Motorhoming in Pembrokeshire
We acquired our motorhome in 2016. Couldn’t wait to get out and about. Here are some places that we have visited in Pembrokeshire with details of facilities, parking and other information
Skrinkle Haven, near Manorbier
This was our very first trip out to test out Stanley and get used to him before venturing further. This was a day trip only.
◆ DirectionsHead for Manorbier. After the turnoff, you go around a bend and the turnoff for Skrinkle is on your left hand side. Drive through the estate and continue over a small roundabout. Follow the road until you reach the youth hostel. There is a car park opposite or if you drive on, there is another car park overlooking the sea.
◆ ParkingYou can park free for day visits overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Caldey Island, beautiful views. There is also a campsite where you can pay to stay overnight - tourers and campers welcome.
◆ FacilitiesThere is a youth hostel which is kitted out with a cafe, bar and internet facilities as well as toilet area. We ate here one lunch time and the food was very good
◆ WalksWalk south and you will get to the steps down to Skrinkle Haven beach. These steps are iron and not really suitable for dogs unless you are prepared to carry. There is quite a steep ascent to the beach but well worth the climb.
Head west and you will follow a footpath that takes you to the headland overlooking Lydstep Haven, the views are awesome. You can walk through the woods then come back across the headland. Just beware that you are on the cliff edge and look after your pets. Parts of this walk are quite strenuous and you are taken downhill to a cove and you will have to climb up the other side to rejoin the path.
Porthclais near St Davids
Porthclais is a small inlet of water with a harbour. You can join the coast path here to walk east or west. We parked in the boat park in November and wild camped. The weather was beautiful for the time of year
◆ DirectionsFrom St Davids, Porthclais is about 2 miles. Head north on Nun St/A487 toward The Pebbles. Continue driving until you get to Porthclais harbour
◆ ParkingThere is a National Park car park opposite the harbour and a boat/car parking area behind.
◆ FacilitiesToilets in the winter. There is a small cafe open during the summer months
◆ WalksDay 1 we headed east towards St Davids lifeboat station. On the way, you will pass coves where you can picnic on the beach. You will need to cross a small stream. Day 2 we did a circular walk of about 10 miles which took us across coast path onto road and back into St Davids for Sunday lunch. We went to the Bishops where dogs are allowed. Good food too. From there we headed back to Porthclais