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The Beach at Barafundle

One of my favourite beaches in Pembrokeshire is at Barafundle; - a true hidden gem.  Drive into the large car park  (can get pretty busy in the height of the summer), the National trust owns the car park and at the entrance the attendant is there ready to take your £5 fee, a reduced price of £2 is required if you go into the car park after 2pm. (Free if you’re a NT member)

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Summer Events

Pembrokeshire comes alive within the Summer months with a fantastic selection of fun events for the whole family to enjoy.  Here we have put together a listing of things to do whilst you are on your holiday.  If you are still undecided about the area to holiday in then we hope that Pembrokeshire will inspire you. 22 July - Excalibur at Pembroke Castle - An evening outdoor theatre performance of king Arthur suitable for the whole family. Ticket prices are £10 adult & £7 for a child, doors open at 5.30pm and ends 8pm. 

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Saundersfoot Through the Ages!

Just two and a half miles from the iconic seaside resort of Tenby lies the small coastal village of Saundersfoot. With a plentiful supply of restaurants, pubs, shops and accommodation not to forget the lovely sandy beaches. Although it hasn’t always been tourism that has kept the heart beating within this Pembrokeshire village.

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April Events in South Wales

With the start of a new month upon us we thought we’d select a mixture of upcoming April events across Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and the Gower Peninsula to help you pass the time whilst you enjoy a relaxing Welsh cottage holiday.

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Introducing Powells New Website

As of 5th April 2016 Powells Cottage Holidays has launched itself a brand new website which is full of useful features to benefit both customers and homeowners. Our new Powells Cottage Holidays responsive website

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Festive Cheer: What’s on in Pembrokeshire this December

The Christmas season is here and hopes for the New Year are on the horizon. For those of you travelling to western Wales this December, there is plenty to keep you entertained and guaranteed to keep a smile on your face. Cottage holidays in Pembrokeshire are great, and are even more special during Christmastime. To help you make the most of your time, here is what’s going on this December:

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Plans entered for Pembrokeshire Wakeboarding Park

Wales’ hopeful moniker of a Land of Adventure may get a boost if plans for a new Pembrokeshire wakeboarding park is approved by local councillors. Plans for a new water park that also features open water swimming and stand-up paddle boarding have been tipped for land near Oakwood.The application has been filed by siblings Sarah, Stephanie and Mark Harris. The trio say they have already acquired the land for the park.

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Pembrokeshire’s Friends to the Animals

Rugged coasts, stunning landscapes and more outdoor recreation than most can complete in a lifetime, Pembrokeshire has so much to offer. However, many may not be aware that tucked into the valleys of western Wales, there is some serious animal conservation going on… and not just for the puffins and sheep.

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Tenby Leisure Centre undergoing refurbishment

The swimming pool at the Tenby Leisure Centre is temporarily closing thanks to the start of a £1.5 million upgrade. The closure is expected to last through Christmas. Estimated to be completed in the spring, the planned refurbishment includes a new fitness suite and café, a library, a redone sports hall and dance studio. Additionally, the centre will be getting upgraded changing rooms, and a new open-plan reception area. Clr. Elwyn Morse, cabinet member for sport and leisure, apologised for any difficulties caused by the temporary closure.

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National Trust releases appeal to help save Pembrokeshire coast

There are a number of beautiful places across Pembrokeshire and western Wales that are under threat by coastal erosion. In an effort to halt the negative effects, the National Trust has recently released a “Most at Risk” list. At one location, in Stackpole, they highlighted a rising threat of flooding to low-lying valley areas. Also in Pembrokeshire, they mentioned the area around Abereiddi due to failing sea defences that have been removed to allow a beach area to move 30 metres inland.

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Understanding Pembrokeshire’s Prehistoric Past

Pembrokeshire has more surfing beaches than you could shake your board at as the Atlantic Ocean produces some of the best surfing conditions in Europe. The beaches that accompany these great surfing conditions are also golden and, more often than not, are overlooked by rugged cliffs. It is therefore no surprise that surfers from across the continent flock to Pembrokeshire to find the best breaks, rides and beaches; so, with this in mind, we have created a guide to the very best surf beaches in Pembrokeshire.  

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