While some come to Pembrokeshire to experience the abundance of "extreme sports" others prefer a more relaxed feel to their recreational activities. The county contains Britain's only truly coastal National Park. It's a spectacular landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills, and a place of sanctuary for wildlife. why not relax and enjoy the wide variety of stunning beaches. Some are easy to reach and ideal for families, others are less accessible and offer peace and seclusion. Most provide good swimming and many lend themselves to plenty of other activities too.
Rockpooling is a fantastic activity that is suitable for all ages, its educational, fun, and a great way to engage with nature while at the beach. Wildlife watching is another relaxing way to spend your time in the county with Pembrokeshire being unrivalled for seabirds where we have some of the world's biggest colonies of Manx shearwaters and gannets. From the Coast Path you'll see grey seals, which breed here in early autumn while an encounter with Porpoises, dolphins and the occasional whale or basking shark is never far away. Inland, rare plants and insects flourish in woodland, heath and marsh areas seldom explored by the general visitor.
Fishing is a popular year round activity with the sheer variety and quality of spots described as being some of the best to be had anywhere in Wales if not Britain. Throw in the some amazing view points, short walks, stunning picnic sites, a laid back feel and some of the most scenic and unspoilt landscapes in the country and you have a destination perfect for activities with a relaxing edge.
Please browse this website for information on a range of activities carried out in Pembrokeshire. We have also included some useful information on how you can minimize your impact when carrying out recreation in the county including codes of conduct and some top tips. We try and manage all of the activities in a sustainable manner ensuring future generations have the same opportunities to enjoy recreation in an unspoilt wildlife rich environment. All of the recreation providers mentioned in the website have signed up to the Pembrokeshire Marine Code/Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Groups and follow guidelines that promote sustainability and minimise disturbance to wildlife.