5 Things to do down West Wales

by - 01:27

I am lucky enough to have a boyfriend with a lovely holiday home right on the coast of West Wales. It is located in a small coastal town called Broadhaven, not far from Haverfordwest and we aim to go down there as much as possible during the warmer months. It is hard to spend as much as time as we want down there though, with Adam working some weekends, but we do try and when we are down there, we love finding new activities.

We try and visit new towns and spend time exploring the different coasts of Wales, such as St Davids that we visited a couple of weeks ago. I thought that I would make a little list of five great things to do down West Wales, things that you couldn't necessarily do in a city.

1. Learn to Surf
I have never been surfing before, but I certainly can't imagine I am very good at it. There are plenty of surfing schools down the West coast for all difficult levels though, and I have said that either this year or next year, I will brave the board and take my first lesson. Where better to learn to surf than the luscious coast of this beautiful country?

2. Dolphin Spotting
Cardigan Bay is known to be a paradise if you're looking to spot some dolphins in this country. There are plenty of dolphin watching cruises and trips that you can book on to, but I read once that they can be spotted with ease from the shore.

3. Pembrey Country park
I visited once when I was a little girl, but never since. However, I used to work on the PR team for Discover Carmarthenshire, so this little place used to pop up a lot on my monitor. This country park is filled with fun activities such as dry slope skiing, cycling, nature walks and tobogganing (my fave!). Plus, there is numerous memorabilia scattered around the park from WW2. There is a even a huge stretch of beach where the iconic Christmas Swim takes place every year - worth checking out.

4. Visit Aberystwyth
Sometimes referred to as 'Aber' - primarily by those brought up outside of Wales as they are unfamilar with this weird, yet wonderful language. Abersytwyth is a stunning little historic market town where a lot of folk holiday each year. While the town is small, there is still plenty to do, including visiting the castle (what sort of Welsh town would it be without a castle?!) and hopping on board the Vale of Rheidol Railway to visit Devil's Bridge - a 12 mile long railway complete with an audio tour and views of the hillside woodlands.

5. Visit Oakwood
If you aren't scared of rides, and haven't been put off by the Alton Towers  'Smiler' incident a couple of years back, then Oakwood is the best place to visit in Pembrokeshire. There are rides suited for all ages - a family favourite is the Treetops ride, scary enough for both 5 year olds and 25 year olds. Take your own packed lunch with you though, it will save you a fortune. If you shop in Tesco and you have a Clubcard, you can even purchase some vouchers for a discounted entry. WINNING!

If you manage to check out any of these 5 places, then leave a comment below. I always love hearing about other people's trips. Also, if you have any other suggestions, let me know. I am down the West coast of Wales quite a bit and I am always looking for new activities.

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  1. I'd rate Aber highly, as I studied there. Aberaeron is gorgeous and colourful. We go to Llangrannog every year at half term. Tresaith is nice too.


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