Beach review – Stackpole Quay

This tiny, and extremely sheltered, little cove was used as a private harbour for the former Stackpole House What it’s like Tiny, mostly rocky, cove, with an imposing Victorian stone quay. At low tide, you can walk across the beach to climb onto the Quay. At higher tides you’ll need to continue along the path Read More …

Farm Tour – the Inglenook fireplace

It’s not only Pembrokeshire’s placenames that indicate its long history as an English colony. It’s also evident in some of our vernacular architecture. Pembrokeshire gets the full brunt of Atlantic storms. Locals have responded by adding slate shingles on exposed walls of houses. Many cottages have a concrete overcoat on slate roofs. The Flemish chimneys Read More …

Beach review – Barafundle

Barafundle is one of the most spectacular beaches in Pembrokeshire. It used to only be known to locals. Now, with reviews in The Sunday Times and the like, it’s beauty is more widely known, meaning it can get busy in peak season. What it’s like An amazing medium sized beach of pale golden sand, backed Read More …

Beach review – Broadhaven South

Despite the name being somewhat of a misnomer (it’s not as wide as Broad Haven North but is quite a deep beach) Broadhaven South is a classic Pembrokeshire beach, with golden sands stretching far back towards Bosherston Lilyponds. What it’s like A beautiful pale gold sandy beach surrounded by National Trust land. A long series Read More …

Beach review – Manorbier

The village of Manorbier is blessed with three beaches: Precipe, Skrinkle and Manorbier. But its namesake beach is the most well-known, and historically, the best loved. As far back as the 1190’s, Gerald of Wales or Giraldus Cambrensis gave it a rave review. He described the village as “in all the broad lands of Wales, Read More …