mini tour of Wales this summer

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  1. 2dogs

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    Evening all,

    it was unanimously decided, while I was walking the girls:Eek!: that we will do a mini 2 week tour of Wales this summer.
    looking for site recommendations, will obviously look at Jims and Dylans subject to availability and acceptance.
    It will be school summer holidays as the boss is a teacher so beaches are probably out as she needs a break from the younger generation.
    somewhere to chill, walking for dogs, ehu and showers are preferred but can do without for a couple of nights. Pub within staggering would be good but no necessary as will be taking plenty of supplies with us.

    we are c&cc members.

    Cheers
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  2. davidbaldam

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    Can't go wrong with Gods own country Pembrokeshire, it has it all, beaches, pretty harbours, mountains and plenty of pubs. :thumb:
     
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    :BigGrin:Just a couple for you to look at :-

    DREFNEWYDD, ABERAERON..5mins from town, plenty of walking & some good pubs
    TUDDYN DU, PENMAENMAWR.. lovely views over the Irish Sea

    ENJOY :thumb:
     
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    dont forget your wellingtons and umbrella
     
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    We'd second Pembrokeshire, Newgale beach is a favorite, dog friendly large enough never to be crowded, pub and cafe and a most excellent old fashioned hardware shop!

    Solva is a lovely small harbour 20 mins away, good pub there.

    St David's is worth a amble, good ice cream, cwtch best food, or the cathedral cafe.


    Pembrey near Llanelli would be nice for a night, forest walks, big empty beach, cafe, ski slope and golf etc.
     
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    Have to agree that Pembrey park & beach (always windy kite weather though) is great & never gets crowded even in August school holidays! Caravan Club site there is good but expensive & very busy,usually booked up early for peak times but often the odd few nights are free at the last minute as members amend their block bookings... Great area for cycling - loads of offroad through the park, cross country cycle path to nearby Kidwelly (be careful of the bullocks) & nice cafe near the entrance to the castle. Cycling on the beach is fab so long as you go with the wind & the excellent offroad Millennium Coastal Path takes you round the coastline to Burry Port, Llanelli & Swansea. All quite easy cycling or walking as relatively level. Have been looking for low cost alternatives to stay in this area as alternative to Caravan Club is anyone knows of any?
     
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    I am biased but South Pembrokeshire knocks the socks off North Pembrokeshire for beaches and beauty.
     
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    Barrafundel land Broadhaven South two of my favourite beaches in the south of Pembs
     
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  10. Phill D

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    if you want some beautifull coast line and basic CLs try rhe Marloes.

    Also, Barafundle bay and stackpole quay stay at St Petrox ( north lodge ) nice cl.

    Freshwater West, and Pembroke.

    Laugharne for Dylan Thomas boat house and some great pub food

    this list is endless......
     
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    Was about to suggest the very same thing. We've just sold our static after 2 years in Newgale, loved it. Beach is nearly 3 miles long, can rent kayaks, surfboards etc there. Sovla stunning etc. Also Tenby, Barafundle Bay, Bosherston lily ponds, St Govans Chapel, Stackpole etc great for a stay. Wonderful access to be had for the coastal path from any of that part of Pembrokeshire :Smile:
     
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    We had a static at Newgale for 6 years, sold it 2011. Brilliant when the kids were younger, had friends on the same side as us. Small world.

    We are looking forward to many weekends in the motorhome up that way, agree barfundel is very special, we have kayaked around that coast.

    Beware of Tenby in high season, not motorhome friendly.
     
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    You cannot 'do' Wales without going to the Gower, spectacular.

    Here you go, a cracking site we have used several times especially if you like walking, with spectacular scenery and very dog friendly. Quiet coastland walks with coves and great wildlife.
    Walk the coastal path and you will be hard pushed to find anything more beautiful in summer - and in winter, dramatic.
    http://www.pittoncross.co.uk/
    Used in both Summer and Winter..

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    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
  14. 2dogs

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    Thanks all for the replies,

    still part way through your suggestions and formulating a plan:thumb:

    Yes I know the Welsh weather, all the holidays/days out we spent there as a family were wet so much so I think the only fully dry day I've had in Wales was about 3 years ago:thumb: can't help the weather, just got to enjoy what ever it is.

    By the way, does anyone know of any castles over the that allow dogs in?

    Cheers
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  15. Phill D

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    know lots of great castles but not sure about the dogs.

    if youre travelling along the M4 anywhere north of cardiff make sure you stop off at Castell Coch its 5 mins off motorway ( can be seen fro motorway ) and is a small fairy tail castle
     

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