This is a county for all seasons ...... washed on three sides by the warming Gulf Stream, its climate is mild, so that spring comes early, while winter arrives late. Rainfall is low compared to the rest of Wales, and the coast has more sunshine hours. Gardens are colourful all year, and sunny days in even mid-winter bring warmth to sheltered spots on the cliffs.

Pembrokeshire is proud of its safe, clean seaside. No other county in UK has more European Beach Awards, with 12 Blue Flag, 32 Seaside Award and 14 Green Coast Award beaches. Many beaches are nationally known for surfing, surf kayaking and wind-surfing. Beautiful, wide sand expanses, such as Newgale, Newport, Whitesands and Broad Haven or, are great family playgrounds with plenty of space for running, Frisbee tournaments, beach football, or kite-flying etc. Then there are dozens of small coves and secluded haunts for rock pooling, rock scrambling or digging sandcastles and damming streams, which include Solva, Nolton, Little Haven, Ceibwr, Barafundle, Bosherston, Abereiddy, etc. etc. Or you can just sunbathe and watch the waves ... lovely!

Overall, Pembrokeshire is sparsely populated, with all the major centres being in the south. There are some 1500 miles of roads, lanes and byways - ample for visitors and locals alike. Even in the high summer season it is a haven of easy motoring, in such contrast to Cornwall, the West Country and the Lake District. You are never more than 9 miles from the coast ....

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