From invigorating coastal walks to cosy evenings in front of a log burner, Pembrokeshire has everything you need for a blissful winter break.

But if you need a little more convincing, here are a few reasons why the cooler months are the perfect time to book a cottage stay in this scenic corner of Wales.

Space to explore

With fewer visitors around, you’ll have plenty of space to discover the glorious Pembrokeshire coast and countryside. The peace and quiet will help you feel closer to nature, as well as more relaxed and well-rested. It’s also the ideal time to catch sight of wildlife like grey seals and migrating birds.

And you’ll love breathing in the clean, fresh air on crisp, frosty mornings.

Bracing coast path walks

Many would argue that a walk along the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path is more rewarding in the autumn or winter than in the spring or summer. After all, the low season is when the coastline’s rugged beauty is at its most dramatic. Think crashing waves and misty coastal views – scenery that feels as if it’s jumped straight out of the pages of a classic mystery novel.

The weather is often very pleasant at this time of year. And, as the Scandinavians say, ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.’

Near-deserted beaches

Nothing beats wrapping up warm to take a walk on an empty (or nearly empty) beach. And here in South West Wales, we’re blessed with more than our fair share of impressive beaches, such as Whitesands, Newgale and Broad Haven.

Pembrokeshire is home to Britain’s only coastal national park. Plus, the county’s coastline was hailed the second-best coastal destination in the world by National Geographic magazine experts.

Winter is also the perfect time for your four-legged friends as the summer beach restrictions on dogs ended on 1 October. That means your pet is free to roam across the wet sand, paddle in the surf and explore to their heart’s content.

A romantic break for two

Now is the time to book that longed-for romantic retreat in a cosy cottage where you can snuggle up in front of a log burner with a glass or two of mulled wine. And with the children back at school, you can savour this tranquil and relaxing time of year.

Lower prices

Another benefit of booking a Pembrokeshire cottage in the autumn or winter is the off-season prices. So, you can enjoy a rejuvenating stay in a quality self-catering property for a price that’s too good to miss.

Christmas and New Year holidays

What better way to celebrate the festive season than with a magical and relaxing break in a pretty seaside cottage? You and your family or friends can get away from the usual yuletide madness by packing your suitcases and heading to the beautiful South West Wales coast.

If you arrange a Christmas or New Year holiday with St Brides Bay Cottages, your accommodation will be adorned with decorations and a Christmas tree. And if you choose a holiday home with a log-burning stove, you’ll receive a welcome basket of logs to keep you toasty throughout your celebrations.

Book now

To book your winter getaway or find out more about our cosy holiday cottages in St Davids, Solva and Porthgain, call our friendly team on 01437 702022 or email

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