Activities around St Davids
Here are a series of activities around St Davids that will suit anyone from two to ninety-two!
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Pembrokeshire and St Davids
There are a host of wonderful beaches nearby including Whitesand Bay, recently recognised as one of the Times top 50 beaches in the UK, with its long stretches of golden sands as well as Caerfai Bay. These provide something for everyone from walking to surfing…. photography to rock pooling….. building sandcastles to kayaking. We hope that the following links will be useful in planning your visit:
St Davids Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace
St Davids Cathedral, the magnificent 12th century Norman Monastery, is just minutes walk from the cottages and has regular services, as well as concerts and plays during the summer and a music festival in the May half-term week. The unique atmosphere of the Cathedral is an important part of what draws people back to St David’s year after year.
Beaches and caves
There are some wonderful beaches nearby including Whitesand Bay, with its long stretches of golden sands, and Caerfai Bay with hundreds of rockpools and caves to explore. And don’t forget Abereiddi, with the unique Blue Lagoon, as well as the picturesque harbours of Porth Clais, Porthgain and Solva.
There is a lovely castle in Pembroke, which is ideal for a family day out!
Pembroke Castle 01646 681510
Coasteering and surfing
Coasteering is one of the very enjoyable activities around St Davids for all ages and this is provided by TYF, who specialise in a variety of activities from kayaking to rock jumping! They are based in the centre of St Davids. Surfing is another exhilarating activity on Whitesand Bay or Newgale beach and everything you need for purchase or hire can be found at Ma Simes Surf Shop in the High Street.
Bike hire is available locally and you can explore the local lanes, as well as the Celtic Trail West, which passes through St Davids.
TYF 01437 721611
St Davids has a most spectacular golf course on the road to Whitesand Bay, with amazing views from every hole, although you will need to be good in the wind!
St Davids Golf Club 01437 721751
Horse riding is another great activity and can be arranged locally.
Nolton Stables 01437 710360
Sailing and boat trips
There are regular boat trips to Ramsey Island, Grassholm and Skomer. These can be arranged in St Davids or from St Martin’s Haven. There is also sailing available in Solva.
Ramsey Island Cruises 01437 721423
Thousand Islands Expeditions 01437 721721
Solva Sail Boats 01437 720972
St Davids has a wide variety of unique shops selling art, crafts, clothes, surf gear, local produce, gourmet food and everyday items.
St Davids Food and Wine
Tourist Information Centre
St Davids Centre was opened in 2008 and has a gallery, Information Centre and café and displays a variety of treasures from the Museum of Wales.
Walking and wildlife
The Pembrokeshire coastal path provides nearly 200 miles of breathtaking scenery, flora and wildlife that will inspire you. Trips to nearby islands, for example, Ramsey, provide the opportunity to see a wide variety of sea birds and seals and, on occasions, whales and dolphins.
RNLI Lifeboat at St Justinians
Do visit the lifeboat at St Justinians, which is spectacular in the evenings as the sun sets!