Once you arrive at Point Farm there is so much to enjoy, much of it accessible on foot without the need for a car. Dale peninsular has an abundance of wildlife including migratory seabirds, seals and dolphins. The cliffs provide stunning views and the chance to see a wide variety of beautiful and rare wild flowers. Located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and part of the 186 mile long costal path, Dale is a magnet for walkers and those wishing to explore the offshore islands of Skomer and Skolkholm for their flora and fauna. The local beaches are spectacular and often deserted - including Watwick, Musslewick and Marloes Sands. West Dale can provide great surf and Dale Bay attracts windsurfers and dinghy sailors, and on calmer days the bay is perfect for paddle boarding and kayaking. Both shore and boat fishing can be done locally and the waters around Dale host a number of wrecks and reefs, perfect for diving.
Beyond the Dale peninsular, Pembrokeshire offers no end of choice with over 50 beaches along the coast, fishing ports and marinas, quaint villages, art galleries and craft centres, expansive hills and open moorland, historic castles, adventure parks, annual festivals and events, and the smallest city in Britain - St Davids.
A holiday in Pembrokeshire will undoubtedly create lasting memories - a fantastic destination that boasts ‘the second best coastline’ in the world as voted for by National Geographic experts, picture-perfect-postcard views and tons of family-friendly attractions too.
If water based activities are your cup of tea then look no further than Celtic Sea Watersports for sailing and other sea-based activities in Dale. All tuition is through the RYA scheme,
using a brand new fleet
of RS Sailing dinghies.
Point Farm Campsite is ideally located to visit Skomer Island, managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. Embarking from Martin’s Haven - just 15 mins drive from Dale - on board the Dale Princess (operated by Pembrokeshire Islands Boat Trips), Skomer is a magical place to visit. A haven for wildlife, it is most well known for its puffins, yet there is so much more to the bird
paradise, with blankets of
bluebells in May and baby
seals in September.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is spectacular! Point Farm Campsite is situated just off the coastal path, offering easy access for walkers. Explore the magnificent, hidden beaches like Watwick, Marloes and West Dale, all walking distance from Point Farm. To help plan your walks the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park
Authority have developed
a number of guides
Guided fishing trips are a must! If you are a fishing enthusiast or would like to experience sea fishing for the first time book a trip with Awesome Fishing. Skipper and guide, James Lemon, departs from Dale and can organise individual or group trips within the Milford Haven estuary (up to 3 passengers) either by the hour or for the day. Alternatively, Broadside Charters run trips beyond the Haven and Offshore, including shark fishing in the Celtic Deep. Larger groups can be accommodated too.
Historic castles and heritage sites
Pembrokeshire's waters have long attracted diving groups. With over 350 ship wrecks and the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve, divers can enjoy crystal clear water and an abundance of marine life. A number of dive operators run trips around the Pembrokeshire coast.
Offshore and free diving trips depart from Dale, taking divers to explore the Celtic Deep where you can encounter whales, dolphins, bluefin tuna and blue sharks. A recent article in The Guardian describes the experience -Swimming with sharks off Pembrokeshire.
There are many castles in Pembrokeshire - Pembroke Castle, Carew Castle and Manorbier Castle are among the best. You can also visit a number of historic sites including the ruins of St Davids Bishops Palace - home to the Bishops of St Davids; St Govan's Chapel - a 13th century chapel built into the cliffs near Bosherston; Pentre Ifan - a Neolithic burial chamber; and Castell Henllys - a reconstructed Iron Age hill fort. Visit Pembrokeshire is Pembrokeshire's official website with more information about places to visit.
Attractions and adventure parks
Arts, crafts and museums
From walking safaris at Manor Wildlife Park to feeding the only giraffes in Wales at Folly Farm; from adrenaline-fuelled experiences at Oakwood Theme Park to breathtaking rides at the Blue Lagoon Water Park, Pembrokeshire offers a range of attractions to keep the family busy. Our favourite is the Bug Farm near St Davids with a Tropical Bug Zoo, Bug Museum and Bug House, plus the option of tasting some in the edible insect kitchen! Hangar 5 trampoline park is great for the wet and windy days when a day on the beach just isn't an option!
You will find galleries, potteries and workshops in every corner of Pembrokeshire. Pembroke, Tenby, Solva, Narberth, Newport, Fishguard, Porthgain - just some of the arty towns and villages which showcase the local talent of soap makers, photographers, potters, painters, carpenters and more. Oriel y Parc in St Davids features exhibitions by Pembrokeshire artists. Melin Tregwynt is world famous for its Welsh woollen blankets. Dale has a number of resident artists including Sean and Wendy Kehoe and Be-Gemmed Jewellers.
If you don't fancy cooking then Dale caters for all budgets with The Griffin, Coco's Brasserie @ Dale Yacht Club and The Boathouse Café, all offering a range of food and drink and a warm welcome! Seasonal opening times vary so best check directly with them.
The Griffin is an award winning pub and restaurant. With roaring log fires in the winter and alfresco dining on their roof terrace in the summer, there is quite simply no better place to enjoy a good pint and locally caught seafood. The deliberately informal unpretentious atmosphere and fabulous friendly service only add to the atmosphere, offering a memorable eating experience.
Pembrokeshire is building a reputation for its food - producers, restaurants and cafes. We have some of the best of British produce - fresh seafood, Pembrokeshire potatoes, artisan cheeses, micro-breweries, gin distilleries, bakers and more. If its great food you are after we highly recommend Runwayskiln, Marloes; The Fernery Restaurant @ The Grove, Narberth; Coast, Saundersfoot; Cafe Mor, Freshwater West; The Sloop, Porthgain; Martha's Vineyard, Milford Haven; Maria's @ Picton Castle ... the list goes on.