Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, one of Britain's breathing spaces, takes in about a third of the county including the entire coastal strip, the upper reaches of the Daugleddau (two swords) and the Preselis. It's the only National Park that is almost entirely coastal. The National Park run an extensive programme of activities and events for both adults and children: rockpool safaris, crab catching, bat walks and even time travel! They're all listed in the Coast to Coast newspaper: pick one up when you get here.
The National Trust owns and protects many of the most important sections of the coast especially around Barafundle beach, Marloes, St Davids, Porthgain & Dinas. The trust also runs the superb Colby Woodland Gardens at Amroth and the Tudor Merchant's House near the harbour in Tenby.
- Britain's only coastal National Park, The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the only one of Britain's 14 National Parks to be almost entirely coastal in nature.
- It covers a third of Pembrokeshire including the Preseli Mountains and the upper reaches of the Daugleddau Estuary.
- Tenby, St Davids, Saundersfoot, Newport and Manorbier are all in the National Park.
- So are Skomer, Skokholm, Caldey and Ramsey Islands.
- Two inland areas are also in the National Park; The Preseli Mountains and the upper reaches of the Daugleddau Estuary.
- The Preseli Mountains are where the Stonehenge bluestones are supposed to have come from.
- The Daugleddau Estuary is known, locally, as the secret waterway.
ID: 218 Revised: 2/9/2011