As summer gradually gives way to autumn, St Davids transforms into a haven for visitors seeking tranquility, natural beauty, and cosy charm. If you’re planning an autumn holiday to Pembrokeshire, here’s a list of must-do activities to make the most of your stay.
Wander Along Quiet Beaches
Embrace the crisp, salty breeze as you explore St Davids Peninsula’s serene beaches. Whitesands and Caerfai, are perfect for dog walks, with the time and space to collect seashells and simply take it all in.
Choose a New Stretch of Coast Path
Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an adventure along the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Autumn’s mild temperatures and fewer crowds make it the perfect time to. Discover hidden coves, rugged cliffs, and breathtaking views. Why not challenge yourself to try a new section every day of your break?
The crisp autumn evenings in St Davids provide an excellent opportunity for stargazing. Head to St Davids Head or any beach for minimal light pollution, and witness the night sky ablaze with constellations. Don’t forget to bring your telescope or binoculars for a closer look.
Cosy Up in a Traditional Pub
After a day of exploration, retreat to one of St Davids’ charming traditional pubs. The Bishops is ideal. Warm up by the crackling fire, sip on a local ale or a cup of hot chocolate, and savour hearty Welsh dishes, often featuring seasonal ingredients.
Visit St Davids Cathedral
Marvel at the stunning St Davids Cathedral, making the most of the peace. Autumn adds an enchanting touch to this historic gem as the surrounding trees turn red and gold. Pop in to the ruins of the Bishops Palace next door, and even take the walk to St Nons Chapel to complete an afternoon immersing in local history.
Explore Local Art Galleries
St Davids has a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries showcasing the works of local artists. Admire unique paintings, sculptures, and crafts that capture the essence of the region’s natural beauty and culture. Oriel Y Parc holds regular exhibitions, while Goat Street Gallery is perfect for a quiet browse.
Taste Local Delicacies
Autumn sees an abundance of fresh local ingredients hit the shelves of local delis and the plates at local restaurants. Head to St Davids Food & Wine or Bay View Stores in Solva for ingredients for a delicious meal in your cottage. Or if you’d like to taste foraged ingredients perfectly prepared, we recommend a meal at The Really Wild Emporium.
Go Wildlife Watching
Autumn is a prime time for birdwatching in Pembrokeshire. Take a boat trip to the RSPB’s Ramsey Island or the nearby Skomer Island to witness migratory birds, seals, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Or, simply take a walk along the coast path and see what you can see!
St Davids in autumn is a magical destination that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, tranquility, and warm Welsh hospitality. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a culture lover, or someone who simply craves a peaceful escape, it has something to offer.