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Mid Pembrokeshire

Map of Mid Pembrokeshire in Wales


 An unofficial area created for the sake of dividing a large county into three parts, Mid Pembrokeshire includes the coastline from Fishguard round to Milford Haven and a narrowing swathe of countryside to the east, skirting under the Preseli Hills and over the two Cleddau rivers. It includes the county town of Haverfordwest, city of St Davids and the offshore islands of Ramsey, Skomer and Skokholm.


St Davids Peninsula                                                                                                               St Davids and views to the coast   

St Davids Peninsula has some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in Pembrokeshire. This is the heart of The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and walking the Coastal Path is one of the great attractions of the area.  Fascinating flora, insect life, views of offshore islands, seals on the beaches (with their young in autumn) or dolphins out to sea make for a memorable holiday. The free coastal bus service means you can walk one way and ride the other.

St Davids, named after the patron saint of Wales, is the smallest city in Britain with fewer than 2000 inhabitants and no apostrophe! St Davids Cathedral and The Bishop's Palace are among the most beautiful medieval monuments in Wales.



Whitesands Beach


Watersports Paradise

This part of Pembrokeshire is an excellent environment for adventurous coastal sports. Its southwest facing beaches in St Bride's Bay provide some of the best surfing in the country, particularly at the broad beaches of Whitesands and Newgale

                                                                                                          Wind surfing      

See our Things to Do section for organisations providing equipment and tuition for sailing and wind-surfing, kayaking, kite-surfing, and scuba diving, as well as rock climbing and coasteering, organised for all levels of skill and energy.  With  St Davids Trekking you can also organise a pony ride across the sands or through the stunning countryside.  If you’d rather just relax on the beach, there are many beautiful sandy coves away from it all in which to do so!


Skomer Island                                              

Boat Trips and Birding

Boat trips to the islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Ramsey are available from the end of spring to late September.  Breeding Puffins attract much attention in the summer and mid-June to mid-July is usually the best time to see them.  Gannets probably rank second for excitement, but it’s worth the 11-mile boat trip to Grassholm to see this huge colony of agile seabirds and watch them dive like rockets into the sea.  Guillemots and Razorbills are amongst the other wonderful sea birds in the area. See our Birdwatching in West Wales pages for more information on birds and boat trips.


                                                                                                                Llys y Fran Reservoir

Inland Attractions

Inland, the quiet country lanes behind the coast are perfect for leisurely cycling. The Llys y Fran reservoir offers boating, fishing, and safe cycling for all ages.  There are many gulls roosting here and species of duck which prefer fresh water.

Haverfordwest, the small County Town, has historical interest as well as modern amenities such as a large leisure centre and several major supermarkets.  




Some of the best things to do in Mid Pembrokeshire

Visit St Davids Cathedral

Walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - don't forget your camera!

Take a boat trip to see the gannets on Grassholm Island and look out for porpoises and seals

Visit Melin Tregwynt to see the beautiful cloth being weaved - and do a little luxury shopping! 

See the coast in the most exhilerating way with Celtic Quest Coasteering

Surf the famous waves at Newgale

Visit Picton Castle and grounds

Visit Hilton Court Gardens and Craft Centre followed by tea and cake in the cafe.

Take a boat trip to Skomer Island and see the puffins


See our list of Things to Do in Mid Pembrokeshire

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