Explore St Davids
cwtch* Top 10
We love this area so much we wanted to share our favourite top 10 things to see and do, so you can be sure of experiencing the best of what the area has to offer.
A little inside information…
1. Treginnis Head (including Porthlisky)
The ultimate walk around the coast path. Treginnis Head has it all. Seals, porpoises and a wide variety of bird life and some of the most breathtaking stunning sights around. Fantastic views of Ramsey Island and St Justinians.
2. Whitesands Beach and St Davids Head
Legendary for its surf and just five minutes outside the city. Stroll along the rugged cliffs of St Davids Head. There you’ll find the burial chamber and fortifications on the Carn Llidi outcrop. You’ll also find yourself on the oldest part of the British Isles. The rocks here are 6 million years old.
A charming inlet. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a flourishing seaport exporting slate and shale. Now it is a quaint harbour occupied with small fishing boats. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy crab fresh off the boat when the fishermen return. Walk along the coast path to the amazing Blue Lagoon at Aberreiddy. A former slate quarry with unnaturally blue water. Look out for the seals. Simply exhilarating.
4. St Non’s Chapel
A beautiful walk to a mystical place. The birthplace of St David. See the healing well that erupted from the sea when he was born. Take in the ruins of the chapel built in honour of St Non, his mother.
5. Trip to Ramsey Island
An unmissable way to spend a day. Go to the Thousand Islands Expeditions booking office on the Cross Square in the centre of St Davids. Book the trip. Depart from St Justinians Lifeboat Station on a wildlife adventure boat trip. Sail over Ramsey’s swirling currents, weave in and out of the bays and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty of the coastline. Say hello to the seals, dolphins, puffins and sea birds for us. It’s truly amazing.
6. Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill
A beautiful whitewashed mill, to be found in a remote forested valley. Working since the 17th century. Beautiful blankets, throws and cushions made the traditional way. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy one. They are ideal to cwtch under on a winter’s day and both cottages feature their blankets and cushions.
7. St Davids Cathedral
The most important religious monument in Wales. Founded by St David as a monastic settlement in the sixth century. The 1181 cathedral is the fourth church on the site. Stroll through the beautiful grounds and the ruins of the Bishop’s Palace.
8. Caerfai Bay
Chill out on the beach of this amazing bay. Take in the awesome views and check out the caves and rock pools and all the impressive colours of the cliffs.
9. St Justinians
Tranquil peaceful harbour save for the sound of sea and birds. But it belies its reputation. The waters of St Davids and Ramsey Island are home to the vicious Bishops and Clerks rocks and reefs. Combined with exceptional tides, the area has caused many a ship to founder. Visit the St Davids lifeboat station and find out about the history of the lifeboat and the 450 lives that it has saved. We recommend a donation to the RNLI too.
10. TYF Adventure Day
Do something a little different. And get the adrenalin flowing on an adventure day out. Kayaking, surfing, climbing, coasteering. Take a step into the unknown with the experienced guides at TYF. But best of all do it in the beautiful and rugged surroundings of the Pembrokeshire coast.