Spring availability including short breaks
Stay & visit the Puffins on Skomer Island in early summer
www.marloes.org.uk Marloes & St Brides website for the Community and Visitors
Photography workshops www.andydavies.info www.facebook.com/andydaviesphotographyvideo Join professional Welsh photographer and lecturer, Andy Davies, for an unforgettable day learning how to use your digital camera to capture the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife through a number of workshops in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Andy provides hands-on expert guidance to small groups in taking control of their camera to capture memorable images. Whether a complete beginner, enthusiast, aspiring professional or seasoned photographer, Andy gives comprehensive tuition to suit all levels in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. There is plenty of time throughout the workshop for one-to-one tuition when topics of your interest can be explored. Workshops run throughout the year and venues include National Trust Stackpole National Nature Reserve, St. Brides Castle & Marloes Peninsula, Manor House Wild Animal Park as well as landscape/wildlife days in the National Park. The most popular is the Skomer Island Photography Workshop held from the beginning of April to the end of September. The highlight is getting close to puffins during their nesting season from the beginning of April until the end of July. An unmissable landscape panorama unfolds in May when the island is covered with a carpet of bluebells and pink campion. This Workshop is run with the support of the Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales and Dale Sailing and we are able to board the first crossing of the day on the Dale Princess, and return on the last boat, giving us as much time as possible on the island.
www.welshwildlife.org/skomer-skokholm/skomer skomerisland.blogspot.com Skomer is a magical place to visit, a haven for wildlife it is most well known for its puffins, yet there is so much more to the bird paradise. Along with its sister island Skokholm it is surrounded by some of the richest waters for wildlife off the British Isles. The seas are full of fantastic wildlife, from delightfully coloured sea slugs to magnificent cetaceans. The island attracts a huge array of wildlife which shelters in its bays and inlets.
http://www.welshwildlife.org/skomer-skokholm/skokholm skokholm.blogspot.com Skokhom Island is a jewel in the sea, a magical place located off the south-west tip of Pembrokeshire. It ishome to an exciting diversity of flora, fauna and spectacular scenery. Set in a Marine Nature Reserve this island is part of a wildlife spectacle. Surrounded by reefs and rich seas the island supports an incredible diversity of wildlife, including thousands of puffins and Manx shearwaters, a large population of storm petrels, plus there are often some fascinating migrants passing through, as well as being covered in a stunning array of wild flowers and lichens.
www.pembrokeshire-islands.co.uk Landing trips and gentle cruises on board the traditional ‘Dale Princess’ Land on Skomer Island – spend the day exploring the beautiful island nature reserve and see the thousands of Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, along with a host of other birds and wildlife. Gentle cruises through the surrounding water and bays of Skomer, or further offshore to Grassholm Island and its incredible Gannet colony. Exhilarating high-speed wildlife adventures on board our ‘Dale Sea Safaris’ RIBs Explore the cliffs and coves of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm. See the wildlife that surrounds the island, take in the spectacular scenery and cruise across open ocean. Or discover the wildlife and history of the Cleddau Estuary and Milford Haven Waterway on one of our haven trips. A great option for those not so keen on the movement of the open ocean.
www.surfdale.co.uk West Wales Watersports offer a full programme of RYA sailing courses for all levels and abilities. They are a fully accredited RYA training centre with courses running continuously from April to September, and something to suit everyone; individuals, couples, groups of friends, corporate, and children’s groups. Whether you’re after a gentle introduction or mind-blowing adrenalin rush, you’ve come to the right place. TYF Adventure is based in historic St. Davids in the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in SW Wales. The local area offers world-leading outdoor adventure locations and some of the cleanest and warmest waters in the UK, as well as incredible scenery and wonderful wildlife. All age-groups and levels of skill and ability are welcome – 8 to 80, beginner to expert. And whatever you’re looking for when you’re here – a personal challenge, a team-building session or simply 100% pure adventure fun, you’ll have a great time.
www.pembrokeshirebikes.co.uk Pembrokeshire Bikes is based in Narberth. They provide the cycling community with a high level of personal service.
Hiring a bike is a wonderful way to enjoy Pembrokeshire. They provide Trek hybrid bikes which are stable and very easy to ride as well as tag-a-longs and two seat child trailers. They are equiped with mudguards, stands, racks, safety equipment and helmets.
www.coasteering.co.uk Well it’s nothing to be scared of that’s for sure! With Coasteering, you don’t have to be able to swim as the wet suit and buoyancy aid will keep you afloat when you are in the water, and of course the fun, trained and qualified instructors are always on hand to help you out if you get into any difficulties.
www.griffininndale.co.uk Roaring log fires in the winter and eating out on the alfresco terrace in the summer enjoying the spectacular sea view whilst watching a selection of fresh seafood en route from the Haven straight to your plate a few hours later – there is quite simply no better place to enjoy your locally caught seafood!
www.chmarloes.co.uk Fully licensed Cafe offers delicious Home-made Cakes, Snacks, Light Lunches & Early Supper Dishes. With its relaxed stylish decor, the cafe is the perfect place to enjoy some amazing freshly prepared food and our large patio area, is the ideal place for families and friends to meet and enjoy the good weather. If you are visiting the nearby islands of Skomer or Stokholm or Walking the Coastal Path, we can put together a packed lunch or wrap your food to take away.
Marloes Village Store – Paul & Stef Lucas 01646 636968
www.daleyc.co.uk Founded in 1958, Dale Yacht Club has a long tradition in both dinghy and cruiser sailing. Situated at the western end of the Milford Haven waterway, we have the benefit of a large, sheltered bay which provides an excellent, safe dinghy sailing area. Dinghy racing takes place every Thursday and Sunday during the main season with the Sunday series continuing until late autumn. Junior sailing training sessions take place through the summer. Dale Yacht Club hosts a number of regattas during the year – both its own events and as host for other fleets.
www.theswanlittlehaven.co.uk Step into this 200 year old seaside Inn and you will find blazing log fires, old settles, polished oak tables, leather armchairs and a spectacular pewter topped bar. It has all the rustic charm of a proper pub but also an intimate ground floor restaurant and an elegant contemporary first floor dining room. Come here for the relaxed, unpretentious style as much as for the very good food.
www.stbridesinn.co.uk Situated opposite the car park in Little Haven, you will find the St Brides Inn where home prepared and cooked food are offered, utilizing fresh local produce where possible and served in peaceful and tranquil surroundings, with the emphasis on good fresh food and friendly service.
West Hook Farm is run by Karre and Robert Thomas. It is a small campsite with clean basic facilities, which consist of 8 communal toilets and wash hand basins, 3 showers that work on 50p coins (the shower lasts approximately 4 to 5 minutes), 3 washing up sinks and a chemical disposal point. The use of several fridges and freezers is also available.
www.pointfarmdale.co.uk Nestled on a hill side overlooking Dale bay and running alongside the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Point Farm Campsite is a secluded site just a 5 minute walk from Dale village. Perfect for couples, small groups and families; Point Farm Campsite has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is ideally situated for exploring the breath-taking beaches, historic castles and the marine nature reserve of Skomer island.
Events, activities & features about the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=4
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/marloes-sands Pembrokeshire’s very edge from here on it’s sea and islands. The Marloes Peninsula combines dramatic coastal scenery and safe bathing on golden sands. You can look out for seabirds and seals and the remains of ancient peoples. There are walks for all abilities starting from the National Trust car parks at Marloes Sands and Martins Haven. The boat for nearby Skomer Island leaves from the tiny harbour of Martin’s Haven. The geology is spectacular, including both sandstones and volcanic rocks with folds, faults and jagged rocks. An iron age fort on Gateholm that was the subject of a Time Team dig overlooks Marloes Sands, one of Pembrokeshire’s finest beaches. The Deer Park was once a well defended Iron Age coastal fort. It takes its name from a failed attempt to establish a deer park at the turn of the 20th century. Marloes Mere is a birdwatching hotspot attracting a large number of waterfowl in winter.