Locality


Manorbier

Manorbier is a village with plenty to offer. Manorbier Beach is easily accessible, while Swanlake Bay, Presipe Beach, Skrinkle Haven and Church Doors Cove offer alternative beaches to enjoy along the Manorbier stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast.


Manorbier Castle, built in the 11th Century, sits to the rear of Manorbier Beach and is open to the public for much of the year, while above the beach sits a neolithic cromlech (sometimes referred to as a burial chamber), where you can rest and enjoy the views.


The village of Manorbier has a well stocked shop and Post Office. There is a pub in the heart of the village, along with a lovely tea room/gift shop, with seating inside or outside. The Castlemead Hotel overlooking the beach has a fine restaurant which is open to to the public. Manorbier has numerous points at which you can access the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (now part of the All Wales Coast Path), whether undertaking this world famous trail, or merely enjoying your own little piece of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park


Nearby

Manorbier lies halfway between the towns of Tenby and Pembroke, with their numerous shops, eateries, banks and services. The bustling walled town of Tenby is well known for its picturesque harbour, Georgian architecture and fine beaches.


The town of Pembroke is dominated by the magnificent Pembroke Castle, which is open to the public and is well worth a visit - whether exploring the castle from within, or enjoying its reflection across the waters of the moat and Mill Pond.


Close to Pembroke and just across the bay from Manorbier lies Barafundle. Barafundle Beach was awarded the accolade of one of the top 12 beaches in the world by The Good Holiday Guide, while Country Life Magazine named Barafundle as the best place in the whole of the UK to have a picnic. Nearby a walk along the lakes of Bosherston Lily Pools will bring you to the beautiful beach at Broadhaven South. Just beyond Broadhaven (and just across the bay from Manorbier) Saint Govans Head reaches Southerly into the Celtic Sea, and tucked into a nook at the base of the cliffs lies Saint Govans Chapel - a charming, hidden gem.


Pembrokeshire



The Southeast corner of Pembrokeshire is home to a number of resorts and attractions, including wildlife parks, boat trips and even a vineyard.

The monastic isle of Caldey provides a lovely day out and is a short boat trip away from Tenby. Manor Wildlife Park/Anna's Welsh Zoo, with its animal walk-throughs provides another nearby excursion with some great photographic opportunities.


The Wild West of the county is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, with dramatic cliffs and broad beaches to explore and enjoy. A wealth of marine life and seabirds can be discovered along the coastline and the offshore islands.

The dramatic scenery of West Pembrokeshire has featured in a number of cinematic productions, with Freshwater West providing a location for one of the Harry Potter movies and for Ridley Scotts Robin hood. The beach at Marloes was used for "Snow White and the Huntsman" while Dominic Cumberbatch filmed "The Third Star" at Barafundle Bay.


The Milford Haven Waterway dissects the county of Pembrokeshire, extending inland for about 24 miles and offers a diverse range of places to see and explore. There are sleepy creeks, bustling marinas and a wealth of maritime interest. The marina at Milford Haven is a great place to sit and enjoy a coffee while watching the mix of fishing boats, yachts, cruise ships and tankers go about their daily business


The Rugged North of the county has a timeless feel, from the remote heather clad peaks of of the Presell Mountains to the cathedral at Saint Davids - the smallest city in Wales. The genteel little city of Saint Davids is the base for a number of boat trips that explore the coastline and wildlife around Ramsey Island.

 

Interactive map of Pembrokeshire Beaches