The quiet village of Angle is situated on a peninsula in the South West corner of Pembrokeshire. The local beach, West Angle Bay, is just 10 minutes walk from the cottage and is one of Pembrokeshire's most accessible. Wavecrest cafe at the beach serves fantastic food during the day, The Hibernia Inn just a short stroll from the cottage serves hearty evening meals and if you venture round East Angle Bay you will be treated with great food and coastal views at The Old Point House.
Pembrokeshire's beaches are regularly voted some of the best in the world and with over 50 Blue Flag beaches there are plenty to explore! These are just a few of our favourites:
West Angle Bay
This beautiful, sheltered bay is child-friendly and does not become overcrowded, even in the peak season. The beachside cafe has a superb selection of ice-creams, coffee, cake and lunchtime treats.
Featured in a number of movies (including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II) this huge sandy beach is popular with surfers. Strong currents here mean it is only for the strongest swimmers, but the extensive sand dunes and rock pools provide plenty of entertainment for the kids. One of our favourite treats is to enjoy burgers and lobster rolls from award-winning Cafe Mor al fresco on the beach.
You could be forgiven for thinking you are in a tropical location when the sun is shining at Barafundle! Only accessible on foot, half a mile from the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay, this pristine beach backed by sand dunes and pine trees is glorious at all times of the year and forms part of a lovely circular walk.
A visit to Broadhaven South taking in the Lily ponds at Bosherton should not be missed. On entering the beach from the lily ponds you will be met by a large expanse of soft sand and a clean water stream that runs the length of the beach is perfect for small children to play in.
Activity and Adventure
With 186 miles of coastline Pembrokeshire naturally has an enormous variety of water-based adventures to enjoy, including kayaking, coasteering and surfing. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land then the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path offers an opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife spotting, whilst the quiet country lanes provide a variety of interesting cycle routes for those on two wheels. Many sporting events are held in Pembrokeshire throughout the year, with one of the highlights being the Iron Man Wales in September.
The coastal town of Tenby is a 25 minute drive from the cottage and there are numerous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon at Bluestone Resort, Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm and Manor Wildlife Park nearby.
Castles & Heritage
Pembrokeshire has ancient castles in abundance - Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier Castles to name just a few! Each one is quite different and well worth a visit. Chapel Bay Fort & Museum in Angle explains military technology and weaponry through the ages and another nearby must-visit is St Govan's Chapel, a small 13th Century chapel built into the sea cliff near Bosherton.
For more ideas and information about things to do in Pembrokeshire go to www.visitpembrokeshire.com