Whitesands Bay beach – we have spent day upon day here. It is our favourite place and there is so much to do on this breathtakingly beautiful and safe sandy beach. There are rock pools, beautiful walks, surfing, body boarding, a great little café and ice cream van too. 5/10 minute drive away. You can hire wetsuits, surfboard and deck chairs during the summer months. It's not surprising that Whitesands was awarded Blue Flag Beach 2016 and Seaside Award (Resort) 2016.
St Davids Cathedral – one of Britain's oldest cathedrals, stands on the site of a 6th-century monastery founded by Dewi (David), a Celtic Christian monk. It is hard to believe that the 15 feet high Close Wall, that enclosed the original city, was built in the 14th century. It is a stunning walk and the cathedral itself holds daily services.
Caerfai Bay - A small rocky cover, in between towering cliffs, this lovely beach is a 15 minute stroll from the cottage. At low tide a sandy beach appears, with lots of rock pools to explore.
Welsh Coastal Path –you can download some of the coastal walks by visiting www.walescoastpath.gov.uk. There really is some beautiful scenery to be explored in and around the St Davids area.
Solva – a 10 minute drive away, this is a gorgeous harbour village which has lots of places to have lunch. You could spend the day here and do so much. You can go crabbing at the end of Solva Harbour. Crab lines and bait are available from the lovely little café next to the Harbour, Cafe on the Quay; and have a hot drink there too sitting outside with a blanket on your knees, watching the boats and calmness of the sea. When the tide goes out a lovely beach is revealed.
St Davids City Golf Club - A 9 hole course with 18 tees which is playable all year round. No Winter Greens, no Winter Tees, no muddy feet! The Golf Club is a 2 minute drive from St.Davids. Breathtaking views, overlooking Whitesands Bay and St.Davids Head, it really is a beautiful course. Please see the website for more details. www.stdavidscitygolfclub.co.uk
Oriel-y-Felin – this is a fantastic gallery situated on Nun Street. I always like to browse this gallery because they really have such lovely and varied art work. They also stock my favourite artist, Susie Grindey, who paints a lot of Pembrokeshire scenery. Her St Davids pieces are my favourite.
Chapel Chocolates – a must see and eat! They stock some amazing chocolates and there is so much choice. If you’re a fan of chocolate this is an important tourist spot! It is located at the top of The Pebbles just before you head down to the Cathedral.
Boat trip round Ramsay Island with Blue Ocean Adventures – 07432262711.
This is well worth the trip. It is an incredible experience and depending on the time of year you go, there is some spectacular wildlife to witness, including Atlantic grey seals, Harbour Porpoises and a wealth of nesting seabirds. The Blue Ocean Adventures team (who were amazing with my little boy), takes you on this 1 hour boat trip, venturing deep into the sea caves and gorges on the East and West side of Ramsay Island. You can book over the phone, online or visit their base on the high street near the Ice cream shop.
Gianni’s Ice Cream – open till 6.30pm everyday (including Sundays) in the summer season, this is the place to go. It has more flavours than you ever knew possible and they are always very generous with their portions, I’ve never seen such a huge ice cream (neither has my four year old!) They are situated on the high street opposite the City Hall. They also serve hot drinks.