South Pembrokeshire attractions

Top Choice Castle in Pembroke (Penfro)

Pembroke Castle

This spectacular and forbidding castle was the home of the earls of Pembroke for over 300 years and the birthplace of Henry VII, the first Tudor king. A fort was established here in 1093 by Arnulph de Montgomery, bu…
Beach in Stackpole (Stagbwll)

Barafundle Bay

Regularly voted one of Britain's most beautiful beaches, Barafundle Bay is a scenic 10-minute walk south along the coast path from Stackpole Quay (turn right). It is a gorgeous spot but its reputation has put paid t…
Castle in Carew

Carew Castle

Looming romantically over the River Carew, its gaping windows reflected in the glassy water, this craggy castle is an impressive sight. The rambling limestone ruins range from functional 12th-century fortifications …
Island in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Caldey Island

Connected to Tenby by a seasonal boat service, Caldey Island is home to grey seals, sea birds and a red-topped, whitewashed monastery that houses a community of around a dozen Cistercian monks. Make sure you visit s…
Church in Stackpole (Stagbwll)

St Govan's Chapel

One of the most dramatic sights on this extraordinary stretch of coast is this 13th-century chapel, wedged into a slot in the cliffs, just out of reach of the sea. Steps hacked into the rock lead down through the em…
Museum in Narberth (Arberth)

Narberth Museum

Housed in a wonderfully atmospheric restored bonded-stores building, this volunteer-staffed and passionately well-maintained museum celebrates the rich history of Narberth and the surrounding area. You can learn abo…
Beach in Angle

Freshwater West

Wild and windblown, this 2-mile strand of golden sand and silver shingle backed by acres of dunes is Wales' best surf beach, sitting wide open to the Atlantic rollers. But beware – although it's great for surfing, b…
Lake in Stackpole (Stagbwll)

Bosherston Lily Ponds

Criss-crossed by a network of footpaths and wooden bridges, these famous ponds are a wonderfully tranquil spot for a stroll. The lilies bloom in June and July but the surrounding woodlands are full of wildlife year-…
Zoo in Saundersfoot

Folly Farm

If your toddler's tolerance for castles and churches is waning, this combination zoo, petting farm, fun fair and amusement park could be the antidote. Once they've tired of the pirate ship, dragon playground and rid…
Nature Reserve in Stackpole (Stagbwll)

Stackpole Estate

The National Trust's Stackpole Estate takes in 8 miles of coast, including two fine beaches (Barafundle Bay and Broad Haven South), a wooded valley and the Bosherston Lily Ponds, a system of artificial lakes famous …