Fishguard is unique in that it was the site of the last invasion of Britain in 1797 and lies in the heart of Pembrokeshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park includes nearly 200 miles of the finest and most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain and along its length are dotted many quiet coves and fine sandy beaches.
The town itself climbs up from the quaint harbour side hamlet of Lower Fishguard, where the film of Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood” with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor was made, to a bustling town centre with ample shopping facilities, cinema, children’s play park (only 350 yards from the Holiday Park), friendly pubs and restaurants.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
North Pembrokeshire with its mild and gentle climate, is a natural choice for those whose ideal holiday is relaxing in the sun, bathing or just simply lazing on the sand. Popular beaches include Whitesands Bay (voted the Best Beach in Wales), Goodwick Beach, Pwllgwaelod, Cwm-yr-Eglwys, Newport Bay, Poppit Sands, Abermawr and Newgale - not forgetting the many small bays and coves accessible to those who wish to venture further afield.
Fishguard is the ideal location form which to explore Britain's smallest and only Coastal National Park. The 225 miles of coastal path, all cliffs, coves and golden sands also boasts an upland area - the Preseli Hills - offering breathtaking views and miles of the finest upland walking. It was from these hills that the Bluestones of Stonehenge were procured.
If you prefer something a little more active, there are ample facilities for pony trekking, horse riding, sailing, surfing, water skiing, aqua diving, golfing and fishing. For anglers the Rivers Gwaun and Cleddau are well stocked with trout and salmon, or you can join one of the many fishing trips from Lower Fishguard Harbour. Take a boat trip to Skomer, Skokholm and Ramsey Island, world famous islands noted for their colonies of seabirds.
Take a Day Trip to Southern Ireland. The leisurely 3.5 hour journey by SuperFerry with with bars, restaurant and shops and much more is a great day out. Once in Rosslare, stroll along the beach, browse in the shops or simply relax in one of the friendly pubs, supping a pint of Guinness. Feeling adverturous why not hop on a bus and travel to Wexford, Waterford, or even Dublin. Whatever you choose you are sure to have a fantastic time.
Fishguard Leisure Centre (approx 1 mile from The Holiday Park) provides a wealth of excellent facilities including 25 metre swimming pool, children's learner pool, sauna, fitness suite and outdoor tennis courts.
The entire area is steeped in history. Fifteen miles to the west lies Britain's smallest city, St Davids, where Wales' Patron Saint built his monastery in the Sixth Century. To the south lies the County Town of Haverfordwest with its busy shopping centre and, further on, Milford Haven with one of the finest natural harbours in the world. When the weather is inclement, there are numerous craft workshops and woollen mills, where visitors are welcome to watch the craftsment at work.
Popular days out include Oakwood, Wales's only Theme Park with over 30 rides and attractions, Folly Farm - combination of farm, zoo, funfair, half of which is undercover, Hangar 5 Trampolines, Merlins Magic Playcentre, Manor House Wildlife Park and much more.
There is so mush to see and do that you'd wish you had planned to stay longer.
Comments from previous happy guests include:
"The locality is simpy beautiful with outstanding scenery. The local population/shopkeepers are very obliging and helpful".
"We really liked Fishguard and every other place we visited, i.e. Tenby, St.Davids, Newport, etc"
"Spectacular, unspoilt area, lovely town, wonderful views and walks along the coastal path".