Things to do

Pembrokeshire self catering holiday – Things to Do

Pembrokeshire offers something for everyone, and your Pemrokeshire self catering holiday would be incomplete without holiday activities.  From mountain hikes to long walks on golden stretches of sand, from artisan restaurants to Celtic activities. Newport, Pembrokeshire will not disappoint for whatever your idea of a relaxing, rejuvenating holiday entails.


Newport Sands is a mile-long stretch of beach which is the largest in the area.  You can find the Nyfer river on one side, and Newport Sands Golf Club on the other.  Furthermore, it is the perfect spot for surfing and kayaking, too. With a low enough tide, you can also see the remains of an ancient petrified forest.  There is a scenic walk from Newport town to Newport Sands beach – keep an eye out for herons.


Aber-Rhigian is a tiny cove is tucked between the headlands of Dinas head to the south and Morfa head to the north. Access this secret inlet via the coastal path, Aber-Rhigian is a local gem.  The beach is also pet friendly, and is perfect for your Pembrokeshire self catering holiday.


Cwm-yr-Eglwys is a small hamlet of Cwm-yr-Eglwys is popular with boating enthusiasts and kayakers alike.  It is unusual due to the single church wall left on the harbour side.  A vicious storm swept the church’s remains away  in 1859.  This, along with the pebble beach and dramatic cliff edges surrounding this cove, make it the perfect place for a sunset walk.  It’s the perfect addition to your Pembrokeshire self catering holiday.


The rugged, sea-battered cliffs and caves worn away by the tides of the Irish Sea are beautiful, but they’re also great for surfing.  It’s also a utopia for those who love water sports.  Surfing and coasteering are particularly popular water sports in Newport, with fantastic local companies such as Board Games Surfing offering great days out in and around the North Pembrokeshire coast. It’s certainly an adventurous activity to add to your Pembrokeshire self catering holiday itinerary. For their website, please visit


Being deep in the hills of ancient Pembrokeshire means that there are archaeological and historic wonders aplenty to explore. Castell Henllys, a reconstructed Iron Age Hillfort featured in many BBC programmes, is also Pembrokeshires most popular historical location.  Come here to keep your kids entertained, too – travel back 2,000 years with your little Celtic warriors at this beautiful significant site.  Their website is

Nature spots

Pentre Ifan is located on the side of Carn Ingli (or “Angel’s Mount”) just north of Newport, Pembrokeshire. It is the best preserved collection of Neolithic standing stones in Wales.  The Pentre Ifan monument is not only a Scheduled Ancient Monument, it is also located on one of the best scenic spots in the area,

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path covers 186 miles of the most breath-taking scenery in the UK, and is Britain’s only coastal National Park.  Hiking along the steep limestone cliffs, undulating red sandstone bays, volcanic headlands, beaches, estuaries and flooded glacial valleys is an absolute must.  Why not take your furry friend along with you too?  There are 20 dog gates alongside stiles on the path, so why not stretch their legs, before relaxing at our dog friendly cottages in Pembrokeshire?


Whilst your stay in pembrokeshire self catering accommodation might be just that, there are many eateries in Newport to choose from.

The Canteen produce superb and unusual pizzas, freshly baked on premises using local produce. They also cook sumptuous burgers, specially made at the local butchers’. The Canteen in Newport, Pembrokeshire offers take-away meals and sit-down meals of the highest quality. To book, please see their website at


Vic North Cafe and Deli is extremely popular with locals and visitors. Made from local produce and baked freshly on premises by the owner herself, an artisan baker, this delightful deli will provide healthy, filling daytime meals, as well as weekend evening meals.  This lovely, kitsch looking deli also houses a cookery school.  For menus and classes in Newport, Pembrokeshire, please visit their website at


The Golden Lion: This stone-cottage style pub is the perfect country evening eatery.  Home cooked meals are available in the restaurant, and you can also cosy up to the log fire in the evening for a glass or two of locally produced beer, too.  Come here to listen to live music every weekend. Please visit their website at