Pembrokeshire attracts visitors from all over the world for many reasons, and one is space. Because of its expansive beaches, miles of coast path, and hidden lanes, you never have to go far to find some. So when it comes to social distancing, there are still lots of options when you holiday in Pembrokeshire. Here are 10 ideas for socially distanced days out.
Walk the coast path
Pembrokeshire is surrounded by 186 miles of coast path, so even at its busiest, you still may not see anyone else for miles! Pack a backpack with a flask of coffee and some snacks and head out to explore. The views from the path are glorious, and there are plenty of hidden coves to discover along the way. Discover our favourite walks here.
Spend A day at the beach
From tiny rocky coves with crystal clear waters to huge swathes of golden sands, there is a beach to suit everyone in Pembrokeshire. Because there’s nothing like setting up camp in the morning and spending the day swimming, picnicking, and playing with all the family. Discover Pembrokeshire beaches here!
The only other thing you’ll be getting close to with this classic Pembrokeshire activity is the crabs! Pick up a line, bucket, and some bait and set yourselves on a harbour wall and have hours of fun. Find places to go crabbing in Pembrokeshire here.
Hit the water
Pembrokeshire is famous for watersports and is thought to be the birthplace of coasteering. There are plenty of activity companies offering guided days out. So why not try out surfing at Whitesands beach, or kayak around the coastline at Solva? And, if you’re more experienced, there are plenty of places to hire equipment for a fully socially distanced day out.
Visit a garden
Take a break from the coast and head slightly inland to visit some beautiful gardens. Hilton Court is a haven of peace, with a large pond full of wildlife and a woodland walk. A little further away from St Davids is Picton Castle, with expansive gardens that include a playground, sculpture walks, and a walled garden.
See the outdoor sights
While we all spend more time outside, there is still plenty of history and culture to absorb in Pembrokeshire. St Non’s Chapel and Holy Well is simply stunning, with views out to sea and easy access from the coast path. Even St Davids Cathedral has lots to offer without stepping foot through the door. Measure up to the Devil’s footprints or gaze up at the tower in all its glory.
Take a dip
Wild swimming has grown in popularity all over the world recently, and Pembrokeshire is one of the best places to give it a try. From wave jumping at Newgale to enjoying the calm deep waters of the Blue Lagoon, it is a feeling like no other. The Bluetits Chill Swimmers were founded here, and they swim all around the coast all year round. Find the nearest group to your holiday cottage here.
Watch the lifeboat launch
St Davids Lifeboat Station sits in one of the most beautiful areas in Pembrokeshire – St Justinians. With Ramsey Island as its backdrop, it is a stunning spot to watch the world go by. The lifeboat is housed in the new station, and if you’re following St Davids RNLI on social media you will be able to see when they are due to launch on exercise. Standing on the coast path and watching the boat hurtle down the slipway and into the sea is a sight that you will never forget!
Geocaching is a unique and fun way to explore a new area. If you’re new to the term, it is essentially treasure hunting with the help of an app! Find hidden geocaches and leave your name before heading on to the next one. It’s a great way to get outside, and before you know it you’ll have walked miles. Learn more here.
Enjoy your base
As well as heading out and exploring all that Pembrokeshire has to offer, there is much to be said for staying put and enjoying your beautiful holiday cottage. Snuggle up in front of a log fire or experiment with recipes in a kitchen with all the mod cons. Bond with the family over a board game or enjoy games out in the garden! A holiday is about reconnecting with yourself and those you love, and Pembrokeshire is the perfect place to do just that.