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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

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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:

Surf reports and tide timetables

St Davids Online

The Pembrokeshire coast 

The National Trust

Wales in style

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.

St Davids Cathedral

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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.

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The Blue Lagoon at Abereiddi

Castles

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.

TYF  01437 721611
MaSimes  01437 720433

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Cycling

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

Golf

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
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Horse riding

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

Thousand islands Boat trip

Shopping

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

Oriel Albion Gallery

Oriel Albion Gallery

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Steve Robinson Glass

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.
Tourist Information

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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.
RSPB

RNLI Lifeboat at St Justinians

Do visit the lifeboat at St Justinians, which is spectacular in the evenings as the sun sets!

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