There are many fabulous reasons for visiting this area of the beautiful south Pembrokeshire coast, lots of people return here year after year as a firm holiday favourite or to rekindle memories of childhood family holidays ….. others are first time visitors and keen to discover all that Pembrokeshire has to offer …. You certainly won’t be disappointed …. There is much to see and do and we will help you with any information you need to set you up for exploring the best places during your stay with us!
Blue Flag Beaches, The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, National Trust Gardens and Historic Castles…are all waiting for you here…
SAUNDERSFOOT – Coastal
From our door at Stoney Bridge you can cross the road and take a 30 minute stroll down a traffic-free lane and be right in the heart of Saundersfoot, a delightful small coastal village with its traditional harbour and wide sandy beach. Its easily accessible flat promenade leads you to the shops, cafes and restaurants plus level walks through the cliff tunnels to Coppet Hall and Wisemans Beaches. Pick up the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Saundersfoot and you can walk to Tenby or take the other route towards Amroth.
TENBY – Coastal
Much larger than Saundersfoot, Tenby is very picturesque with its famous coloured buildings overlooking the vast stretch of beach from the north to the south. As well as a traditional harbour, the town itself is home to many restaurants, shops and cafes all linked by the cobbled streets within its medieval walls. At low tide you can walk across Castle Beach to St Catherine’s Island where you can explore the Napoleonic Fort.
A very popular pleasant boat trip from Tenby takes you to the fascinating Caldey Island owned by the monks of the Cisterican Order whose picturesque monastery overlooks the Village Green and pretty cottages of the islanders. There are beautiful walks to explore and a few hours of true relaxation and peace await the visitor here.
NARBERTH – Inland
Indulge yourselves in boutique shopping, eating and exploring the gorgeous little market town of Narberth, just a 6 mile drive from us. Edwardian/Georgian buildings line the street and house some lovely independent shops selling an eclectic range of goods from vintage/antiques to fine art, fine food and cafes. We definitely recommend a refreshment stop at the Deli/Tapas Bar Ultracomida for some truly authentic Spanish tapas served in a very social setting.
STACKPOLE – A National Trust Estate - Coastal
If you love walking and beautiful beaches then don’t miss a trip to this little piece of heaven, just a 25 minute drive from Stoney Bridge.
Don’t forget your binoculars for spotting wildlife.
Part of this Estate is also home to The Lily Ponds at Bosherston which are usually at their flourish in June. A beautiful walk round the lakes leads you onto the stunning beach of Broadhaven South.
From Stackpole Quay walk over the broad cliff tops to explore the famous Barafundle Bay. It has been voted many, many times as one of the best beaches in Britain – it’s often likened to a Caribbean Beach!
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
This magnificently restored ruin stands proud on the tidal river overlooking the millpond and restored Tidal Mill – Voted Best Visitor Attraction of 2018.
15 min drive from SB
Delve into the 800 year old history of this huge Medieval Castle – the birthplace of Henry Tudor in 1457. You can explore the castle ruins, towers, battlements, turrets even the underground cavern. Walk around the 900 year town wall to take in the spectacular views over Pembroke.
20 min drive from SB
Laugharne Castle & Dylan Thomas Boathouse
A Small Town with a 13th Century Castle sits on the edge of the quiet Taf Estuary with stunning views to Gower and beyond. Here you’ll be able to explore the history of famous Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas, see his writing shed, visit his last family home, The Boathouse and view his furnished parlour and exhibition.
30 min drive from SB
Picton Castle & Gardens and more
A cross between medieval castle and fortified manor house, Picton was built in the 13th century by Sir John Wogan and is still inhabited by his descendants. Equally as impressive is its 40 acres of glorious woodland gardens. House and Gardens open to the Public.
30 min drive from SB
Colby Woodland Garden
Colby’s National Trust woodland garden set within a tranquil valley is a real haven for wildlife, walks and floral wows! Spring brings carpets of bluebells, crocuses and daffodils, then swathes of camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas, followed by hydrangeas and the summer wildflowers.
15 min Drive from SB
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Garden is a fascinating blend of the modern and historic. Here you’ll find an inspiring range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, British Bird of Prey Centre and a tropical Butterfly House.
40 Min Drive from SB
Staying a little longer
If you’re planning to stay more than a couple of days with us then we are in a perfect location for exploring a little further …..
We’re just a very pleasant one hour drive from St Davids (Britain’s smallest City) with its beautiful Cathedral and the ancient ruins of Bishops Palace.
60 mins from SB
For wild bird enthusiasts then a short boat trip from Martin’s Haven to visit to the Island of Skomer is also a possibility.
60 mins from SB
Some of these suggestions may be subject to seasonal opening times, so it’s worth checking before you plan your visit. The local Tourist Information Centre is located in Tenby (tel 01437 775603) So if we don’t know the answer they certainly will!