On a holiday to the St Davids Peninsula, be sure to spend half a day or so browsing the shops of St Davids and Solva. From locally produced woollen rugs to stylish home accessories and self-care products, you will find more than just the traditional souvenirs to take home with you. Here is a guide to some of our favourite of St Davids and Solva’s shops.


Tucked away on a quiet street, this tiny shop is a treasure trove of beautiful, perfectly curated products for your home, and treats for yourself. Owners Gaby and Nicola have an eye for design and have carefully created a space that is calming from the moment you step through the door.


Really Wild Emporium

The Really Wild Emporium houses a cafe/restaurant on the ground floor which is well worth a visit for coffee and stunning cake. On the floor above, Julia has designed a lovely shop space based on her years of wild foraging experience, selling all things wild! Be sure to pick up some handmade seaweed soap.



This is a beautiful boutique shop selling a wonderful array of gifts, artwork, and jewellery. They also offer a framing service. If you’re looking for a locally made, unique gift for a loved one while visiting St Davids, this is the place to go!



Falcon Boats has long been introducing visitors to the wonders of the islands around the Pembrokeshire coast, often in beautifully creative ways. With special boat trips for artists, storytelling ventures, and others that celebrate the incredible wildlife in this part of the world. Their shop and office in the centre of St Davids further reflect their love of the Pembrokeshire coast. With lots of prints, books, and calendars as well as essentials for getting the most out of your time here, like binoculars!




Mathias is one of those shops that sells, well, everything! Gardening or home equipment, painting supplies and so much else. If something goes wrong while you’re on holiday or you need to partake in some DIY, Mathias is your first port of call!


Window on Wales

With a shop in both St Davids and Solva, Window On Wales sells an eclectic range of clothing, books, homewares, games for children and more. In either one of their large shops it’s easy to while away the time and leave with something beautiful, or that will keep the kids entertained on a grey day.


CHAPEL Chocolates

This is, quite frankly, the best smelling shop in St Davids as far as we’re concerned! Head here for tasty Welsh chocolate, in pick and mix boxes or in the form of a classic dragon or flag to take home. They also serve some very delicious ice cream.


Goat Street Gallery

Tucked down the road just off Cross Square, this contemporary gallery sits inside a renovated chapel and is home to artwork and crafts both local and from further afield. Even on a busy day, there is a peace and calm to this space that lends itself to viewing beautiful things!


Solva Woollen Mill

Solva Woollen Mill has stood in Middle Mill just outside Solva for over 100 years and has gone from strength to strength. Owners Anna and Tom recently expanded to open a second branch inside the old police station in St Davids, and it is simply beautiful. Selling their own rugs woven in Middle Mill alongside other carefully selected British products, it’s brilliant for homewares and gifts.


St Davids Food & Wine

If you’re considering a picnic on the Pembrokeshire coast, make sure you pay a visit to St Davids Food and Wine! Their deli serves up wonderful local cheeses, meats and baguettes, alongside the other delicious goods in the shop. To make your holiday even easier, drop them a line on Facebook to order one of their glorious hampers.

The Veg Patch

A fruit and veg shop, and so much more! Alongside a plentiful selection of fresh veg, you’ll find gift ideas, an eco refill station plus some of the best cheesecakes we’ve ever tried. Other carefully selected ingredients mean that if you’re struggling for recipe inspiration, a trip to the Veg Patch will soon have you inspired.


TYF Adventure

TYF is well known for providing outdoor adventures around the St Davids Penisula, and their shop reflects the love for their environment. Sustainability is their core value, and the shop is full of quality clothing and accessories for outdoor living. Why not book a coasteering adventure while you’re there?

Menevia Spa

Menevia Spa is a haven of calm and tranquility all year round, offering spa treatments in beautiful surroundings. There is also a lovely gift shop offering Welsh spa and aromatherapy products to use at home. Ask their friendly, knowledgable team for guidance, and be reminded of your holiday to St Davids each time you use these self-care goodies.


little Bee House

The smallest shop on the list, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in how much it will make you smile! As the name suggests, it is full of products inspired by (and made by!) all things bees. From beeswax wraps to every kind of honey you can think of. You’ll have to find it first though… look for the beehive in Lower Solva!


Bay View Stores

Last and certainly not least is this ‘Little Shop That Sells A Lot!’ Aside from the usual corner shop essentials, what makes this shop stand out is the selection of plants, fruit and vegetables, local milk, wine, homemade lunches, and morning pastries to name a few! You will always be welcomed in with a smile, and we can almost guarantee that you’ll visit more than once during your stay.




3 responses to “Shops of St Davids and Solva”

  1. […] St Davids is a treasure trove for shopping lovers. Owners of independent shops have worked incredibly hard to make it safe for you to browse their beautiful places, and sometimes this means waiting outside for a little longer than usual. Please prepare to be patient, and know that it’s worth the wait! Here’s a guide to shopping in St Davids and Solva. […]

  2. […] If you fancy taking a break from the activity side of things and indulging in some retail therapy, St Davids is the place to be! From souvenirs and thoughtful gifts to beautiful homewares and fantastic food, there’s something for everyone. To find a rundown of all our favourite shops, click here. […]

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