Celebrate National Parks Week at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

It’s time to celebrate our wonderful National Parks with National Parks Week which kicks off from the 27th July – 2nd August. National Parks Week is all about appreciating things unique and special about the UK’s National Parks, and of course here at Experience Môr we will be celebrating all things great about our home, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the UK’s only coastal National Park and cover’s 612 square kms. Famous for its coast path, beaches, natural landscape and wildlife, a mass of delights and hidden secrets to explore and enjoy. And with the theme for this years National Park Week being ‘Landscapes of Plenty’ we thought we’d take you through some of the things that make our Pembrokeshire National Park so special to us.

Food

Pembrokeshire is well knows for all the quality local produce on offer, whether its from the land or sea. Local producers are proud to offer visitors a taste of Pembrokeshire. Whether it’s a gourmet meal out in a 5 star restaurant or experiencing some local delights from the farmers market or straight out of the sea, it all adds that extra special wow factor to your holiday. Some of our foodie must do’s at Experience Môr are:

  • Sample some Pembrokeshire Street Food. Fresh local produce from outlets such as the The Pembrokeshire Beach Company is a must at Freshwater West.
  • Head to a local Farmers market or Farm Shop – While staying at Experience Môr stock up with local produce. Head to Fishguard, St David’s or St Dogmaels Farmers Markets. Some of our favourite things to pick up include, fish and shellfish straight off the boat, local meat, honey, fresh bread and of course locally grown fruit & vegetables.
  • Get Barbecuing on our gas barbecues with fresh fish from the fishmongers or from our fantastic butchers. We love a barbecue at Experience Môr…….

Wildlife

Pembrokeshire National Park is a wildlife haven for both experts and novices. Whether its birds, dolphins, seals, wild ponies or wild flowers you can head out and experience Pembrokeshire’s true natural beauty.

Heading to the islands off Pembrokeshire’s coast on a boat trip is a must, you could head to Skomer and see the Puffins, or visit Ramsey to watch the seals – dolphins and porpoises or occasionally even a whale

Another “must do” boat trip is to head out to try and catch a glimpse of the hundreds of dolphins who live in the waters of Cardigan Bay, in the summer months you may be lucky enough to see them with their calves. A once in a lifetime experience.

The town and people of our National Park

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is not just about the landscape and natural beauty, the legacy and future of the park is all about the people who live and work here. We love the atmosphere, the banter and welcome you get in the small fishing villages and towns dotted around the coast of Pembrokeshire.

Visit St David’s, Britain’s smallest City

Here you’ll find the impressive St David’s Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace as the heart of the city. Wander around the streets doing some shopping or just sitting having a coffee and watching the world go by.
Or head to nearby Solva or Porthgain or Newport (not the one near Cardiff!), quaint seaside villages with award winning Pubs, Restaurants, Fish and Chips and Ice Cream by the sea?

Festival and Events

The Pembrokeshire events calendar is full of interesting and enticing events to appeal to everyone. Whether its Food Festivals, Jazz, Classical or Blues Festivals or even Iron Man challenges, it is all here in Pembrokeshire. Visiting these events again gives you a real insight into the area and makes you feel like part of the local community. Experience Môr loves visiting various festivals throughout the year, so why not join us….
So remember while celebrating National Parks Week it is all about ‘Landscapes of Plenty’, somewhere to Enjoy, Explore and Experience Môr…..