Exploring the Pembrokeshire coast

Fishguard Bay is the most scenic part of Fishguard-Pembrokeshire and affords a wonderful view out over the sea.. The town square, with the old Royal Oak Inn in the centre, is the location of Fishguard-Pembrokeshire. An old, historic table sits in the centre of the Inn. It was on this old table that the signing of the French surrender of 1797 took place, marking the very last invasion of the British mainland.

The lower area of Fishguard is still the old fishing village, with the expected wharves and quays. It has been the location for filming TV programmes and films. It is quite different scene and makes a scenic backdrop for these films and programmes.

The beautiful country area around the city of Abergwaun is enhanced by the River Gwaun flowing through it. This river gives the town its name, which means “Estuary of the Gwaun.” The Narbeth road through Llanychaer Bridge best showcases this river, as does crossing the bridges of Pontfaen and Cilrhedryn. The Village of Llanychaer Bridge has it own claim to fame in it old watermill which gives extra appeal to the town.

Strumble head, with it scenic cliffs and the lighthouse on Ynys Meicel Island lies just five miles from Fishguard. Its remote location and scenic beauty is made even more excellent by the fact it is famous for it grey seals. It is a great location for viewing not only the seals but the bottlenose dolphin that occasionally ventures into its coves. Its nearness to the Republic of Ireland means that, when conditions are right, there is sometimes a view of the Wicklow Mountains and the coast of Ireland.

With just a little walking, for those who enjoy that, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park can be easily explored, starting from Fishguard. A footpath from Fishguard is hundreds of miles long, following the edge of the coast for hundreds of miles all the way to Tenby in the south of the county. It is well-maintained and offers resting places and enchanting villages that are pleasant to take a short rest stop.