Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets ~ Oscar Wilde
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in southwest Wales.
The county is home to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only national park in the United Kingdom established because of its magnificent coastline. The Park occupies more than one third of the county and includes the Preseli Hills in the north as well as the 190 mile (310 Km) Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Tourism is a major if short season but the main industry is agriculture comprising almost 90% of the land use.
The magnificent coastline of rugged cliff scenery and hidden sandy beaches makes it a great tourist destination. Many castles are dotted throughout the county and the smallest City in the UK St. Davids is home to a magnificent cathedral well worth a visit.
I spent most of my school summer holidays in Pembrokeshire, exploring the sandy bays and beaches many with rock pools to entertain children with their shrimping nets.
Tenby is probably the most popular destination for tourists, and offers camping, B&B’s and hotels up to 5 star quality. Smaller but pleasant is Saundersfoot, a quaint fishing village, a few miles from Tenby.
There are many interesting viewing spots for the rugged coastline. Nothing better than watching the waves crashing onto the rocks at Freshwater West just bordering the Castlemartin tank training area, often closed for live firing but at least it keeps the area desolate and unspoilt and free from coastline development.