Vets Oak Group – Well Lane, Haverfordwest 01437 760111
All of Pembrokeshire’s beaches, over 50, welcome dogs. You can choose from wide expanses of golden sand such as Marloes or secluded bays such as Broad Haven south.
During the height of summer, 1st May to the end of September, some of the more popular bathing beaches have dog restricted areas (This includes Poppit, Newgale, Broad Haven, Dale, Lydstep, Tenby South, Saundersfoot and Amroth). On two beaches, Whitesands and Tenby North to include Castle Beach the restriction covers the whole of the beach.
Wet DogThere are notice boards on all of the dog restricted beaches above, with full details of the byelaws and maps of the restricted areas. During the summer months there are signs out on the beach, which help you identify the start and end of a dog restriction area.
This still allows you access to miles and miles of beach on which your dog can run, with spring and autumn being ideal times to come on holiday, when the beaches are less crowded. Pembrokeshire welcomes your best friend, but please be considerate to other beach users and remember you must always clean up after your dog.
St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, which makes her the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine.
Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and legend has it that she was one of the prettiest of Brychan Brycheiniog’s 24 daughters. Dwynwen fell in love with a prince called Maelon Dafodrill, but unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else.
Dwynwen was so upset that she could not marry Maelon that she begged God to make her forget him. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice.
God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers; and third, that she should never marry. All three were fulfilled, and as a mark of her thanks, Dwynwen devoted herself to God’s service for the rest of her life.
She founded a convent on Llanddwyn, off the west coast of Anglesey, where a well named after her became a place of pilgrimage after her death in 465AD. Visitors to the well believed that the sacred fish or eels that lived in the well could foretell whether or not their relationship would be happy and whether love and happiness would be theirs. Remains of Dwynwen’s church can still be seen today.
Glanafon Coach House is located less than 10 miles from the nearest beach at Little Haven in Pembrokeshire. Also close to Newgale for surfing, walking and watersport and nearby child friendly Broad Haven. Great for an evening out at Druidstone Hotel, The Shed Porthgain, Wolfscastle and Bristol Trader in Haverfordwest. Walk the Coastal Path, visit St Davids or chill out at the Celtic Ale Festival at Bluestone.