Whether you’re a local or visiting Pembrokeshire we bet your bottom dollar you haven’t been to all the best view spots in the county. After all, there are so many to choose from! So, we thought we would inform you of where a few of our favourite views are, so you too can appreciate them with an excellent cup of tea or coffee in hand.
Of course, we couldn’t create this piece without including our home town of Tenby. One of the best places to plop down and admire the view over the harbour, and right round Carmarthen Bay to the Gower, is from a bench on Norton road. On a good day Devon and Lundy are also visible across the Bristol Channel. When you’re next in town with a brew in hand, take some time to just stop and really appreciate what a beautiful place Tenby is. Alternatively, if you’re out enjoying the coast path between Tenby and Saundersfoot, plan a stop on Monkstone Point for the same view but with a more tranquil ambiance.
Giltar Point offers a spectacular view over Caldey Island and is a great place to watch sea birds such as Gannets soar below. If you’re planning a walk on Tenby South Beach, make some time to head on up the coast path to this fantastic brew spot.
For some fabulous estuary views and a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rare Brown Hairstreak butterfly, head to West Williamston nature reserve. If you’re walking your dog or simply going for a stroll, there’s a purposely positioned seat (in the wall by the third gate) from which you can look out at Lawrenny Quay and watch the wildlife go by along the river in between. Don’t forget your flask!
Alternatively, West Williamston nature reserve itself is an interesting view from the opposite side of the Cresswell river. The best view spot is found in front of the old Lawrenny mansion wall. This is accessed along the footpath which starts in front of the church in the village. From here you can enjoy a brew with a view up the Cresswell River, across Black Mixen Pool and towards the Carew River.
The views from the Preseli Hills are breath-taking whatever the weather. The Gwuan Valley and Fishguard and Newport Bays to the north are easy to spot when it’s clear and on a grey day you can still make out the fantastic sloped sides of the hill range to the east. Further views as far as the eye can see over Pembrokeshire can be seen to the south and west. Simply park up in one of the carparks on top of the hills (off the road between Tufton and Crosswell) then find a spot for that picnic blanket. If you’re feeling adventurous then try climbing Carn Ingli Mountain, near Newport, with your trusty flask. It offers glorious 360-degree views across Pembrokeshire.