Sea & Surf Kayak Festival, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire 2019


Pembrokeshire has the UK’s only coastal National Park – 186 glorious miles of beaches, coves, islands, inlets and caves to explore! Between 18th to 20th May 2019, take part in the Sea and surf Kayak Festival (book online Kayakfestival.co.uk) and stay at Yr Hafan holiday cottages and boutique B&B. After a fantastic day on the water, you deserve to come back to a place of peace and tranquility with superb sea views and all the comforts of home…

Aber Jazz August 2019

Aber Jazz August 2019 – Fishguard Jazz & Blues festival 22nd to 26th August

– extravaganza of music spread over 5 days in several intimate venues bursting with character in the beautiful setting of Fishguard Bay in North Pembrokeshire. Workshops and fringe events are free to everyone. For more information visit www.aberjazz.com. And for accommodation please check out our  5* Bed and Breakfast page here.

Last minute discounts on bookings for April 2019

Special Offer on last minute bookings throughout April.
10% discount on stays in Pencaer cottage and Hafan Bach cottage for April 2019 – please give us a call for further details

Groups

Groups

If all the cottages and guest rooms at Yr Hafan are booked as a group, together they offer 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people –  great for family gatherings or group holidays with friends. All of our  lovely cottages have been awarded a 5 Star rating by Visit Wales.

Fabulous Autumn walks

Enjoy fabulous Autumn walks in North Pembrokeshire with both countryside and sea views.

Aberbach Beach - a short drive from Yr Hafan

Aberbach Beach – a short drive from Yr Hafan

One of our favourite days out starts with a stroll through the lovely leafy National Trust valley starting at Abermawr (just 15 minutes drive from Yr Hafan)   – meander beside tumbling streams,  scramble up the bank to brave the rope swing (suspended over the valley – not for the fainthearted!) and end up at the beach at Abermawr. Walk along the sandy beach at low tide with the sun glinting off the surf watching the odd surfer and looking out for  grey Atlantic seals and for sea birds. Next we take the coast path over to the gorgeous small bay at Aberbach  where you can stop for a picnic before crossing the small river and heading back up the pretty valley to Melin Tregwynt Mill.


Stop here for coffee and cake or a lovely lunch before mooching around the working mill and shop. You can walk back the same way or stroll along the quiet road beside the river to Abermawr Beach and back up the other side of the valley crossing the field back to the car. A perfect day..

This Winter, see Starling murmurations in Pembrokeshire

In Winter, watch spellbinding starling murmurations, when starlings gather in Pembrokeshire in their tens of thousands.

Here at Yr Hafan in November this year,  we witnessed this mesmerising sight of thousands of birds swooping and diving in unison, performing an aerial dance at dusk over our heads  – what an amazing sight.  Apparently,  they gather over their roosting site, and perform their wheeling stunts before they roost for the night.

For more information about Starling murmations, go to www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/starling/starling-murmurations/

Winter watch -it’s not too late to spot a seal!

Seal watching in North Pembrokeshire

Yr Hafan Self catering and Bed & breakfast cottagesAs Pembrokeshire is known for some of the best coastline in the world, it is also home to some of the best marine life in Wales, including seals and porpoises.  West Wales is home for around 5,000 Atlantic grey seals and their pups and they can be seen here from September through to December. Where to look  for seals when staying at Yr Hafan holiday cottages: At the foot of the cliffs around St. Davids, Strumble Head, Moylegrove and Cemaes head there are secluded beaches where the seals feel safe enough to give birth to their pups. If you walk along the coast path in season, and keep an eye out, you will see bobbing heads, seals beached on pebble banks, sunbathing on rocks or even little white pups heading towards the sea for their first swim closely watched by Mum. We often see pups just up the road in the Blue Lagoon where it is very sheltered, playing and practicing holding their breathe! Take one of the fabulous boat trips out from St. Justians  Life Boat Station to and around Ramsey Island where you are guaranteed to see the seals and 100’s of seabirds nesting on some of the highest sea cliffs in Wales…   

Year of the Sea and Event 17th August 2018

Wales in 2018 is celebrating The Year of The Sea. Visit Pembrokeshire enlisted the help of sand artist Marc Treanor to create this stunning sand art on Caerfai beach near St Davids.

Surrounded on three sides by water and with no part of Pembrokeshire being more than 14 miles from the coast you can see why we have salt water in our veins. The best way to see our coastline is from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, all 186 miles from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, you'll pass seascapes of breathtaking variety, award winning beaches, harbours, inlets and islands.

Fishguard Celebrates Year of the Sea 2018
On Friday the 17th of August, Fishguard and Goodwick will be hosting the 2018 Year of the Sea event. Starting at 10am at the Ocean Lab, Goodwick, the event will include food, films, the arrival from the sea of The Small World Theatre's Cragen Sea Monster and experiencing the unexpected with The Wildlife Trust Living Seas Roadshow. For more information please visit: http://radiopembrokeshire.wales/whats-on/1762/
And for accommodation please check out our  Bed and Breakfast page here.

Supporting Pembrokeshire and local produce

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded membership for the Pembrokeshire Produce Mark Scheme.  This means that we undertake to deliver a high level of customer service and to promote Pembrokeshire and its products.

Luxury Myddfai Toiletries

Luxury Myddfai Toiletries: 

Yr Hafan - Luxury Myddfai Welsh Toiletries

We are happy to say that Yr Hafan now provide luxury Welsh Toiletries produced by the Myddfai Trading Company. This social Enterprise work closely with the Coastal Project and College Elydir in nearby Rhandirmwyn to provide work experience for adults with learning difficulties and profits used for rural regeneration in Myddfai and the surrounding area. All products  are SLS, Paraben and cruelty free.