Dale, Pembrokeshire (Wales) – A Family Friendly UK Holiday

A few weeks ago we went on holiday to Pembrokeshire (Wales) to visit family; I grew up there and often get this relentless itch to go back, breath in some coastal air and appreciate the beautiful Welsh coastline. I’m so lucky to be able to stay with family and have seen first hand that Pembrokeshire, and particularly Dale, is a fantastic destination for a family holiday.

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Dale Pembrokeshire

Dale lies about 25 minutes from Haverfordwest and about 15 minutes from Milford Haven. Set on a peninsular, it has two beaches: a safe family beach and a more adventurous surf beach within walking distance.

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Activities

With a waterfront Watersports Centre which offers tuition in sailing, kayaking, surfing and more, there is so much on offer for almost every age.

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There are some fantastic walks around the coastal path, as well as geocaching dotted around the village. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to catch your supper – you can even go on fishing trips from here.

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Whilst the beach isn’t sandy, it is relatively safe and there are rock-pools on one side and a pontoon which is perfect for crabbing, on the other.

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The beach is just as lovely in the Winter and almost completely deserted! I took Teddy and Arthur down here when Teddy was just a tiny one and there’s something so special about getting all wrapped up and going to the beach.

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Also in Dale, there is a lovely crafts centre  which offers afternoon teas and a number of galleries/ art exhibitions.

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Food

There are a number of options here: a fantastic Seafood restaurant/Pub, The Griffin Inn, which is right on the waterfront where you can have either a bowl of chips overlooking the sea, or a special meal if you fancy fine dining in their contemporary extension.

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There is also a great waterfront café and another restaurant and café in the Yacht Club (The Moorings) which has stunning sea views.

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Accommodation

There are plenty of options, either within Dale itself, or in the surrounding area. I would recommend checking out Spinnaker Reach, or Allenbrook for Bed and Breakfast.

If you are looking for a holiday cottage to rent, have a look on Coastal Cottages website to see what suits you.  For campers – go check Point Farm.

So you if you are thinking of holidaying in the UK – do check out this hidden little secret near where I grew up. It the above doesn’t sell it to you, then maybe this will…

Dale also really knows how to throw a party. I was down here for the Queen’s Jubilee and it was just brilliant. There are often events for August bank holiday, Halloween and even New Years Eve.

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*Please note that this is not a sponsored most and is 100% based on my own opinions. 

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12 Comments

  1. August 7, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I love the sound of Dale. I’m considering Pembrokeshire for a short break later in the year so interested to read about it. So many fab places to explore! #MondayEscapes

    • amandajanejenner@gmail.com
      August 7, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Yes definitely do it. There are some lovely places to visit in the vicinity – Little Haven, Marloes Sands – all faves 😀

  2. August 8, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    we went to Dale for a boat trip when we were at Bluestone. The weather was not as nice as this though!

    • August 8, 2016 / 7:17 pm

      It can be hit and miss with the weather – like anywhere in the UK really. But when the sun is out its glorious xx

  3. August 8, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    It looks amazing! I love exploring the UK, I find that there’s so much I miss that’s literally on the door step (well a drive away but you know what I mean..) 😉

    • August 8, 2016 / 7:17 pm

      I know and time is always so limited to see everything 🙁 i literally want to show my boys the world xx

  4. August 9, 2016 / 10:31 am

    How beautiful! I’ve been to somewhere close by, but not there. It looks like such a great place for a little break. Loving all your photos as well 🙂 x

  5. August 9, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Oh wow you’ve taken such beautiful photos! It really looks gorgeous there. I’ve never been to that side of the country, but we must do one year, love the look of it X

  6. August 10, 2016 / 10:23 am

    It looks beautiful. I have really not seen much of Wales and it’s an area I would love to explore more of.

  7. August 11, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Pembrokeshire is the one area we haven’t been to in Wales – might need to rectify that soon. What a lovely trip – sounds the best to me, seaside, good food and fun. Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

  8. August 12, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Ooooh this looks beautiful! Lovely photos! If we ever venture back down to Bluestone, we’ll certainly track it down so thanks for sharing x

  9. September 1, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    It was a little wet when we visited Wales. I love all your photos!

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