Known for its stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and rich history, St Davids offers activities and attractions for every visitor. This summer guide has got you covered, whether you’re seeking family-friendly outings, adrenaline-pumping thrills, or a peaceful wildlife encounter. Let’s dive into the wonders that St Davids has to offer this summer!
A Sunny Day
Enjoy Whitesands Bay – Bask in the sun and relax on the golden sands of Whitesands Beach. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, build sandcastles, or try your hand at bodyboarding the renowned waves of this Blue Flag beach.
Explore the Pembrokeshire Coast Path – Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a scenic walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Marvel at breathtaking coastal views, spot wildlife, and discover hidden coves along this spectacular trail.
Discover Ramsey Island – Hop on a Falcon Boats trip around Ramsey Island, an RSPB reserve just off the coast. Spot Atlantic grey seals, seabirds, and even dolphins in their natural habitat, and soak in the beauty of this untouched island paradise.
A Rainy Day
Visit St Davids Cathedral – Step inside the majestic St Davids Cathedral, the spiritual and historical heart of the city. Admire the stunning architecture, explore the historical artifacts, and experience a moment of tranquility in this sacred space.
Explore Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre – Immerse yourself in art and nature at Oriel y Parc Gallery. Wander through the gallery, showcasing works by Welsh artists, and delve into interactive exhibitions highlighting Pembrokeshire’s natural wonders. Grab some lunch at Pilgrims Cafe just next door!
Unwind in a Charming Café – Seek shelter from the rain in one of St Davids’ cosy cafés. Enjoy a hot chocolate, savour homemade cakes, and immerse yourself in the warm ambiance of the town. We recommend The Mill in St Davids, or Mamgu Welshcakes in Solva.
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo – Delight your children with a visit to Folly Farm, offering a perfect blend of animals, fairground rides, and indoor play areas. Let them get up close with farm animals, brave thrilling rides, and unleash their energy.
Rockpool Safari with TYF Adventure – Head to a Pembrokeshire beach with knowledgable guides to learn about the fascinating wildlife that lives in the most humble of places! You’ll be amazed at the amount there is to find out about rock pools, and children will be equally fascinated as they splash around.
Go crabbing – For the ultimate afternoon of fun for big and little kids alike, all you need is a bucket, a line and some bait! Head to Bay View Stores to pick up everything you need, and walk down to Solva Harbour. For more on crabbing and some top tips, head here.
Thrill Seeker Adventures
Coasteering – Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush by trying coasteering with Celtic Quest. Jump off cliffs, scramble over rocks, and swim through exhilarating sea caves under the guidance of expert instructors, combining adventure and exploration.
Surfing at Whitesands – Challenge yourself to ride the waves at Whitesands, a popular surfing spot. Take a lesson from Ma Simes to master the techniques and feel the thrill of catching a wave.
Kayaking along the Coastline – Embark on a guided kayaking tour along the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline with MUUK Adventures. Paddle through sea arches, discover hidden caves, and encounter marine life up close, creating unforgettable memories in the midst of nature. If you’d like to add a spot of fishing to your trip, book with Catch & Cook for a day to remember!
Traeth Llfyn – Walk along the Pembrokeshire coast path between Porthgain and Abereiddy. You’ll come across this stunning beach that is often deserted. Let your furry friend roam freely, play fetch in the waves, and enjoy a leisurely walk along the coast.
St Davids Airfield – If you’d like a break from the coast path, or if the wind is up one day. Discover the countryside surrounding St Davids on one of the many dog-friendly walking trails at the Airfield. There’s plenty to sniff and is probably the flattest walk in Pembrokeshire!
Dog-Friendly Eateries – Many pubs and cafes in St Davids welcome four-legged companions, such as The Bishops, perfect for a pub lunch or just a coffee. Relax in a welcoming atmosphere while your furry friend rests by your side.
Skomer Island – Take a boat trip to Skomer Island, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and recently made famous by David Attenborough himself. Observe adorable puffins and seals, and immerse in the sights and sounds of this incredible nature reserve.
Go Foraging – Get to know the flora both on the coast and in our hedgerows with a foraging experience with The Really Wild Emporium. Learn about the everyday foliage and seaweed we can eat and how to prepare it.
Shearwater Boat Trip – Join an evening boat trip with Thousand Islands around the coves of Ramsey Island to catch sight of the shearwaters coming in for the night. Capture breathtaking photographs and create memories of unforgettable encounters with Pembrokeshire’s wildlife.
St Davids has something for everyone. Embrace the coastal beauty, immerse in local culture, and create unforgettable memories this summer. Your journey in St Davids awaits! Find your perfect holiday cottage this summer.