Pembrokeshire offers a wealth of natural beauty and cultural attractions. While this enchanting destination is a haven for hikers, beach lovers, and history enthusiasts, it’s important to make sure that everyone can enjoy the magic of Pembrokeshire. This blog post is dedicated to those who may have mobility issues in their group. We’ll explore accessible activities, dining options, and mobility solutions to make your visit as inclusive and enjoyable as possible.
Start your Pembrokeshire adventure off right by visiting the Oriel Y Parc Visitors Centre. This tourist information centre in St Davids offers mobility scooters for hire, ensuring that everyone can explore the surrounding area with ease. These scooters are perfect for exploring the small city of St Davids and enjoying the stunning coastal views.
Beach Wheelchairs at Whitesands Beach (and more!)
Pembrokeshire boasts numerous beautiful beaches, and many of them offer beach wheelchairs for visitors with mobility issues. Whitesands Beach, in particular, is known for its accessibility features. These specialised wheelchairs allow you to roll right onto the sand, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Welsh coastline. Other beaches along the coast also provide similar services, making sure everyone can experience the tranquility of the sea.
Caerbwdi Cafe in St Davids is known for its welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. The cafe offers stepless access, making it easy for those with mobility issues to enter and enjoy a delicious meal or a hot cup of coffee. With its central location, it’s an excellent spot to unwind during a day discovering shops and galleries in St Davids.
St Davids Cathedral is nestled within a valley, which means that traveling from the city centre involves navigating relatively steep slopes. These inclines might pose challenges for individuals with mobility issues. However, there are options available to ensure that everyone can experience the Cathedral.
Merrivale Car Park: To the west of the Cathedral, you’ll find Merrivale car park. Accessing the Cathedral from this direction offers a less steep slope, making it a more accessible entry point for many visitors.
Parking and Drop-off: You have the option to contact the Cathedral in advance to inquire about parking availability on-site. Additionally, you can arrange to be dropped off at the South Porch of the Cathedral, which is a convenient entry point for visitors with accessibility needs.
There is also a wheelchair available for use within the Cathedral. This can be found in the South Porch.
Pilgrims Cafe is another fantastic dining option in St Davids for visitors with mobility needs. This cafe also offers stepless access, ensuring everyone can savour its tasty menu. With a relaxing ambiance, it’s an ideal place for a delightful brunch during your Pembrokeshire visit.
The Hats & Barrels, located in Solva, goes above and beyond to cater to individuals with mobility issues. The establishment not only offers stepless access but also boasts wide walkways and a large accessible beer garden. This makes it a perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink, relax with friends, and take in the lively riverside atmosphere.
Additional Tips for an Accessible Visit
- Accommodation: Many of our holiday cottages offer accessible rooms and facilities. Make sure to enquire about your specific needs when booking your stay.
- Local Attractions: When planning your itinerary, consider visiting other attractions that provide accessibility features, such as the Pembroke Castle and Carew Castle.
- Pembrokeshire Coast Path: While some sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path may be challenging for those with mobility issues, here are some more accessible portions that provide stunning views of the coastline.