Pembrokeshire has so much to offer and is an ideal holiday destination for all ages, tastes and leisure choices. From Little Freestone guests can access a number of footpaths that cross the local countryside and farmland. Just a short walk will bring you to Carew Castle and Mill or why not take an evening stroll down the hill to Cresswell Quay for a drink at the Cresselly Arms. The National Park has 1,100km of public footpaths and to help you find a walk to suit you there are maps, guided walks and on line services to assist you to get the best from this beautiful part of the country.
Beaches: Tenby beach, the most well-known and perhaps most popular beach is just a 15 minute drive away and is the closest beach to Little Freestone. All beaches in the area are safe blue flag beaches and the seaside fun is watched over by the local life guards. For variety there is also Amroth and Wiseman Bridge and a short walk through the tunnels to the popular beach at Saundersfoot which is again just a short drive from the house. Manorbier and Freshwater East and West are ideal spots for surfing, and body boarding.
As well as enjoying the beaches, families can spend a day at one of the numerous local attractions. Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park, The Dinosaur Park Tenby, Heatherton, Blue Lagoon Water Park and Oakwood Theme Park are all within an easy 15 minute drive. There are too many family friendly attractions in south Pembrokeshire to mention here but at Little Freestone you will find a collection of tourist leaflets and brochures that you can browse through and decide how to make the most of your time while at Little Freestone.
If its history you enjoy Pembrokeshire can offer lots of interesting gems. From castles such as Pembroke, Carew, and Manobier to restored houses such as Scolton Manor and Picton Castle. If you are interested in the Celtic history of wales Castell Henllys gives a “hands on” experience of life in an Iron Age village. There are also a number of smaller historic sites that explain the industrial and social history of Pembrokeshire, such as the lime kilns at Solva and the old slate quarry at Abereiddi. Of course Britain’s smallest city, St Davids is just a 40 minute drive away. The visitors centre next to the main car park is a good place to start your exploration and St David’s Cathedral is certainly worth a visit
Much of Pembrokeshire is national park due to its vast array of wildlife, rare habitats and areas of scientific interest. There is so much to discover, this is just to whet your appetite. Each season brings an opportunity to see something special. Beautiful spring flowers and hedgerows provide food and shelter for the many nesting birds. In May and June take a boat trip to Skomer Island to see the wonderful Puffins, Razorbills and Guillemots. Whilst out walking certain parts of the coastal path, Dolphins and Porpoises can be spotted as can Peregrines and Choughs. Grey Seals can be seen throughout the year but October is the month for spotting baby seals on the beaches of the secure coves. From spring to autumn there are frequent walks and talks arranged by the National Park to enhance your experience.
For those who like sports you will find something to challenge you and to have fun and enjoy. The coast offers great opportunities for sea kayaking, surfing, body boarding and paddle boarding. There are a number of places that offer lessons and board and wet suit hire. Due to the Ironman Wales in September and the Tour of Pembrokeshire in May cycling has become very popular around the county. You don’t have to take part in these events to enjoy the miles of rides for families, mountain bikers and tourers and you can make it as hard or as easy as you like. If you prefer messing about on the water there are many river and inland waterways offering sailing, canoeing, kayaking and wind surfing. The list goes on with horse riding, coasteering, climbing, abseiling……….the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park produce “Coast to Coast” a paper with helpful information and details for many of the activities available to you, or you can visit their website http://enjoy.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/.