Known across the world for its magnificent coastal scenery, Wales’ most westerly county, boasts stunning beaches, Britain’s only coastal National Park, a bounty of important seabird breeding sites, a 186 mile coastal walking trail, the smallest city in Britain, the birthplace of coasteering, a rich heritage and the Preseli Hills, home to the Bluestones of Stonehenge. And that’s just for starters!
Once, fishing and mining were the main industries here, but today the land that lies beyond our golden beaches and towering coastal cliffs is mainly agricultural. Now our old ports, coves and fishing villages, still guarded by great Castles, share their heritage and welcome visitors from the four corners of the world for relaxation, coastal exploration and adventure.
To the north, the Preseli Hills, a wide stretch of high moorland keep the secrets of the early peoples of this place, and how they transported huge bluestones to Stonehenge over four thousand years ago, while at the westerly tip is historic St Davids, Britain’s smallest city and the resting place of Wales’ patron saint.
Such a wild, beautiful landscape understandably has its store of artists and makers who respond to the wonderful light, scenery and wildlife here. Their art and crafts can be found in little galleries across the county. Our chefs are also inspired by the land and its produce, and work hard in hot kitchens to create masterpieces from world-class local produce: fresh seafood, Pembrokeshire potatoes, soft fruits and cheese to name but a few.
It’s not just beaches, shipwrecks and legends that litter our coast. Islands such as Ramsey, Grassholm and Skomer are important refuges for seals, sea life and birds, while the creatures of Caldey share the island with a Monastic community and the many visitors who travel there for daytrips by boat throughout the summer.
Castles, boat trips, coastal adventures, watersports, beaches, food festivals, adventure parks, galleries and fairground fun are all a part of the Pembrokeshire experience. Milford Haven is part of that great story and here at Milford Waterfront, we’re proud to showcase the very best Pembrokeshire has to offer.