Going on holiday can be expensive, so looking for fun free things to do can be important. With Pembrokeshire being a popular holiday destination in West Wales, we have plenty of free things to see and do. Some of our hidden gems are undeniably beautiful, they are completely priceless!
Let us take you through some of our favourite FREE Pembrokeshire attractions that we know you will love.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is a popular location in Pembrokeshire, and understandably so. With its picturesque location, ruins dotted everywhere, amazing views, and the enticing deep greeny-blue lagoon to jump into – it’s hard not to love!
The man-made wonder of the Blue Lagoon sits within Trwyn Castell promontory, to the north of Abereiddy Beach. Approximately 25m deep, there are surviving platforms built high into the natural rock walls which coasteering groups love to jump. The platforms range from 2m up to 10m, and albeit it can be a little scary, however, is so much fun.
There is a busy car park which is uneven in places, alternatively, take the shuttle bus to the site. Or you can find it on a lovely walk along the coast path.
These beautiful woods invite you to explore their depths and get lost among the trees. Mossy green hillocks and rounded, moss-covered rocks cover the floor under the glades of the short twisted oaks, themselves lichen-covered. In fact, it is hard to find anything that is not moss or lichen-covered in these parts!
Reminiscent of a fantasy, there are some wonderful walks through this ancient woodland, where you almost expect to turn a corner to see hobbits and elves. The paths take you through glades and over streams, past outcrops of bedrock and evidence of old stone walls.
Park near Canolfan Pentre Ifan education centre, and walk through to Pentre Ifan Neolithic Burial Chamber. Alternatively, take a round walk from the monument, past a possible prehistoric fort and Ty Canol National Nature Reserve.
This tiny restored chapel is not one to miss whilst visiting Pembrokeshire. It has been built into a cliff and sits perched at the back of a steep, rock-strewn little cove, with views out to the beautiful blue sea. Steep steps lead down to the site and through the chapel, with its simple doorways and tiny slit windows, to the cove below.
Found on the south coast of Pembroke, near Bosherston and Barafundle Bay. It is said that St Govan was an Irish monk travelling to visit St David when he was attacked by pirates. After a rock fissure opened up, enabling him to hide, he is then thought to have stayed out of gratitude, living within the cave and warning locals of further attacks. The small cave within this fissure has since been built over by the vaulted chapel. St Govan’s remains are thought to lie under the altar.
Presipe Bay Secret Beach
To find some of the best-secluded beaches in Pembrokeshire, you need to walk off the beaten track. For an adventurous day out, take a walk and explore this isolated secret beach. The amazing geology here is striking, with vertical striations running up the cliffs and popping up in the sand across the beach. The rocks strewn around the edge of the bay are a distinctive red colour.
Low tide is the best time to visit when the beach widens to reveal a wide expanse of sand, suitable for kite flying.
To find this secluded bay, park near Manorbier and take the footpath across the fields and follow the steps down. Alternatively, take a pretty walk around the cliffs from the car park at Manorbier village, with its historic/beautiful castle and Norman church. However you get to this captivating beach, you’ll definitely get an incredible view on the way!
The Witches Cauldron
This natural wonder is a green pool of tidal water. Surrounded by sheer cliffs with the sea on one side and farmland on the other. It was created by the sea hollowing through soft rock to form a sea cave, which then collapsed and left an open bowl.
Known as Pwll y Wrach, it is a site for those who love to explore, while these waters are a great attraction for kayakers and canoeists. As you paddle along this stretch of coast, the narrow entrance is tricky to spot. The Cauldron is accessible at low tide through a narrow access channel, where there is a waterfall and a beach reached only by water. Additionally, there is also a small water-filled cave into which you can squeeze yourself into.
Pwll y Wrach can be found on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Perfect for if you fancy a scenic walk, where you are likely to spot bottlenose dolphins. The path takes you past the Cauldron one on side of a knife edge and the ocean on the other.
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