Pembrokeshire. I grew up here. My teenage years were spent in 90’s grunge, Nivarna led, pre-mobile phone utopia, and Pembrokeshire was the perfect place to hang around and wear surfy t-shirts, mood rings (you can probably still buy them in Equinox) and un-shapely jeans. It helped to ingrain a distinct laid-back attitude into my personality. But what with growing up angst, and working in a family touristy business, I definitely didn’t know how to enjoy it down here. I’ve only truly started to appreciate it now I’m back after a 7 year stint away. Its draw is subtle and grows on you. Simple pleasures, fresh air and space to think for yourself. It’s very easy to live here.
Exploring Pembrokeshire and beyond
Throughout the summer I’ll be walking the coastal path. It’s a good place to start and by far the biggest draw for Pembrokeshire. Along the way I’ll stop off at some local haunts, tourist attractions and secluded spots. Pembrokeshire has its own brand of ”Welshness”. Each town and village has a unique personality, moulded mainly by the vast mix of residents.
I will also venture into North Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire. It’s distinctly more Welsh around these parts. The Welsh language, traditions and way of life is ever present. I have family roots in these areas and I’m intrigued to find out more.
Follow my blog for lots of tips, local finds, things to do and some interesting and funny thoughts from the people I meet on my travels.
My top 5 things to do in Pembrokeshire and beyond
- Take a walk on a stretch of coastal path. It will no doubt revitalise you.
- Do one outdoor activity to suit your level of fitness, even it’s just a boat trip to Caldy Island.
- Visit one of the Welsh towns like Cardigan or Carmarthen. Keep an ear out for the Welsh speakers. It’s interesting to listen to.
- Seek out a music gig. The Welsh are a talented bunch.
- Eat chips with condiment of choice, sit on a rock and ponder.
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