great menu!
No visit to Pembrokeshire is complete without a trip to Tenby. This town is the jewel in the region’s crown; it’s packed with independent and national retailers, quaint galleries and boutique cafes and restaurants. Head down to the busy working harbour and watch the boats come and go or venture onto the stunning beaches for a paddle and an ice-cream. But perhaps the one thing you must do when visiting Tenby is to the take a boat trip to Caldey Island. The Island has been inhabited for many centuries by various orders of monks and is currently owned by the Cistercian Order, living in the beautiful Abbey, found just a few minutes’ walk from the landing stage. There are a variety of churches on the island and on the far side of the island you can walk to the lighthouse and enjoy the spectacular views.
After grabbing a bite to eat in Tenby take a 20-minute drive to Pembroke Castle. This enormous oval castle and dates back to 1093 when there was a timber structure on the site. Extensively restored in Victorian times, it’s dominated by the complex gatehouse on the outside and the huge circular keep once you’re inside. It features an impressive 5-storey central keep, historical displays in the gatehouse rooms and a maze of tunnels, stairs, towers and battlements to explore.
Bring the curtain down on your short break in Pembrokeshire by visiting the pretty market town of Narberth for an evening meal. With its Edwardian and Georgian buildings, Narberth has developed a reputation as a shopper’s heaven. It is packed with independent shops selling everything from fine art and food to clothes and gifts. It’s also home to award-winning cafes, pubs and restaurants
For more information about short breaks in Pembrokeshire at Amroth Castle contact us today on 01483 813217 or drop us an email enquiry.