Victorian seaside villa on the beautiful Gower Peninsula, family and pet friendly
Gower Coast Adventures - Boat Trips (May to September)
Bay Bistro & Coffee House, Rhossili
Sam's Surf Shack, Rhossili
Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill
The Gower Coast Path
The Coalhouse Restaurant, Oxwich
Oxwich Castle, Open April - Oct, Wed - Sun
Victorian seaside villa on the beautiful Gower Peninsula - great for family and friends - pet friendly.
Sleeps 6 guests in 4 bedrooms
Bedrooms 1 kingsize (5' bed), 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single (4'bed). All on 1st Floor.
Bath/shower room with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin on 1st floor.
Sitting Room with 3 seater sofa, snuggler armchair and leather fireside chair. Open fire.
Study with two seater sofa, rocking chair, desk and chair. Open fireplace (not in use).
Kitchen/Diner open plan luxury fully fitted country kitchen with gas/electric Rangemaster Cooker, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge table and bench seats to seat 8, wood burning stove.
Utility room accessed from rear courtyard with washing machine, dryer. Separate toilet.
Grounds small lawned garden at front. Rear enclosed lawned garden, wooden patio furniture, barbecue, small netted fish pond.
Parking for 3 cars, gated.
Fuel central heating, wood-burning fire and starter pack of logs.
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Situated in Pembrey Country Park against the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Equipment hire and lessons available. Alpine Lodge, cafe and floodlit 130 m slope plus 40m nursery slope. Button Lift.
Activities include gorge walking, land yachting, mountain biking, sea kayaking, surfing, coasteering, rock climbing, abseiling archery and more.
The church has stained glass windows, a wooden barrel vault nave and decorated interior with frescoes. The architect was Bucknall
The castle was built in reaction to Welsh uprisings then further fortified with a new gatehouse in the 1420's following the uprisings of Owain Glyndwr.
Prehistoric people have left their mark in the form of Stone age burial chambers, Bronze age standing stones, burnt mounds and fortifications, Iron age hill forts and hut circles.
The castle was strategically placed to guard the Tywi estuary. It was built within the still visible ramparts of a late Bronze age hill fort. Originally a wooden 11th C castle was built which was then replaced in stone by the Norman invaders in the 12th C. It was considerably extended in the 13th C. After a period when it was used as a comfortable residence it was eventually abandoned in the 16th C and left to ruin.
The present nave dates from the 13th C, the tower and transepts were added in the 15th C and the Lloyd Chapel in the 16th C. The interior has been renovated several times during the 19th C and a current programme of restoration is on going. The church has fine 19th and 20th C stained glass windows, including a beautiful east window by John Petts.
St Anthony's well is situated on the road that once led to Laugharne ferry. Pilgrims on route to and from St Davids would stop off at the well to refresh themselves. It was once customary to throw pins rather than money into the well. A sculptured plaque by John Taulbut commemorates the saint. Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to The Castle Inn in the centre of Llansteffan.
There was probably a castle here in the early 12th C though the upstanding remains can be traced back no further than the late 13th C. In the 18th and 19th C the outer ward was laid with formal gardens.
A cruciform shaped church with huge square tower supported by pointed arches. It has been a place of worship since Norman times. The church was restored in the 15th C and again in the 1873. It contains a Celtic cross slab, painted nave ceiling, brass chandelier and many memorials. A 15th C Italian brocade cope and church silver, not on display, are owned by the church.
The largest working waterwheel to generate electricity in Europe. The turbine house provides access to an interactive display, fish pass and observation window. A new tin man exhibition shows how tin influenced the world.
Earliest records mention the castle in 1094 and by 1105 Carmarthen town was mentioned by name so the castle was certainly on its present site by then. The castle evidently was very important early on in its history. It underwent a series of attacks and rebuilding episodes. Finally in 1215 Llewellyn the Great destroyed it and in 1223 the present castle was built by William Marshal Earl of Pembroke. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre, Lammas Street, Carmarthen.
Parts of the church date from the 13th C. Many of the 17th-19th C memorials in the church are of famous people. The church was built of local red sandstone and grey shale. It is large with a tower, nave, chancel, south aisle and Bishops court.
A public path leads from the base of the castle through the remains of the western gate house. The earliest castle was probably raised in the first half of the 12th C with many additions in subsequent years virtually doubling its size. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Fig Tree Restuarant opposite Dryslwyn Castle.
Exhibits include Romans, furniture, paintings and much more. The museum building once was the palace of the Bishop of St David's 1542-1974. It was here that the New Testament was first translated into Welsh
Displays include local archaeology, Egyptology, pottery, portraits, landscape paintings, Welsh furniture, costume, a Victorian school room, life on a farm and the home front in World War II.
The building was begun in the 10th-11th C and restored in the 19th C. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Salutation Inn in Pontargothi. From here leave the village by the A40 travel in an easterly direction until the next right hand turn to the village of Llanegwad.
The castle's ruins are clouded in obscurity. The existing stronghold dates from around 1300 and has been in the hands of the English and the welsh during its existence. It has a complicated system of defences. There is a passageway into cliff face leading into a natural underground cave.
Open all year round in summer from 9.30 til 6.00 and in winter from 9.30 til 4.00. The tea room and craft shop have the same opening hours. Leaflet maps of 2 mile and 5 mile walks around the castle are available for sale in the shop.
Large rooms overlook romantic formal gardens. Upstairs are innovative and changing exhibitions as well as a permanent exhibition representing the period between 1940 and 1945 when the house became a hospital.
The farmhouse provides an insight into agricultural life in times gone by. Admission is by guided tour and appointment only.
The show room has a selection of welsh antiques including dressers, tables, oak long case clocks, stick chairs, oak cupboards and more
Marnie specialises in making jewellery. She also sources natural products, herbs and flowers to make toiletries, both bath and body products. Ric specialises in photography. Their work is on sale at Crafts Alive, Llandeilo SA19 6EN and Origin Dyfed, Carmarthen
Fine creativity, quality, design and innovation result in stock including glass ware, jewellery, hand made cards, silk goods and much more.
Crafts may include jewellery, cards, soft furnishings, fashion accessories, china, paintings, prints, lovespoons, soaps, oils, cushions, lavender, pillows, chutney, jams, turned wood, pewter, teddies, leather and more. Refreshments are on sale.
Neil makes Tiffany style lamps, mirrors, small gifts, fused glass and much more. He also offers tuition.
Foel Uchaf's soft furnishings and fashion accessories are displayed at 'West Wales Centre for the Crafts'. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the White Lion Inn in the village of Pwll Trap.
The centre displays hundreds of locally handmade crafts and is home to a small working pottery. The woodland walk offers glimpses of wildlife, farm animals and farm machinery. There are entertainments for children. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the White Lion pub in the centre of Pwll Trap
Ten exhibitions are held every year.
Both artists work across a broad spectrum of artistic techniques from sculpture to ceramics to welding but they are best known for their amazing paintings.
They also show the work of Marianne's grandfather Danish artist Axel Johansen. Tim makes furniture under the name 'Alexander Design'
Jonathan's love of the natural world and particularly wild flowers influences his vibrant ceramic designs.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am til 5pm Stock includes jewellery, clay, glass & metal, textiles, pictures & cards, preserves & potions, wood and paintings.
Port Eynon is a perfect family beach with a wide expanse of golden sand and rock pools to explore at low tide. The beach is located on the Gower Peninsula, Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, lifeguard station & first aid (seasonal), slipway, cafes, restaurants
Oxwich Bay is backed by sand dunes. A footpath to the west leads through woodland past the church of St Illtyd and over Oxwich Point to Slade, The Sands and Horton. Dogs are welcome all year round. Please keep your dog on a lead when children are around. Amenities: car park, public toilets, shops, places to eat, Oxwich Bay Hotel
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Pitton Camp Site from where you can get directions to Mewslade Bay Beach. The beach is so flat that is not uncommon to see it being used by land-yacht enthusiasts. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, nearest village is Rhossili
Please note the 10 minute path from the car park down to the beach is very steep and may not be suitable for pushchairs or the infirm. Rhossili is a wonderful location to go surfing and to see the sun setting. It is possible to walk across the bay to Llangennith or even onto the Worms Head. Please take care not to get cut off by the rising tide. Look out for the wreck of the Helvetia (1887) buried in the sand. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, public telephone, cafe, shops
The beach is popular with surfers, bathers and walkers. The west facing point attracts waves as big as 12' in the winter months. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, cafe, The Kings Head,
Access is difficult with a 20 minute walk but worth it for this very secluded, pebbly, picturesque and romantic beach with lots of sand at low tide. The only public access is on foot from either Brandy Cove (approx 20 mins), Pennard or through Bishopston Valley (both approx 1 hour). Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park at Bishopston, Pennard, Caswell, public toilets at Caswell, Pennard
The beach is safe for swimming and popular with wind surfers. There is a one and a half mile coastal path eastwards to Langland Bay with spectacular views across the Bristol Channel to North Devon. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Sorry no dogs May - Sept. Amenities car park, public toilets, public telephone, cafe, Mumbles village 10 minutes drive away
Machynys, Llanelli, and two Burry Port beaches share the Millennium Coastal Park. A traffic free path stretches along the whole length ideal for strolling and bike riding. There are several cafes situated along the route as well as the National Wetlands Centre, Machynys Peninsula Golf and Country Club all with dramatic views of the Gower. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park, public toilets, cafes, shops
A traffic free path, ideal for strolling and cycling, stretches along the length of the Millennium Coastal Park passing Llanelli Beach. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: Discovery Centre, Llanelli , car park, public toilets, tourist information centre, cafe, ice-cream kiosk, shop, exhibition centre, play area.
Surfing competitions are often held here. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Sorry no dogs May - Sept Amenities, car parks, public toilets, snack kiosks, beach shop, Mumbles village is 20 minutes walk away
A traffic free path, ideal for strolling and cycling, stretches along the length of the Millennium Coastal Park passing Burry Port Sands . The Lifeboat Station is located on the east side of Burry Port Marina. Amelia Earhart landed here as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: at Burry Port, car park, public toilets, shop, cafes, pubs
Bracelet Bay is small and rocky, backed by a bank of pebbles. Sand is exposed at low tide. Care should be taken when swimming there are strong rip currants between the two islands of Mumbles Head. A lifeguard patrols during the summer. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Sorry no dogs May - Sept. Amenities: car park, restaurants, bar, ice cream
The country park provides many attractions and activities including: nature trails, forest walks, cycle tracks, ski slope, toboggan run, miniature railway, adventure playground, crazy golf and beach entertainers are on site.The Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The Park main gates are locked between 22.00hrs and 08.00 hrs from 1st October to 31st March each year. The Visitor Centre and Ski Pembrey are open daily all year round (apart from a few days over the Christmas period) (Ski Pembrey also close for Annual essential maintenance for 2 weeks in May each year) All other facilities open subject to seasonal variance (see individual facilities for details). Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Sorry no dogs May - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, visitor centre, beach kiosk, parent and baby room,restuarant, cafe
There is a pathway from one end to the other which makes an enjoyable 2 hour stroll or cycle ride. Swansea Marina is located at the eastern end. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs April - Sept at: Swansea Bay from the River Tawe to the slip (opposite Victoria Park/Patti Pavilion) and Swansea Bay from the beach access at Sketty Lane Car Park (opposite the Wales National Pool/Singleton Boating Lake) to the Northern edge of the slip (opposite West Cross Inn). Amenities: car parks, public toilets, cafes, shops, pubs, restaurants
The beach is about 8 miles long and half a mile to the sea when the tide is out. It is safe for bathing. It is within the Pembrey Country Park. There is an entrance fee for vehicles.
Ferryside is tucked away off the beaten track at the mouth of the River Tywi. The narrow sandy beach is backed by dunes. Ferryside was once at the heart of the Carmarthen Bay cockle picking industry. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs Apr - Sept Amenities: Ferryside Railway Station (London to Fishguard route) car park, public toilets, cafe, pub, shop
Captain James and his family lived in St Anthony's Cottage named after the nearby holy well of St Anthony. In 2004 the sandy bay was voted 'One of the most peaceful, beautiful and relaxing beaches in Wales'. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs April - Sept Amenities: Llansteffan - car park, public toilets, cafe, pub, shop
The new millennium saw the regeneration of much of the seafront area . The beach front has been re-built and includes a piazza, skate park and adventure playground. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Sorry no dogs May - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, public telephone, refreshments along the promenade
A National Trust path leads past St Anthony's cottage along the headland above Wharley Point. The surrounding areas take in a diverse range of habitats, the most important of which arguably is the salt marshes on the low ground. The area between Wharley Point and Craig Ddu woodland is also a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' rich with maritime lichen flora.
This beautiful area provided inspiration for many writers in particular Dylan Thomas who immortilised it with the words "sloe black, slow, black, crow black fishing boat-bobbing sea..." Dylan Thomas' Boathouse and writing shed, now a museum book shop and cafe over looking the foreshore is open to the public. Dogs on leads are welcome all year round. Amenities: Laugharne village - car park, public toilets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shop
Sker Beach is the most westerly beach in Porthcawl and is accessible only by walking from Rest Bay or Kenfig National Nature Reserve. Its remote location makes it one of the quiter beaches in Porthcawl. A plaque, in memory of the 47 lives lost on the S.S.Santampa, capsized and wrecked in heavy seas, and the Mumbles RNLI life boat which attempted rescue on April 23, 1947, is visible at low tide. At very low tides wreckage is still being found. Dogs welcome all year round. Amenities: car park at Rest Bay or Kenfig Nature Reserve then access on foot.
This award winning beach has dramatic cliffs, rocks and rock pools topped by a cliff path which links to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the west and to the east miles of glorious golden sands with huge cockle beds at the end which are harvested all year round. During World War II the beach was used for practising the D Day landings. In the early 1900's the beach was used as a venue for car and motor cycle races and for speed trials. A 'Museum of Speed' is located in the village of Pendine on the western end of the sands. The beach belongs to the ministry of defence and parts of it are closed to the public for safety reasons. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept Amenities: Pendine village car park, public toilets, cafes, shops, pubs
Pink Bay is a quiet beach, 15 minutes walk from Rest Bay. Lifeguard cover from early July to end of August. Remember, no flag, no lifeguard. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Porthcawl Royal Golf Club beside Pink Bay. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: car park at Rest Bay then access on foot.
Situated on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Rest Bay is a sandy Blue Flag beach west of Porthcawl. It is a very popular for water sports, especially surfing. A 'surf cam' shows live conditions from Rest Bay 24-hours-a-day. A lifeguard station overlooks the beach which is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months the beach . Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Sorry no dogs May - Oct. Amenities: car park, public toilets, cafe bar, first aid, lost children centre, surfing acadamy (the last 3 are seasonal)
Swimming is prohibited at the beach and conditions are only suitable for experienced surfers due to the tides and sharp rocks. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Sorry no dogs May - Sept. Amenities: Porthcawl car parks, public toilets, restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops
Sandy Bay, with the area in front of the fairground known as Coney Beach, is a large sheltered and sandy beach. The beach has lifeguard cover from May to September and the water quality is rated as excellent. Popular with families for donkey and pony rides on the beach, trampolines and bouncy castles and the adjacent Coney Beach Fun Fair. Sandy Bay is also popular with surfers. Sandy Bay hosts the ever popular Christmas morning swim where hundreds of swimmers, many in fancy dress, have braved the waters on Christmas Day since 1965, drawing in thousands of spectators and raising thousands of pounds for local charities. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs
The immense clean flat sandy beaches are wrapped around by elegant Georgian terraced houses. The small town of Tenby with all amenities is within walking distance. The beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status. Dog restrictions apply from May 1st - September 30th. There is a total dog ban at Tenby North Beach. Tenby South Beach and Tenby Castle Beach allow dogs in designated areas only. See beach signs for details.
Sandy Castle Beach backed by cliffs lies between Castle Hill and East Cliff. Access is via the harbour or down a steep flight of steps off The Paragon. At low tide it is possible to walk to St Catherine's Island. Do allow enough time for a safe return before the tide comes in again.The beach is patrolled by a Lifeguard (10am-6pm) during the summer season. Boat trips from here go to Caldey Island on low tides. Dog restrictions apply from May to September. Amenities: Tenby is a seaside resort with a comprehensive range of amenities. The multi-storey car park fills up quickly in summer. If you arrive after 11am during the school summer holidays, head straight for the park and ride and use the free shuttle bus. Beach wheel chairs can be hired from the Saundersfoot Tourist Information Centre in the Harbour Car Park at Saundersfoot. 01834 813 672
A small picturesque sandy beach squeezed between the harbour wall, St Julianís Seamanís Church and Tenby Yacht Club overlooked by brightly painted Georgian terraces overlooking colourful recreational craft tugging gently on their moorings. An iconic Tenby view as seen on many postcards and paintings. Access to the beach is easy via a sloping path behind the church. Dog restrictions apply from May to September. Amenities: Tenby is a seaside resort with a comprehensive range of amenities. The multi-storey car park fills up quickly in summer. If you arrive after 11am during the school summer holidays, head straight for the park and ride and use the free shuttle bus. Beach wheel chairs can be hired from the Saundersfoot Tourist Information Centre in the Harbour Car Park at Saundersfoot. 01834 813 672
Lifeguards patrol during the summer months. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May- Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants
Secluded and beautiful sandy Monkstone Beach backed by a ridge of pebbles, rocks and sea cliffs can be accessed on foot at low tide along the shore from Glen Beach at Saundersfoot or via the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or via a permissive path through Trevayne Farm, off the B4316 near New Hedges. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities include: Trevayne Farm car park (small charge), alternatively park in the layby or on the grass verge in the lane just outside the farm. There is a steep flight of 151 steps down to the beach. There are no facilities here but Monkstone is less than 2 miles from Saundersfoot a small seaside resort with a comprehensive range of amenities including car park, public toilets, shops, cafes and restaurants.
The sandy beach is backed by sand dunes and looks out towards Caldey Island. It has been awarded a 'Blue Flag' and 'Tidy Britain Group Seaside Award'. There is easy access to South beach via a wooden walkway (parts of which sometimes get covered in sand). Dog restrictions apply from May to September Amenities: Tenby is a seaside resort with a comprehensive range of amenities. The multi-storey car park fills up quickly in summer. If you arrive after 11am during the school summer holidays, head straight for the park and ride and use the free shuttle bus. Beach wheel chairs can be hired from the Saundersfoot Tourist Information Centre in the Harbour Car Park at Saundersfoot. 01834 813 672
This Blue Flag awarded beach is situated between the harbour beach and north cliffs. The beach is overlooked by a promenade and the bustling little town. It is accessed by the north cliff steps or via an easy access concrete ramp through the harbour. The views of Carmarthen Bay are spectacular. Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1st May & 30th September. Beach Wheel Chairs are available to hire from Saundersfoot Tourist Information Centre in the Harbour car park Saundersfoot 01834 813 672 Sorry no dogs. Amenities: Tenby is a seaside resort with a comprehensive range of amenities. The multi-storey car park fills up quickly in summer. If you arrive after 11am during the school summer holidays, head straight for the park and ride and use the free shuttle bus. Beach wheel chairs can be hired from the Saundersfoot Tourist Information Centre in the Harbour Car Park at Saundersfoot. 01834 813 672 Amenities
A half mile, flat, south facing sandy beach with rock pools at the western end. Groynes protect the beach from winter storms. There is plenty of space for playing games. At low tide one can walk along the sand all the way to Wiseman's Bridge and Saundersfoot. During exceptionally low tides a petrified forest is visible. Access on to the beach is easy via a slipway. A lifeguard patrols from July to September. Amroth is at the start/finish of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Dogs are welcome at the eastern end only, from May to September. Amenities: village car park and parking spaces alongside the sea wall, toilets, shop, chip shop / ice-cream cafť and several pubs. Amroth beach has easy access. Beach wheel chairs can be hired from .PI.P.P.A. In Haverfordwest 01437 760 665
Newton Beach to the east of Porthcawl is a long sandy and rocky beach, backed by the Newton Burrows and Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, and ending at the mouth of the River Ogmore at Ogmore-by-Sea. Newton Beach and the sand dunes are popular with walkers and horse riders. The beach is popular with windsurfers, jet skiers and power boat users. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Beach Road.
Picturesque Glen Beach is located on the westerly side of Saundersfoot Beach and accessed via the harbour or through Glen Woods, full of bluebells in spring. This beautiful sandy beach, backed by a ridge of pebbles and woodland, is quieter than its neighbour. Walk across the beach at low tide to Monkstone Point and Monkstone Beach beyond that. As you walk across the sand, look out for squirting razor clams. Glen Beach is covered at high tide. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: Saunderfoot is a small seaside resort with a comprehensive range of amenities including car park, public toilets, shops, cafes and restaurants.
A large beach of sand, pebbles and rocks facing south east. Access via a concrete slip way. Changes in sand conditions may result in a large step at bottom of the slip. A flat walking track on the old railway bed goes south west through a tunnel to Saundersfoot and north east through a tunnel to the quiet beach of Coppet Hall. In 1944, the beach at Wiseman's Bridge was used for a full scale rehearsal of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: Free car park, public toilet, waterside pub serving food. Beach wheel chairs can be hired from the Saundersfoot Tourist Information Centre in the Harbour Car Park at Saundersfoot. 01834 813 672
Shallow water make this beach ideal for swimming. Shops run along the beach front. A local walk goes to Wisemans Bridge through a cliff tunnel which forms part of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. : Easy access to beach via concrete slipway at north end also to Glen beach at west end via zigzag ramp at end of harbour. Dog restrictions apply between the harbour and The Strand from 1st May - 30th September. Amenities: Saundersfoot is a seaside resort with car parks, public toilets, shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Beach wheel chairs can be hired at Saundersfoot TIC in the harbour car park.
Small sandy beach with plenty of sand even on high tide. Popular for swimming, watersports and fishing. The eastern end of the beach has rocks and rock pools to explore. The old tramway now part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path provides an excellent walkway which runs along the top of the beach with tunnels to both the east and west to Wisemans Bridge and Saundersfoot. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: Pay car parking includes disabled spaces, free road-side parking close to the beach, first aid post, cafe, toilets with disabled facilities, shops, and a slip-way.
Lydsep is a pretty beach with breathtaking views out towards St Margaret's and Caldey Islands. It is always in the top 2 or 3 sunniest places in Britain. The beach consists of sand and pebbles with lots of rock pools to explore. There is a small sandy area exposed at low tide. Dog restrictions apply: No dogs are allowed at the western end of the beach between May 1st & 30th September. Amenities: at Lydstep 2.5miles away, Cross Inn, New Overlander Restaurant, at Tenby 4 miles away, shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
At the tip of the Gower peninsula is the sweeping bay of Rhossili. The bones of a ship wreck and the tidal island of Worm Head are revealed at low tide. The Common also boasts prehistoric stone circles, cairns and burial chambers.
450 acres on the Burry inlet, this magnificent mosaic of pools, lakes and lagoons is home to countless species of wild species including dragonflies, little egrets, ducks, geese, swans and flamingos. There is an indoor interactive discovery centre on site with a cafe. Bike trails and canoe safaris are available during summer.
Home to species as diverse as dragon flies and little egrets plus over 600 of some of the worlds most spectacular ducks, geese, swans and flamingoes. Many will feed from the hand. The visitor centre has an indoor interactive Millennium Discovery Centre. A trip to the top of the tower gives a 360 degree view of the site. Canoe safaris are available and there are cycle trails.
The industrial 19th and 20th C transformed this area into a web of terraced villages and colliery workings. Subsequently nature has almost on its own created a natural paradise. It is a remarkable example of recolonisation by wildlife. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Drefach, for Cross Hands use SA14 6NA and for Tumble use SA14 6HR
Oak and alder woods thick with mosses and lichens are home to many breeding birds and the occasional red kite. Satnav users please note this postcode wuill get you to Cothi Valley Goats in the Cothi Valley
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Brynamman, the nearest town to Ynys Dawela Nature Park.
Paxton's Tower is a gothic folly built to commemorate Lord Nelson. From the top of the tower the views over the countryside are breathtaking. The tower dominates the landscape of the Dinefwr Estate with its ancient woodland, deer park and flood pastures home to many water fowl.
Enjoy a boat trip to Oxwich Bay, Worms Head or Caldey Island. Evening cruises also available.
Professional qualified crew with excellent local knowledge will help you to enjoy wildlife, local history and the thrill of skimming across open water.
Buy tickets at the kiosk on Tenby harbour slipway. Visit the white washed monastery where the monks produce luxurious products such as perfume short bread and chocolate.
Boats include an aluminium jet boat, a traditional cruising boat and a 45' blue water sailing yacht.
Boats run to and from the island every 15 minutes from 9.30 am til 5.00 pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from mid May until September.
A 20 year old company with a reputation for energetic, unpredictable and arresting work that combines strong visual impact, physicality and intelligent text.
Cafe Bar and the Arts Wing gallery are on site.
The permanent collection includes stained glass art commemorating Swansea's worldwide reputation in the craft, work by old masters as well as an international collection of porcelain and Swansea china. There is also modern painting and sculptures. An art book shop is on site.
The elegant neo classical building houses a 4000 year old mummy, an Icthyosaur skeleton, a priceless collection of rare early 19th C Swansea porcelain and much more.
Swansea's only waterside theatre venue. Dylan Thomas was a member in the early 1930's.
The cinema boasts one of the most spectacular art deco interiors. The stage conceals a stage for theatrical use.
The Boathouse has been preserved in memory of Dylan Thomas. The shed at the top of the garden is as if Dylan has just popped out. It was here where he wrote 'Under Milk Wood' and 'Do not go gentle into that good night' which he wrote when his father was dying.
(Opening June 4th 2011)
The gallery is housed in a beautiful listed Victorian building.
A wide range of contemporary, original and affordable art works.
Special projects and activities are offered for young visitors and adults. There are two art galleries and a shop. ( July '09 showing paintings by Prince Charles)
The cycle/foot path passes The Saltings, Burry Port Harbour, Rollerblading Park, Earth Sculpture, Carmarthenshire Woodlands, Course Angling Centre,
All cycles are provided with accessories, helmets and maps. A full repair service is also available.
2011 will be the 20th anniversary of the Tenby Arts Festival
Courses from 1 1/2 hours. Training and insight into the world of chocolate for all ages.
Attractions include visitor centre, rural life museum, craft shops, play areas, farm animals and a full programme of events for families to enjoy.
This educational and enjoyable chocolate tour is very popular. Booking is essential.
A feast of panoramic views of estuaries, red kites, forests and hills. One of Wales' most scenic railway routes with events and attractions along the way.
Tours operate Monday to Friday April to November. Pick up from your holiday accomodation. Experience Carmarthenshire history, heritage and culture.
Purchase at the admission desk of any paying sites including Laugharne Castle.
The falls drive the largest water wheel currently used in Europe to generate electricity. The Turbine House provides access to an interactive display, fish pass and observation window.
A magical day for all the family. There are nature trails to the site of the Iron age fort, a farm yard heritage centre and a picnic area. Merlin's Hill sheep have provided the wool for woollen products sold at the centre.
Paxton's Tower dominates the Dinefwr Estate's landscape with its ancient woodland, deer park and flood pastures home to many waterfowl including 10% of Britain's white fronted geese. The Dinefwr Estate has been designated a National Nature Reserve for its exceptional wildlife and conservation importance.
At 30 knots 'Panther' gets you to the fishing sites quickly. The boat has a large flush working platform and custom built bait tanks. Bass is our speciality but other fish might include shark, blues, porbeagle, tope, plaice, turbot, pollock, bream and rays.
Run by Carmarthenshire County Council. Satnav users please note this postcode wuill get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Llanelli.
Refreshments, tuition and tackle shop on site. Garnffrwyd Fishery operates a closed season.
Different fish are caught at different times of the year. Late March until late January, bass. March, April and May, turbot. July and August, golden grey mullet. September, whiting. October until March, dabs. Flounders are caught all year with the best fishing being from October to Christmas.
Run by Carmarthenshire County Council. Parking is available close to the lakes. Fish include eel, carp, tench, rudd, roach and perch.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of St Clears
Reels and rods are supplied as part of the boat equipment. The skipper is always on hand to help and advise. Sport Fishing is also available. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Tenby Harbour. For car parking use SA70 7LT for Butts Field Park & Ride or SA70 8AQ for the multi storey car park in town.
Phone for fishing permit. Fish include carp, bream, rudd, catfish, roach, golden orfe, perch and tench. Refreshments and toilets on site. Castle Ely operates a closed season.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Saundersfoot Tourist Information Centre where you can get directions to Monkston Point.
Gift vouchers available for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas etc. NB Floating Sensations is based at Birds Hill Farm next to Dinefwr Park National Trust not Birds Hill Factory across the valley.
Good food is served all day at the airport restaurant named after Amelia Earhart the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928, who famously landed at Burry Port. Francois and Julie Anthony serve award winning breakfasts, jacket potatoes, snacks and drinks as well as fine dining in the evenings.
Heol Horeb, Five Roads, Llanelli SA15 5AQ, UK | 01269 862941
Welcoming, relaxed and friendly. Once home to Dylan and Caitlin Thomas during the time of writing and publishing some of his best work.
Fine traditional welsh dishes with a twist served in an intimate candlelit dining room of a former vicarage.
A relaxed, warm and inviting restaurant in a pub setting. Everything on the menu is made on the premises including the bread and ice-cream.
Items on sale include fresh local produce from the producers, local crafts and organic products.
The Fig Tree offers a unique and unforgetable dining experience with views of Dryslwyn Castle and Paxton Tower.
Every product is sold at its peak with an eye to seasonality. Produce includes salt marsh lamb, Welsh black beef, Aberdeen Angus and pork from 'Plantation Pigs'. Also on sale are homemade pies, ready meals and a selection of welsh cheeses.
A wide range of dishes is served with sea food and shell fish as specialities. A cosy well appointed restaurant.
Products sold include fruit, vegetables, cheese and herbs. There is an in house bakery, a smokery and a delicatessen. Four Seasons Florist is also located here.
The restaurant serves coffee, breakfasts, snacks, lunches afternoon teas and full a la carte from 6 o'clock. Only fresh local produce is used.
The beer garden is within walking distance of the beach. Meals are served at lunch time and in the evenings. Families are welcome.
The restaurant has sweeping views of Carmarthen Bay.
Grilled or battered fish, healthy or traditional, eat in or take away.
The farm shop specialises in organic meat and free range organic poultry. Also bakery products, cakes, preserves, dairy, fruit, vegetables and much more.
The shop also stocks Wales' largest range of Steiff bears.
The Mulberry Restaurant is situated near the harbour of Saundersfoot. The interior has a warm, intimate design, ideal for family dining or the more romantic diner de deux. There are outside dining tables too. The service staff are friendly and have a good knowledge of the dishes they are serving. The Chef will endeavour to accommodate personal requirements wherever possible.
Buy as little or as much as you like.
Produce sold includes fruit, vegetables, herbs and cheese. There is an in house bakery, a smokery and a delicatessen.
The shop stocks divine chocolates from all over the world including the Welsh Chocolate Co., Booja Booja, Rococo, Venchi and Kshocolat plus a range of gluten, dairy and sugar free chocolate and sweets. All ice cream is made on the premises using welsh organic milk and cream.
Eat in the bar or in the Capel Bach Bistro the oldest part of the building dating back to the 1700's An extensive a la carte menu includes fresh fish, vegetarian and vegan specials. Booking is advisable.
This traditional village shop stocks as much local produce as possible as well as general provisions, wines, beers and spirits, Milton farm meats, Laugharne Bakery bread, cakes and savouries. You can top up your mobile phone, buy beach goods and gifts.
The authentic Georgian dining room has panelled walls, wooden floors and a lovely bay window.
Formerly owned by an admiral who sponsored plant collections overseas. His influence can be seen in the Japanese bridge, Admiral's tower, gazebo, bog garden, elephant rhubarb and more. Enjoy the magnificent Clyne Castle and panoramic views of Swansea.
A unique blend of countryside and coast. Set against the spectacular Gower Peninsula overlooking Carmarthen Bay. Activities include dry ski slope, toboggan ride, crazy golf, pitch & putt, train rides, aventure play area, equestrian centre, Go Ape Forestry Activity Course and a variety of nature walks. The park is open daily from daily from 9.30 to dusk.
Open daily from 9 til 6 and 9 til 4.30 in winter. Refreshments are available during August. Shop and plants sales on Saturdays between 10 and 2.
There are three climate zones: Tropical, Arid & Humid. Also all manner of strange insects, reptiles, fish and birds. Gift shop and cafe on site.
The garden's design features ponds, sculptures and unusual plants such as bamboos and tree ferns. Nick Priestland the designer and gardener has a real flair for design. 'Cors' translated from Welsh means bog. The garden is surrounded by streams on all sides.
The garden aims to develop a viable world class national botanic garden to research and conserve. The garden is already helping to conserve some of the rarest plants in the world.
There are surprises around every corner including the magnificent 18th C orangery, a picturesque Tudor, gothic style Victorian mansion, a 12th C chapter house, ornamental gardens and a long established deer herd. Facilities include parking, visitors centre, cafe, narrow gauge railway, children's attractions and much more.
Gelli Aur has a wide range of attractions for visitors including nature trails, deer park, the mansion, the arboretum and ongoing events such as craft demonstrations and guided walks.
Ten acres including woodland, 18th C yew tunnel, pool garden, walled garden, formal garden, wild flowers and a restored Jacobean cloister with arcaded parapet walkways giving fine views over the surrounding countryside. A serine cloister garden is enclosed within the cloister walls.
Home to more than 100 fallow deer and a small herd of white park cattle. A number of scenic walks including a woodland board walk. Country house with some 1912 style rooms, exhibition rooms, tea room and a National Trust shop.
Pro shop, bar & function room
Pro shop, buggy hire, practice facilities,clubhouse, changing room, lockers and showers available.
Facilities include changing rooms, buggy and trolley hire, driving range, bar snacks, refreshments, Monks Health Club and Spa, Fairyhill bar and brassieres.
Facilities include Pro shop, club house with bar, dining room and patio.
Coaches available seven days a week. Great practice facilities, indoor net, putting area and driving range.
The course has panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons, Black mountain, Swansea Valley, Mumbles Head and Swansea Bay. There is a golf professional on site. Facilities include outdoor practice range, buggies for hire, coffee, meals and licensed bar in the club house.
Facilities include club house, Pro shop, covered practice area, changing rooms, showers, catering and refreshments.
Facilities include club house, electro cart for hire, locker rooms, practice area, Pro shop, restaurant, trolley for hire.
There are plenty of bunkers and out of bounds areas to keep even the best golfer on their toes.
A classic links course ranked one of the top five in Wales. The course has views of Tenby South Beach and Caldey Island. Visitors are welcome.
Facilities include club house with restaurant and bar and a Pro shop.
The club house serves food and drink. There is a Pro shop on site.
Clubs for hire, practice area, Pro shop, putting green, restaurant and trolley hire.
Riding can be as varied as you like, flat work and show jumping, various hacks or seven miles of Pendine beach. Your own horse can be stabled or you can ride one of the farm's well schooled horses.
Facing the Marros mountain with woodland tracks, mountain trails, an extensive network of bridleways and seven miles of glorious beach. Rides for all abilities, individuals or family groups. Lessons available.
Daily rides and treks suitable for 7 years and over.
Riders may ride with Carmarthenshire, South Pembrokeshire, Tivyside and Vale of Clettwr hunts, guaranteed to give a good day out.
There is a licenced on site cafe with carvery, breakfasts, chefs specials and a sun terrace.
The premises was originally built as a home for a local surgeon. Some parts from the 17th C still remain. There are many interesting original features such as wall panelling, fireplaces and ceiling architraves.
A much valued testing and racing facility for cars, motorcycles, karts and trucks. It is also a motorsports performance drivers school and has played host to some of the biggest names in international motorsports.
See the beautifully restored car 'Babs' and much more.
Arrive and drive on automatic quad bikes around a huge well maintained track, for 6 years and older. Pre book trail riding, a serious gear based activity on 250cc automatic quads for 16 years and older. Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to DJ's Nightclub, follow the signs from there.
2 swimming pools, fitness club, multi use sports hall, full size astro turf, cafe and car park.
Bowls, squash, synthetic pitch, licensed bar, fitness studio and weights room.
2 swimming pools, athletic track, tennis courts, sports hall and astro turf pitch.
2 swimming pools, fitness studio, sports hall, squash courts, astro turf
Phone for opening times.
Facilities include swimming pool, teaching pool, pool viewing area, sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, artificial turf and caf
A typical Morning Spa includes biscuits on arrival, 1 x mini treatment, robes, slippers & towels and full use of facilities.
Leisure facilities include heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and solarium. There is a Revive Spa with St Tropez, Elemis or Jessica treatments.
The train runs from the park centre to Burry Port Harbour.
The trip begins at Bronwydd Arms station and follows the original Carmarthen to Aberystwyth route through the beautiful Carmarthenshire hills as far as the delightful halt at Danycoed.
Laugharne has a rich history of weaving, cockling and fishing. The port was thriving with ships plying their trade to and from Bristol. The town is famous for Dylan Thomas who lived and wrote some of his best work at the 'Boathouse', now a museum.
A site of strategic Roman and Norman settlements. Granted a charter by King John in 1201. The Black Book of Carmarthen was written here. Merlin of Arthurian legend is said to have been born in a cave outside the town. Coracle fishing still survives to this day on the River Towy. Carmarthen is now a bustling market town full of small businesses selling unique and individual goods as well as some national brand outlets. The indoor market sells local produce as well as antiques, crafts and household goods.
There are several cafes in the market. A reduced market is open every day but proper market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays when the whole indoor market is in operation and more stalls spill out onto the square.
The town is steeped in history. It is surrounded by an imposing stone wall which was built in the 13th C after the town was destroyed by Prince Llewelyn in 1260. The walls and five arches can be seen around the bustling shopping area. The Victorians flocked to Tenby to enjoy the benefits of the fresh sea air. There are three glorious sandy beaches all within walking distance of the town overlooked by a Georgian terrace of elegant colourful buildings. Caldey Island home to Cistercian monks is just a boat ride away.
A creation of Victorian and Georgian architecture the streets and buildings are unified by style and scale with no destructive redevelopment to spoil it.
More than 2000 acres of industrial waste land was remediated to construct the route. A visitor centre with tourist information and restaurant are located at Llanelli. Bicycle hire is available in the summer season.
A network of paths offer enjoyable walking with safe access across the peat bog and around the lake. A forest track provides a longer walk and cycle route. There is rough mountain bike trail for the adventurous.
Follow the coast turning inland past a 17th C farm and back via St Martin's Church. A further half mile loop St Johns hill heads south from the castle with fabulous views. Both routes are well marked.
Telynfa, High Street, St Dogmaels SA43 3EF, UK | 01239 612556
Start at the heritage centre, Cardigan, pass earthworks, Blaenwaun chapel, Parc yr Eithen Farm and back. The route trails through rich agricultural land, pretty woods and the fringes of St Dogmaels village with views of the Teifi Estuary.
Mwnt, near Cardigan SA43 1QF, UK | 01545 570200
The walk includes views of the Teifi Estuary, the scenic National Trust property of Mwnt and its chapel and possible sightings of dolphins and seals.
Cilgerran SA43 2TB, UK | 01239 621212
There are many varieties of birds to observe depending on the time of year. They include reed, marsh and woodland lovers and many more. Look for cetti's warbler, bittern, reed & sedge warblers, reed bunting, duck, kingfisher, curlew, heron, larger gulls, peregrine falcon, teal and many more.
Check the web site for walks programme.
There is a woodland section between Saundersfoot and Tenby. At very low tide walk from Amroth to Saundersfoot along the beach to see interesting exposed geology including coal measures.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Upper Park Road, Tenby.
Leave from Penally Station car park via exit by notice board. Turn right towards level crossing. There are large gates available for wheel chair users. There is a phone to tell you whether it is safe to cross track (it is quite high up). Follow the tarmac track to seat. Then bear left onto narrower path and follow across golf course to view point. The last 180 metres are uneven and may have some sand on path. There is a short steep up & down section just before the view point. The only access onto the beach involves negotiating a flight of steps onto soft sand.
Leaflet maps of the walk and others are available in the craft shop on site. Castle, grounds & facilities open all year round. In summer from 9.30 til 6 and in winter from 9.30 til 4.00
The grounds, castle and facilities are open all year round. In summer from 9.30 -til 6.00 and in winter from 9.30 til 4.00. Leaflet maps of walks are available for sale in the shop on site.
Gradients are not too taxing but strenuous none the less. Coastal bus service covers entire route. Www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coastbus
CQC go coasteering near Fisguard, St Davids, Cardigan and Tenby. Minimum age requirement is 8 years. Participants need not be strong swimmers. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Tenby.
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