I long wanted to discover Wales. Since my arrival in London, I have heard many things about this part of the UK. It is famous for its stunning nature, the beautiful coastline, the mountainous national parks and nice villages. Add to that a distinctive language and culture and Wales appears as an attractive holiday retreat!
I recently spent one week there, immersing myself in the south part of the country. And what a pleasure it was! Let me introduce you to (south) Wales.
I stayed for the week with my family in a cottage near Tenby in Pembrokeshire, in the South part of Wales.
Tenby is a charming town on the western side of the Carmarthen Bay.
I loved the colored houses, the small harbour and the warm pubs.
Tenby is well-known for its remaining 13th century walls and interesting history…
… as well as for its beautiful sandy beach, where families and dogs walkers like to wander.
From there, you can enjoy the view on St Catherine’s Rock (or St Catherine’s Island at high tide).
Tenby was a perfect central location, which allowed us to visit many places in Pembrokeshire.
We discovered the Marloes Peninsula on the second day of our holidays.
The upper part of the Marloes Peninsula is very wild. We walked on the cliff path to the place called “Haven Point” to enjoy the breathtaking view.
We were so stunned by the beauty of the nature there and appreciated so much to experience the wildlife that we could not imagine better place in Wales (but obviously we were wrong… there are other similar places!).
We enjoyed the wildness of the coast (quite deserted by tourists at this time of year) and spotted sheep and even a few seal pups asleep down in an inaccessible creek. We also admired the flight of birds fighting against the wind …
The lower part of Marloes Peninsula is famous for its beautiful sand beaches (some of them are even recognised as ones of the world’s best), like Marloes Sands. Which is spectacular indeed.
I am really impressed by the way the beaches have been protected from abusive constructions so far. Everything is preserved. All along the coast. A real treasure!
One reason may be that The National Trust Charity owns several beaches areas and access to the seaside is controlled.
Sometimes there is no need to travel the world to find amazing beauty… Wales is a very surprising country.
We spent the maximum time there laying and playing on the beach, before the high tide kicked us away… and I could not help but taking pictures of the magnificent scenery around us.
Stackpole is another amazing area closer to Tenby, which counts award-winning sandy beaches and an amazing coastline.
Stackpole is a central point offering several walking trails from where admiring the coast.
And of course you can stroll on beautiful beaches, like “Broad Haven South”, where we stayed until dark.
Also nearby, “Barafundle Bay” is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Wales.
If you are looking for a place to have lunch, I recommend St. Govan’s Country Inn.
It is a warm place where we appreciated our indian food very much as well as homemade lasagnes!
After 3 days in Wales we had already soaked in the special atmosphere there. And still we had more to discover in Pembrokeshire, South Wales… Stay tuned to learn more about this captivating country!