Wales Coast Path accommodation: Pembrokeshire
The Park Hotel Tenby
Even with the advantage of being in beautiful Pembrokeshire, The Park Hotel Tenby enjoys a prime location and spectacular views. It’s situated on a cliffside above Tenby’s North Beach (also Blue Flag – do we dare say we sense a theme?) with the coast path running adjacent to the grounds, which include an outdoor swimming pool and lovely terraced gardens.
Twr y Felin Hotel
Built around a historic windmill but sleek and modern with arty touches inside, Twr y Felin Hotel is a stylish place to stay on all counts. The arty theme continues in the hotel’s proximity to Oriel y Parc, an art gallery-cum- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Visitor Centre. Whether you’re in the mood for art and culture or nature (or both), the choice is yours.
If you’ve always wanted to stay in a castle, grab the opportunity with both hands at Roch Castle. This 12th-century castle is located between St David’s and Haverfordwest, and most of the rooms offer panoramic views, not only out to sea across St Brides Bay, but inland over Pembrokeshire’s rolling countryside. It’s just a five-minute drive to Newgale Sands, a beach popular with surfers.
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales © Billy Stock/Shutterstock
Wales Coast Path accommodation: Cardigan Bay
A small 15-room boutique hotel with a big heart located right on the harbour (no surprises there), the Harbourmaster Hotel may look somewhat unassuming, but it’s a splash of style on the Wales Coast Path. The views are impressive (most rooms are sea- or harbour-facing), as are the imaginative menus and sleek-but-rustic rooms.
It may overlook Cardigan Bay rather than sit directly on it, but we can’t resist mentioning the charming town of Portmeirion and Hotel Portmeirion. Surrounded by woodlands and miles of sandy beaches, the hotel exudes exactly the same fairytale quality as the town itself, inspired as it was by Portofino’s pastel facades.
Penbontbren Luxury B&B
Converted from a traditional 1860s farmhouse, staying at Penbontbren gives you the best of both worlds: it’s only two miles from amazing beaches, but tucked away in the peaceful Ceredigion countryside with gardens and village pubs at your doorstep. Freshly cooked breakfasts every morning, featuring local Rhydlewis salmon, are a highlight.
Aberystwyth in Cardigan Bay, Wales © M Sosnowska/Shutterstock
Top image: Three Cliffs Bay in Gower South Wales © Steve Pleydell/Shutterstock