Wales… only when I think about it makes me close my eyes and dream about a beautiful land with great people, delicious food and superb sunsets.
I wanted to visit this country for some time, but for various reasons could not find the right time to go there, so finally last August I have spent there 4 days there and it was far from being enough!
Where have I been?
I have started with Tenby, a small town with cute colourful houses facing the ocean. The streets are narrow and packed with shops and cafes of all tastes. It is a touristic attraction and it an be crowded if you go there on bank holidays or summer.
Tenby is known for its clean waters and amazing beaches. If you walk along Tenby’s South Beach toward Giltar Point, you’ll be awarded by a picture perfect view of Caldey Island.
While walking along the harbour, I have seen people feeding the Seagulls and many signs forbidding this activity.
For those who have more time or stop in Tenby, you can board one of the cruises in search of the wildlife of this South West coast of Wales.
You can find more information about upcoming events, places to stay or what to do in Tenby, here.
After Tenby my and my fiancé drove North towards St. David’s.
St. David’s is known as the smallest city in Britain, but doesn’t lack historic monuments and beaches with fine sands.
If you’re hungry and want to have something fast, there is a fish and chips shop (we did not really enjoy it, but maybe other customers did). Sandwiches and hamburgers are another option. If you want something healthier 🙂 then you will find several restaurants serving local foods. One of these restaurants is just at few meters distance from the Saint David’s Cathedral. However, do not expect a very wide range of restaurants or cafes. The option is ok just to make you feel comfortable to choose from.
We were surprised to see a lot of tourists here. And the questions is, what are they doing there?
Tourists, painters, photographers and curious minds are drawn here by the beautiful landscapes, beaches and by the wide range of outdoor activities provided by local companies. If you are an active person and you love the sea, then you probably will chose one of the following activities: coasteering, sea kayaking, climbing or surfing. If you prefer different types of activities, then you may want to take a boat/cruise trip and watch the wildlife. Whale and dolphin watching trips and gathering of gannets nesting site on Grassholm Island trips are most popular in the summer. You could also take a boat trip to one of the largest islands – Ramsey Island. Here you’ll see the seals. Muffins are another attraction, and for that you must travel to St. David’s between May – July.
Curious? Click here for more details or even book your expedition.
The rest of the time was dedicated to walking along the coastline. I have to say that it is amazing and it’s worth all the effort. We have been to Aabereiddy and Abercastle. We have seen a beautiful double rainbow and red-orange sunsets.
Next time in Wales, I want to sleep outdoors as well. Camping sites are all over the place. Make sure you book your place in advance, especially if you travel in summer or holidays.
Some of the sources of information, I have found (and rest assured there are many more) are:
We have staid at a very nice B&B. The owner was a very nice lady passionate about yoga. I have lost her contact details. I hope to find them in my collection of tickets and visit cards and post it later.
I hope that you are curious about nature, landscapes and country life 🙂
More posts will be written, more memories shared but until then
Travel safe and wise!