Pembrokeshire has some of the most spectacular Beaches and Walks in the only coastal National Park. The video is a short montage of a couple's walk around the Dale Peninsula to give you a taste of what you can expect. From Briar Bank, you can walk the peninsula beginning and ending in dale, or you could head from West Dale Beach along the coast path to Marloes taking in the breath-taking
scenery. You could also cross the Gann ridge directly in front of the house and follow the coast to St. Ishmaels, taking you past Monk Haven church. A lot of the beaches around are dog friendly but be sure to check the signs to see where dogs are allowed, this website is helpful: www.dogrover.co.uk .
Just a short walk, and even shorter drive from the house is Dale. A busy, seasonal village with a shingle beach with sand at one end and the pontoon at the other. A hit with children who want to go crabbing, swimming
or kayaking and for adults
who would rather enjoy a
glass of wine on the sea
wall. Boat trips leave from
here to see the wildlife of the islands and I cant recommend the Dale Sea Safari enough! Dale is the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself.
By far one of my personal favourite beaches is West Dale. It is a beach for all with soft golden sand, rock pools to explore and excellent surf it is a must to visit! Just remember to be safe on the cliffs and watch
out for rip tides, especially at this
beach. There are spectacular views of the surrounding islands and from here you can follow the coast path around the peninsula or on to Marloes which is a lovely walk.
Another of my favourites and one of the hidden gems of the Dale Peninsula, Watwick is a golden sandy beach with calm waters for swimming and playing. Only accessible by walking down a far few steps or by boat straight to the sand, it is definitely worth the effort. I recommend going for the day, bring plenty of spades, games, food and drink and enjoy!
Broad Haven is around 15 minutes in the car from Briar Bank and is a beautiful sandy beach. It does get pretty busy in the summer for obvious reasons but is great for families with children. There is a small Spar and takeaway and you can have ice-cream right across from the beach. There are normally lifeguards on the beach especially at the height of the season.
This picture-perfect beach is a hit with locals and tourists alike. It is sheltered from most winds and has golden sand. It became famous when it was used for filming the blockbuster Snow White and the Huntsman.
To get to this beach is a bit of a trek and the last stretch pretty precarious, however if you do manage it, it is worth the wait. Similar to Watwick, it has wonderful sand and nice bathing waters. Just a tip, watch the tide, people have been cut off here as the high tide is further up than the access steps!