Abereiddy is our nearest beach, with paid parking for cars, toilet facilities and refreshments (during the season), where you can also view the 'Blue Lagoon', a flooded slate quarry. It was also the site for the Red Bull Diving 2012 & 2013. Chosen again for 2016. Head office for Celticquest Coasteering and lots of water activites suitable for all ages and abilities. If you follow the coastal path north you will find the sandy beach of Traeth Llwyn, reached down a long flight of steps.
Further along the path you reach the village of Porthgain , where you will find derelict brickworks and remains of the old quarrying industry which was finally abandoned in the early 1930's. Today Porthgain is a thriving village, containing a number of art galleries, the 'Shed Bistro' and 'The Sloop', one of our well-known local pubs.
St. David’s , the smallest city in Wales, is just a short 10-minute drive away. You can’t visit this area without spending time viewing the beautiful Cathedral, with its newly restored Cloisters, Refectory and Shrine, and don't forget to walk round the the ancient ruins of the Bishop's Palace, Having worked-up an appetite why not walk back up the Cathedral steps, and the hill, to treat yourself to a Pembrokeshire ice cream, snacks or meal in any of the many eateries in St. David’s. Look out on a Thursday morning for the market in St davids square, beautiful hand crafted items for sale, and home made produce.
Whitesands Bay to the north and Caerfai Bay to the south are just two of the lovely sandy beaches that you will find around St. David’s.
Just a mile offshore at St. Davids you will find Ramsey Island (RSPB Reserve) . This island is a nesting home for kittiwakes, shearwaters, peregrines and many other bird species. During the Autumn the island is one of the homes for new born pups of the Atlantic grey seal. Voyages of Discovery offer a variety of boat trips around the island and the surrounding area. Thousand Islands Expeditions allow you to spend time on the island as well as trips around the island and the surrounding waters. If you like the taste of seawater and the rush of fresh air through your hair, then travel further south to the other side of St. Bride’s Bay where you will find the islands of Skokholm and Skomer . Both Dale Sailing and Dive Pembrokeshire offer boat trips around these islands.