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Things to do

We are ideally located for you to explore everything South Pembrokeshire has to offer. Barafundle Bay, Broadhaven South, Bosherston Lily ponds, The Green Bridge of Wales, and our closest beach, Freshwater West - ideal for a stroll or surf!

Below is a list of things to do and take advantage of during your stay here in Pembrokeshire.

Walks -

King's Mill is ideally situated to make the most of some of the best walking in Wales, with spectacular scenery and 186 miles of Pembrokeshire Coast Path nearby. A visit to the area would not be complete without visiting The Stackpole Estate. Here you can wander along the famous Bosherston Lily Ponds said to be home of 'The Lady of the Lake' and from where King Arthur obtained 'Excalibur', his magical sword. From the National Trust car park you can walk through shaded woodland along the lily ponds all the way to the stunning Broadhaven South Beach. From here is isn't far to then visit St Govan's chapel. Be sure to count the number of steps...legend has it that there is never the same number! After all that step climbing you may want refreshment! Ye Olde Worlde tea rooms, The St Govan's Inn or The Stackpole Inn are all well worth a visit.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path-

This spectacular 299km long National Trail covers some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in Britain. This path stretches from St Dogmaels in the North to Amroth in the South but can be joined at several points a short car, bike or bus journey from King's Mill. A really good journey planner can be found here.

Wildlife - Pembrokeshire is teeming with wildlife, thanks to the presence of the UK's only coastal National Park. Trips can be booked to Skomer Island early in the season to see the island's puffins, one of Pembrokeshire's iconic bird species. There are countless other species to look out for, and not just on land - Porpoises and seals are common sightings along St.Bride's Bay.

Beaches-

They say that Pembrokeshire is Wales' natural playground and this is certainly true! There is a beach for whatever your heart desires. Particularly in the south of the county, we have some of the best white sand beaches in the UK, arguably the world. Why not pack a picnic, your bucket and spade, and spend the day relaxing, rock pooling and building sandcastles at Barafundle or Freshwater West? Freshwater West is our nearest Beach...just 2 miles away.

Robin Hood and Harry Potter were filmed here and of course it is the resting place of Dobby. A free Elf! Out of respect to the environment it is now expected that visitors take only photographs and memories and definitely don't leave socks! 

Surfing and Bodyboarding -

There are plenty of world class surf beaches in Pembrokeshire, several within easy reach of King's Mill - including the mighty Freshwater West. Further North, Newgale and Whitesands offer outstanding surfing when conditions are right.

Nick is a keen surfer and can point you in the right direction if you'd like to chat. There are several watersports operators in the area and a quick google should get you on the right track but please feel free to ask.

Castles & History -

South Pembrokeshire is the perfect place to steep yourself in history, as there are several breathtaking castles within a short drive. The closest castle, Pembroke Castle, is most well-known for being the birthplace of Henry VII. Other castles within easy driving distance include Manorbier Castle and Carew Castle and Tidal Mill. All are a great day out and a chance to learn about Pembrokeshire's chequered past. A little further away but well worth a visit is Britains smallest city - St Davids. Named after the patron saint of Wales, here you can wander around the 12C cathedral, visit Whitesands beach or climb Carn Llidi.

For the thrill seekers -

There are many activity parks and adventure centres just a short car journey away from King's Mill for those looking for an adrenaline rush or a change of scenery. Oakwood Park is Wales' biggest theme park full of magical rides and offers a kennel facility for dogs. Heatherton World of Activities also offers indoor and outdoor thrills and spills including paintball, mini golf, archery and much more. Dogs are welcome here too and there is even a dog agility course to entertain four legged friends. Visit over 750 animals at Folly Farm and also enjoy their Big Barn experience, vintage fairground and adventure play areas. Manor Wildlife Park is Wales' only walking safari. Wander with the wallabies or why not join in with the Pig Parade?! 

Both harbours at Tenby and Saundersfoot host lots of small businesses offering sea safari's, fishing trips and pleasure rides. One of our favourite days out when our girls were little was to sail from Tenby to Caldey Island. There are still monks living and working on the island so visiting times are restricted. The flora and fauna is wonderful here and there is a lighthouse and small chocolate factory on the island where the Caldey chocolate is made.

 

A little further afield in North Pembrokeshire (approx an hours drive away) there are many activity centres from where you can book to visit Ramsey Island, hire kayaks or have a go at coasteering. Other places in and around the area include, Skomer Island, St Justinians (visit the lifeboat centre) and St Non's chapel (St David's birthplace) Close by is the charming inlet of Porthgain once a flourishing sea port exporting slate and shale. Now it offers some fantastic places to eat and is the gateway to the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy - a former slate quarry with unnaturally blue water ...look out for seals! If you are feeling brave there are also natural shelves in the cliffs which thrill seekers like to jump off. (Always ask for advice or book an organised activity - Campers do this at their own risk!)

Shopping - A visit to Pembrokeshire may tempt you to visit some of the many quaint little villages or seaside resorts where you can wander around a myriad of independent shops and pick up some artisan produce. Here are just a few of our favourites;

Pembroke - Enjoy fish and chips by the Mill Pond under the gaze of Henry V11's statue and under the shadow of  the Mighty Pembroke Castle. You can hire a rowing boat and meander the pond with the swans, cormorants and ducks. Pembroke hosts some Independent shops selling local jewellery, artisan produce and souvenirs from Wales. Wisebuys on the high street is an Aladdin's Cave of deliciousness and well worth a visit for fresh fruit, vegetables, local cheese and much much more. 

 

Tenby - A quintessential harbour town with stretches of sandy shoreline includes Tenby North and South Beach, Harbour Beach and Castle Beach. From here you can book a boat trip to visit Caldey Island - still home to a group of Cistercian monks. From Tenby harbour you can also book to go on fishing trips and sea safari's. Tenby is full of boutique shops, great bars and restaurants. 

 

Saundersfoot - Another popular seaside destination that has a reputation for gourmet food and independent shops. A short walk through the tunnel from Coppet Hall beach will take you to Wisemans Bridge. A lovely spot to spend a balmy summer evening.

 

Narberth- A gorgeous little market town packed with independent shops, antique markets and art galleries. 

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