With beautiful Blue Flag beaches and a stunning National Park, Pembrokeshire has been blessed with arguably the most stunning coastline in Britain and its quaint coastal towns attract thousands of tourists every year.
Scattered along 186 miles of coastal paths, Pembrokeshire's
twelve Blue Flag beaches meet the Foundation for Environmental
Education's standards for water quality, safety and environmental
information - ensuring enjoyable holidays for families and visitors
from all over the world. And the famous Pembrokeshire Coast
National Park provides a wide range of opportunities for tourists
young and old to interact with the surrounding scenery and Welsh
wildlife, from long bike rides to rockpool safaris and bat
Pembrokeshire has several venues that have been marked as Centres of Excellence and deliver high-quality tourist facilities with full disabled access.
Led by Pembrokeshire County Council in conjunction with Visit Wales, Milford Haven Port Authority, The Hean Castle Estate and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, this partnership aims to deliver fantastic family days out through individual ventures around the county's dramatic coastline - bringing Britons to West Wales.
There are five Centres of Excellence for Tourism being developed to give you the best possible access to enjoy the natural beauty of Pembrokeshire. These are in: Solva, Milford Haven, Porthgain, Tenby and Coppet Hall. For more information about these Centres of Excellence, please visit our Locations page.
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The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail twists and turns its
way through 186 miles of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in
Britain, from Poppit in the north to Amroth in the south.
It covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.
Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park -Britain's only coastal national park - the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as evidence of human activity from Neolithic times to the present.
The cliffs, headlands and coastal slopes through which the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail passes, support some of the finest habitats in the UK, such as coastal heath and flower-rich coastal grasslan
Influenced by the county's mild oceanic climate and the prevailing south-westerly winds, the huge variety of habitats and species derives from a combination of the underlying geology, soil and aspect, as well as exposure to salt, winds and rainfall.
Cliffs and headlands exposed to salt laden winds are carpeted in spring with flowers such as thrift, sea campion, sea plantain and spring squill, joined by bluebells and foxgloves later in May. Other common species include bird's foot trefoil, kidney vetch and wild thyme, while grasses such as red fescue form a soft springy turf.