The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Stay in the only coastal National Park in the UK
From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south and including both the Preseli Hills and The Daugleddau Estuary, the unique and stunning landscape is a joy to experience all year round and includes some of the best beaches and views in the world.
There's no denying that Pembrokeshire is special, any visit to the region will convince you of that in short order. To be designated as the only coastal National Park in the whole UK though, that simply highlights just how special Pembrokeshire really is.
The National Park is packed full of fascinating wildlife and is home to some designated nature reserves. It covers an area of 243 square miles, and is comprised of four sections. In the South coast, you have Caldey Island, St Bride's Bay and the Preseli Hills. The park isn't entirely made up of the coast though, there's also dense forests and marshes scattered throughout the edges of the park, allowing you to experience the varied landscape of Pembrokeshire. The park itself is made up of multiple things, some of which include wildlife, farming, habitats, history and more. The most of impressive part is that only 1% of the land is actually owned by the National Park itself. Nearly all of the land is privately owned and has been made for public enjoyment due to negotiation.
The best way to enjoy the National Parks efforts, of course, is to take a trip around our Coast Path yourself! Start from any place and make your way from one village to the next. A walk on the path will take you to one of our proud beaches, such as Whitesands, Abereiddy or Newgale. Every section of the trail is different, some with vast open areas and others secluded away from the fierce wind. If the windy coast path doesn't take your fancy, then there are many other places within the National Park, Castell Henllys being one of them, a reconstruction of an iron age Celtic village.