West Wales offers some of the best unpolluted night skies in the UK. If you can access a telescope or even pair of binoculars then even better! Jupiter’s moons and the Orion nebula are both visible through a large pair of binoculars but there is plenty to spot without one. Or, if lucky, spot the International Space Station pass overhead, best seen at dusk.
The UK Dark Sky Discovery Partnership has identified some of the best stargazing sites in the area which include the National Botanical Gardens of Wales and Broadhaven South car park, Kete and Martins Haven National Trust car parks, and Newgale, Penbryn and Poppit Sands beaches.
Now that the nights are drawing in, we have the best possible opportunity to witness the spectacular sight of twinkling stars. It is probably one of the most romantic experiences in West Wales and what better way to spend an evening than with a loved one under a sparkling sky.