The dramatic Welsh county of Pembrokeshire is the ideal place to visit if you are looking for some coastal adventure from your holiday, and Likibu’s extensive selection of holiday rentals is the perfect place to find accommodation. This striking area is the only national park county in the country, and this is primarily due to its powerful scenery. Allow yourself the time to take in the natural wonders and rent a holiday accommodation on Likibu, where there is a room for every need available from sites such as TripAdvisor or Airbnb.
Find and book the perfect holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire
When is the best time to visit Pembrokeshire?
Pembrokeshire's location in southern Wales means that the county can be enjoyed all year round, although the winter months do get colder, it is still often mild enough to explore, if you can battle through the likely rainfall. The hotter and dryer months of May to September are the most popular for visitors who want to enjoy the Welsh summer sun, meaning holiday cottages book up quickly in these months.
Which holiday cottages to book in Pembrokeshire?
Renting a unique and individual holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire is the easiest and most original way to immerse yourself in an authentic Welsh experience. Staying in a cottage allows you to live like a local in the heart of the country's mystical landscape, where you can wake up just a stone's throw away from the historic castles, award-winning sandy beaches and quaint harbours. Pembrokeshire has something for every interest and desire, our vast range of holiday cottages are perfect for every visitor.
How to Get There
The quickest and most efficient way you can reach Pembrokeshire is by rail, with frequent and direct services from around the UK, including routes from London Paddington, Manchester and Crewe. You can also change from services arriving from locations such as Bristol and Cardiff. If you are travelling to the county by road and you are coming from the east, you should take the M4 to junction 49, where you connect to the A48 and then the A40. From the south take the A477 towards Pembroke Dock and from the north, you should travel towards Aberystwyth and connect to the A487. Alternatively, if you are visiting from further areas across the UK, such as Northern Ireland or Scotland, you can fly to Cardiff Airport, which offers regular domestic services across the country.
Getting Around Pembrokeshire
All 186 miles of this beautiful county is an officially recognised National Park, so it is important that you soak in as much of the scenery as you can while you are visiting. Walking or hiking is perhaps the most genuine way to explore the county, as you can take one of the trials or coastal treks and take in the scenery at your own leisure. Another excellent method of taking in the coastline is by hopping aboard one of the shuttles, which drive up and down the waterside 7 days a week in the peak months of May to September and 2 days in the winter. There is, however, no reason why you cannot park your own car outside your holiday rental, as a car is the quickest way to take in the broad landscape, and it is parked right outside your accommodation, ready to go.
Where to Stay in Pembrokeshire
As the largest town in the county, you are never too far from something to do in Haverfordwest. A holiday apartment or b&b in Haverfordwest in the urban heart of the national park will leave you just moments away from a selection of crumbling castles, a theatre, waterpark and even a Secret Owl Garden. As the unofficial capital of Pembrokeshire, it is also the ideal place to choose a short-term apartment rental if you are a self-confessed foodie, as there is a vast selection of restaurants and bars to choose from, including the acclaimed Belle Vue Brasserie, which serves up traditional British food.
Saundersfoot's golden Castle Beach and connection to the remote St Catherine's Island means that this town is one of the most visited in the county. Choose a holiday cottage in Saundersfoot to be just minutes away from its art gallery, a National Trust owned garden and a pavilion which offer an escape from the weather in the colder months.
The town of Little Haven is, quite literally, a little haven in Pembrokeshire. Perhaps one of Pembrokeshire's best kept secrets, this perfect waterside town is bursting with natural charm, from its quiet village to the blue water fringe, choosing a holiday cottage or a luxury holiday rental in Little Haven will undoubtedly leave you feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated.
The vibrant area of Tenby is a favourite with youthful visitors, as it offers the diverse mix of Watersport activity, including a jet ski hire for the day and a selection of pubs and bars along its coastline for the night. Secure a reasonably priced youth hostel or holiday cottage in Tenby to delve into the Welsh action until the early hours of the morning.
This emerald bay is incredibly popular with families and holidaymakers in the summer months, but that is unsurprising, as it offers something for people of all ages. Take a walk around the historic fishing port, the traditional village and of course, the spectacular landscape. Most importantly, however, remember to reserve your place in advance, as all accommodation in Fishguard, from the guest houses to luxury holiday rentals, book up in advance.
Found on the River Cleddau, this town is faultless for visitors who are visiting Pembrokeshire for its boating and maritime scene. A holiday cottage or bed and breakfast in this area will place you alongside the marina, which is home to countless boats and yachts, some of which are even available for hire, meaning you can leave the comforts of your accommodation for the day and unwind on the open water.
What to Do in Pembrokeshire
Walk on Wales' Coastal Path
You just cannot visit this National Park without taking in the unspoilt views of The Irish Sea from the cliffs along Wales's Coastal Path. Immerse yourself in the epitome of this wild county and head to the coast to join the path at any point of its 58 beaches, no matter where your accommodation may be. This landscape is one of Wales' greatest assets, so remember not to leave your camera in your holiday letting and go get exploring.
Any British history fan will be excited to learn that this medieval structure is the birthplace of King Henry VII, making this castle one of the most important in British history. Over 560 years after the King's birth, this castle is home to some of the biggest rock concerts and festivals in the country. With recent acts including the likes of Status Quo and Gabrielle, this castle will be rocking the Welsh coastline. Keep a look out for the many events held in the castle and remember to book any hotel room or holiday rental in advance, particularly in the neighbouring areas of Monkton and Pembroke.
The Secret Owl Garden
This owl sanctuary is truly one of a kind as you can observe owls flying from tree to tree in the surrounding of a blooming garden, where you even have the chance to interact with the owls and let them land on your arm. This sanctuary is unmissable for families, so pre-book tickets to avoid long queues and give you more time enjoying your holiday cottage in the peak summer months.
Take a boat trip to Skomer
The tiny island of Skomer is well known for its resident creatures, in particular, the many puffins and seals. Located less than one mile from the Pembrokeshire coast, you need to take a boat out to enjoy the rare wildlife, but this is only a good thing, as you are likely to spot a dolphin on the way.
Raul Speek Gallery
The colourful Raul Speek Gallery is home to the renowned Cuban artist, who is bringing some of the vivid Cuban colour to Pembrokeshire. As well as showcasing some of his pieces, the gallery exhibits other international artists and offers art workshops for any visitor who is keen to get creative during their stay.
Though there are numerous castles dotted around the county, the Norman fortress of Manorbier Castle stands out as the one to visit, as it is surrounded by the most beautiful backdrop of them all, The Irish Sea. At only a five-minute drive from the town of Tenby, this piece of Welsh history is a breath of fresh air from the many activities nearby and is unmissable if you decide on a holiday letting or guest house both in the area and beyond.