Attractions

The Pembrokeshire coast path is on your doorstep. Either turn left out of the drive and keep on the level and walk towards St Davids or from lower Solva over the Gribin and on towards Newgale. Its beautiful which ever way you go. The walk from St Justinians round to Ramsey Sound is stunning too.

Solva The harbour is a few minutes walk from Bucklebury where you can enjoy crabbing, kayaking and swimming at high tide and walking on the sands at low tide. There is a café where you can buy drinks, sandwiches and cakes. Appart from the harbour and lovely scenery there is more to explore in Solva. There are gift shops and galleries, a pottery, a Cuban art café, cream teas, woollen mill, pubs and restaurants. Sailing courses can be booked through Solva Sailboats. Dressed crab and lobster can be bought freshly caught and prepared by Jan and Will the fish. The Post Office and local store is in Upper Solva as is the Church where Sunday services start at 9.30am.

St Davids is three miles away and well worth a visit. The Cathedral is beautiful so do take the time to enjoy it and if you can go to a service the music is wonderful. The Bishops Palace ruins are another tourist attraction and in summer hosts outdoor productions and plays. There are many pubs, restaurants, galleries and shops and outlets where you can book boat trips, surfing lessons, coasteering, and many other outdoor activities (TYF).

Haverfordwest is the nearest big town and has all the stores, retail parks, large supermarkets, a sports centre and small cinema. Entertainment and shopping. The station is here.

Nolton Haven riding stables. Enjoy a trek either into the countryside or down onto Druidstone beach when the tide is out. All ages and abilities are catered for. Take your money as you can buy a photo of yourself or children on the ponies on your return to the stables which makes a good souvenir.

Beaches There are many small coves to discover but these are the main local beaches.

Newgale is vast and great for everything but especially surfing, kite surfing and bodyboarding. At the far end of the beach is a café and there are public toilets in the first car park. There is a surf school there. Wonderful for a walk.

Pen y cwm can be reached either from Newgale beach when the tide is out or by walking down from the road. It’s a lovely walk and the beach is worth it. Lots of rock pools etc. No facilities.

Whitesands is the other side of St Davids and similarly is renowned for surfing. It has a café, toilets, wet suit hire etc. Fabulous spot for sunsets especially if you climb up to the summit of the mountain/hill there. You have to pay to park in summer.

Solva has a small beach. If you walk from the main carpark over the stream and up the Gribin peninsula and down the other side there is a lovely little beach in the harbour entrance. At low tide you can walk back to Solva along the sand.

Caerfai beach is down a left turn just as you come into St Davids. The views from the car park at the top are wonderful. It’s a short walk down to the beach. No facilities.

Abbereidy is a bit more of a drive but is completely different as its all slate. It is the home of the Blue Lagoon, an old quarry with deep water. The challenge is to jump off various ledges into the water. Not for the faint hearted! Popular with coasteering groups.

From Abbereidy you can walk along the cliff to Barry Island beach which cannot be accessed by car and is down a steep metal staircase. Not good if you don’t like heights but a fabulous beach. Be careful of currents. No facilities at all.

Pubs and restaurants Walking distance to Bucklebury there are four pubs in Solva. All serve food in high season but check in advance out of season. The Royal George is very close and does not involve walking back up the hill. The Cambrian is at the other end of Solva, The Ship Inn is in the centre of the High Street and the Harbour Inn is next to the car park in lower Solva. There are many restaurants to explore in St Davids, Solva and neighbouring villages.

The Tourist Information Centre is in St Davids and has details of many other local attractions.