Visit Pembrokeshire Coast Path in springtime! A second accolade from National Geographic magazine which recently highlighted the Pembrokeshire Coast Path as ‘one of the best places in the world to visit this spring’. We agree! It’s always a magical, uplifting time of year and perfect for walking, with a wonderful carpet of coastal flowers such as thrift, campion, spring squill and ox-eye daisies along the trail.
Three Pembrokeshire island also make it into the Top 5 Welsh islands recommended by Visit Wales and a visit to at least one should be on everyone’s ‘to do’ list for springtime:-
Ramsey Island off St David’s is home to the rare chough and peregrine and is an essential destination for bird watchers.
Skomer Island is a National Nature Reserve and home to an impressive 120,000 pairs of Manx Shearwater, 10,000 pairs of guillemot and 6,000 pairs of puffin. The island is at it’s most spectacular in springtime when puffin chicks appear and a carpet of bluebells cover the island.
Caldey Island in the National Park just off Tenby has breathtaking views and glorious sandy beaches. It’s also home to a monastery where monks of the Cistercian Order live and work. You can attend a chanted service at the abbey or do a self-guided walk around the island where you will come across the Old Priory and medieval St David’s Church (look out for this beautiful stained glass window). The monks make perfume from the island flowers and even have their own little chocolate farm!
Of course, a visit to any island begins with the excitement of a boat trip and great views of the mainland you leave behind – in particular, the view of Tenby’s Georgian buildings perched on the edge of the cliffs is a stunning photo opportunity as you leave the harbour or beach landing stage for the 20 minute trip to Caldey Island. Come visit us – in springtime!