- Places to visit from Coed Pen
Being situated on the Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire borders, Coed Pen is in a great location for getting about. We have plenty of leaflets, books and maps to help you get the most from your stay. Here we have included some of our favourites:
Leave the car behind at Coed Pen and walk the 250 metres to the famous beach. It's a safe and sheltered beach which is great for families. There is a super, child friendly cafe as well as some pubs, a Post Office and gift shops.
Museum of Speed - Pendine
Just a few minutes walk from Coed
Pen, the museum's main exhibit during the summer season is 'Babs', Parry Thomas' car that he used for his fatal attempt at the land speed record in 1927. Other record breaking vehicles can be seen here too.
Free to get in!
Laugharne lies on the river Taf and is well known for having been the home of Dylan Thomas from 1949 until his death in 1953. Laugharne is thought to have been the inspiration for his fictional town Llareggub in Under Milk Wood.
There is a great walk along the estuary past the 'shed' where Dylan Thomas did much of his writing and up to the Boathouse where he lived with his wife Caitlin. The Boathouse is now a museum dedicated to Dylan.
Other attractions in the town include the 12th Century castle and the town hall. Lots of places to eat and easy free parking.
Owned by the National Trust, Stackpole Quay is claimed to be Britain's smallest harbour. There is a car park, cafe and toilets. The car park is the closest you can get by road to Barafundle Bay which has been described as a 'Jewel in the Crown'. It's well worth the 1/2 a mile or so coastal walk to the bay.
Leave Coed Pen and drive along the lanes towards Tenby via Amroth and Saundersfoot and you will come across some fantastic views. Saundersfoot has an attractive harbour and is a popular place for sailing and water sports. Surrounded by a 13th century wall, Tenby is packed with shops and places to eat and drink. Has 2 excellent beaches and a picturesque harbour from which you can look back over the bay to Pendine! From the harbour you can also catch a boat over to Caldey Island which is home to some Cistercian Monks.
Solva and St Davids
Solva is a rocky inlet that floods at high tide. It used to have a direct passenger service to New York! Solva has a good range of gift shops and places to eat and is an interesting stop on the way to St Davids.
During the Middle Ages St Davids was a place of pilgrimage and the magnificent cathedral still attracts many visitors.