Despite some pretty apocalyptic weather forecasts for the Easter period we have been pretty fortunate in Pembrokeshire National Park over the weekend. Here are a some photographs from the weekend of some fantastic beaches, some stormy sea shots, a couple of islands and an amazing harbour.
This Freshwater West – a huge beach in south Pembrokeshire where some of the Harry Potter films were made.
Behind the beach is a huge sand dune complex – a National Trust site. Here we saw five chough.
We went body boarding here on Friday
Yesterday morning we walked from Nine Wells to Solva along the Coastal Footpath – this is Porth y Rhaw along with a wild sea
More wild coastline towards Solva – I could hardly stand in the wind taking this picture
Finally arriving at the sheltered harbour at Solva – this used to be a port where you could get a passage to America for £4. The headland on the right hand side of the picture contains an Iron Age Hill Fort on the highest ground. On the way back we were met by a 30 minute hail storm which wasn’t a lot of fun!
Yesterday afternoon we we drove down the coast – this is the beach at Little Haven.
From the point at Little Haven looking up another huge sandy beach to Broad Haven
Another view of the same place
Later in the afternoon – in glorious sunshine and a stiff breeze we walked from Martin’s Haven near Marloes – this Skomer Island – the amazing and famous Wildlife Trust seabird reserve. (Two more chough here!)
This Skokholm Island – another really important seabird reserve also managed by the Wildlife Trust of West Wales
A little bit further east along the coast you come to Gateholm Island
And finally you reach the awesome Marloes Sands – owned by the National Trust
I bet you wish you were there yesterday?
I’m really pleased we ventured out and weren’t intimidated by the weather forecast.
Still go a couple of Pembrokeshire blogs to write but today I am off back to Devon. If you haven’t been to Pembrokeshire – it is magical and well worth a visit, a long weekend doesn’t do it justice but it will give you a flavour – luckily this was my 7th trip …..