Sleep, Eat and Play in Pembrokeshire

If you are looking for things to do in Pembrokeshire you might be interested to know what we did.


We were in Pembrokeshire primarily to see the puffins on Skomer. So we stayed at Monk Haven Manor the night before our planned trip to Skomer. The owner’s son of this upmarket B&B heads to the jetty to queue up and buy the Skomer landing tickets for you whilst you enjoy a leisurely full Welsh breakfast. All very civilised. It’s no wonder they won the 2018 best B&B tourism award. 

For the following two nights, we had a little self catering cabin which we’d found on AirBnB. We have stayed in lots of similar places before but this was one of the best. Secluded and quiet we were made very welcome and then left to our own devices. The cabin was comfortable and well equipped and the kitchen fridge and cupboards full of all sorts of goodies and treats! That’s 5 stars from us then! 



Whatever you do you need to eat! Like many coastal places the seafood is so fresh it is almost still swimming! Our three favourite meals were a stunningly good meal at the The Shed in Porthgain. We have eaten there on a previous trip to Pembrokeshire and it was a delicious as ever.

We picked up a couple of dressed crabs from Mrs Will the Fish in Solva and enjoyed them sitting on the beach at Abereiddy before a quick walk up to see the blue lagoon.

The Mill Cafe in Trefin provided us with a batch of scrummy scones which we took away to enjoy with homemade jam back at our accommodation.

We also had great proper Welsh breakfasts with bacon, eggs and sausages! That's the diet blown again then!


Skomer was all that we hoped for - and more! After a wet rainy morning we board the boat to the island in light drizzle. As we stepped off the boat and onto Skomer the sun came out. The whole 4 and a half hours we were on the island the sun shone. It was just perfect.

There is very little on the island in the way of refreshments, but Monk Haven had provided us with a packed lunch! So we munched our way around the island enjoying all the puffins, rabbits and seals we saw. 

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The next day the weather deteriorated but was dry long enough for us to do the St Davids Treasure Trail so we made sure we saw the best bits of the UK’s smallest city! 


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