Drive to Ceredigion an check in at The Falcondale Hotel
Visit New Quay for an evening meal and dolphin spotting. Cardigan Bay is famous for its bottlenose dolphins, with a population of around 250. They’re drawn here by the abundant feeding grounds, the undisturbed habitat and the clean waters.
Evening meal suggestion: Fish and chips from The Lime Crab which is located right next to the harbour.
Check out of the hotel and visit Llangrannog and Cilborth beaches
Just north of Llangrannog beach is the secluded cove of Cilborth, accessed either from Llangrannog beach at low tide or via the cliff steps from the Coast Path.
Lunch suggestion: The Beach Hut Café, Llangrannog
Cemaes Head and Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Visit Cemaes Head and try to spot a seal (it’s an important breeding ground) while on a 2.5 mile circular walking route. Once you’ve parked, follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path signs through the farmyard. Behind you should be views of Poppit Sands and the Teifi and look across the estuary to see Cardigan Island and spot the distinctive peak of Mwnt.
Drive to Twr y Felin, St Davids and check in.
Evening meal at Blas Restaurant, Twr Y Felin.
Drive to Marloes Sands and take the half mile cliff walk down the beach where you’ll be greeted by 1.5km of sweeping sand, dotted with sandstone towers standing in low-tide pools shimmering with tiny fish and shrimps, plus views of Skokholm and Gateholm islands.
Visit St Davids Cathedral
The westernmost peninsula of Pembrokeshire is dominated by the city and cathedral of St Davids. Resting place of Saint David, or ‘Dewi Sant’ in Welsh, patron saint of Wales, the cathedral has stood as a place of holiness and pilgrimage for over 800 years.
Lunch suggestion: St David’s Food & Wine Deli for homemade baguettes.
Ice cream suggestion: The Bench Ice Cream Parlour
Stay overnight at Twr Y Felin
Evening meal: Grain – for handmade pizzas and craft beer.
Check out of the hotel and visit Pendine Sands. This epic 11km-long stretch of beach is celebrated for its history of land speed records.
Lunch suggestion: Arthur’s Cafe
While in Laugharne visit the Dylan Thomas Boathouse. It’s almost impossible to mention the town of Laugharne without mentioning ‘Dylan Thomas’. And no visit to Laugharne is complete without a pilgrimage to his Boathouse. On your way to it, you’ll pass his writing shed overlooking the Taf Estuary.
Additional walk: Take the two-mile Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk and explore Laugharne’s rich history, while appreciating views over the estuary, Gower Peninsula, Caldey Island and Tenby.
Stay overnight at Brown’s.
Evening meal: Dexter’s at Brown’s