It’s appropriate that in this Year of the Sea, the Old Police House is situated right in the middle of Pembrokeshire. It means that all of the county’s legendary beaches are within a short drive.
The village of Spittal is also on one of the historic pilgrim routes to St David’s. The name is a corruption of the Welsh, ysbyty, and tells us that it was a hospice, a resting place for those on route to the holiest place in Wales,
It’s appropriate, then, that visitors to Britain’s only coastal National Park are happy to find a home from home in the middle of Pembrokeshire. They find themselves virtually on the Landsker line, straddling the divide between the Welsh speaking and the Flemish/Norman folk and able to travel easily to the honeypot destinations.
The county, known across the world for its legendary coastal scenery, protected by Britain’s only coastal National Park, is the perfect holiday destination: golden sands backed by towering cliffs teeming with wildlife that are just as beautiful in summer was they are in winter.
In this our Year of the Sea 2018, we celebrate our outstanding coastline and epic shores. The Year of the Sea was just made for Pembrokeshire. Surrounded on three sides by water and with no part of Pembrokeshire being more than 14 miles from the coast you can see why we have salt water in our veins.
The best way to see our coastline is from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, all 186 miles from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, you’ll pass seascapes of breathtaking variety, award winning beaches, harbours, inlets and islands.
Along the way you’ll no doubt pass all those who just love to be in or on the water. There’s coasteering, surfing, diving, paddleboarding, kayking not to mention messing about on boats – fishing or sailing.
Families have no end of choice; adventure parks, castles, boat trips and family festivals, they are just some of the attractions and events that will create lasting memories that are talked about for years.
And when the fresh air gets the better of you and it’s time to rest your head, you can retire to your accommodation of choice; a seaside hotel, cosy country cottage or something more unusual, knowing that in the morning you can do it all again.
Pembrokeshire’s beaches have some of the cleanest waters and sands with many awards to show for it; eleven blue flags; twelve green coast, eleven seaside, and twenty one rural seaside awards! That makes Pembrokeshire beaches the best in Wales.
And after a day at the coast, what is better than to return to your own home from home. There you can kick off the sand, have a soak in our giant size bath, and retire to the local pub, the Pump on the Green or the Corner Piece, for a home-cooked meal and a chat with the locals.