While we all love summer in Pembrokeshire, there is something about the winter months here that is just so special. Crisp mornings on the coast path, windswept walks on the beach and warming up in cosy cafes. Winter in Pembrokeshire has so many things to love about it! Here are some of our favourites.
Blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk
Walking is a favourite holiday pastime no matter the time of year. It gives an opportunity to catch up with loved ones, take in the scenery or have some much needed alone time. Walking in Pembrokeshire is simply incredible, with 186 miles of coast path wrapping around the county. Wake up in the morning, choose your stretch, pull on your boots and off you go! Find our favourite walks in Pembrokeshire here.
If you’re after a flatter stroll, you can’t go wrong with a Pembrokeshire beach walk. Whitesands beach is easily accessed, is a beautiful walk at low tide and Whitesands Beach House is right on the car park, so hot chocolates all round to warm up afterwards! If you still have some energy, and it’s a still day, head up Carn Llidi and take in the view.
Feel at home in a Pembrokeshire Pub
After a morning exploring the coast path or walking on the beach, there are a whole host of traditional coastal pubs dotted around Pembrokeshire to cosy up in. The Sloop Inn in the harbour village of Porthgain is perfect for a pint and a bowl of chips, perhaps after a walkover from Abereiddy. Whether you warm up with a coffee or a local cider, snuggle up in a cosy corner with a book or board game, and relax into the rhythm of fishing village life for a few hours.
make the most of the quieter side of St Davids
We love the hustle and bustle of a summer’s day in St Davids. And the quieter winter months give an opportunity to experience all the tiny city offers at your own pace. Wander through the streets, popping into independent shops and cafes at your leisure. Get to know the people who choose to make this corner of the world their home over winter, and sit with a coffee to watch the world go by.
Of course, the best place to visit while it’s quiet is the majestic St Davids Cathedral and neighbouring Bishops Palace. Take your time to take in the culture and beauty of these magical historical places.
sunsets at the beach
As the evening draws in, pack some blankets and a flask and head down to a beach to watch the sunset. If you have already experienced Whitesands that day and fancy somewhere new, Abereiddy is a lovely option. Park next to the beach and find a perfectly flat pebble on which to perch. If you fancy dinner in front of the beauty and are driving, we recommend picking up some takeaway fish and chips from The Shed at Porthgain before heading to the beach!