St Davids Peninsula
On the tip of West Wales and surrounded by the sea on three sides is the St Davids peninsula. The peninsula is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal National Park in Britain and is an area of great natural beauty and cultural heritage. Throughout the peninsula there are reminders of both the deep religious importance of the place combined with evidence of other ways of life from fishing to mining to smuggling. Being a National Park the area is protected from development with stringent planning regulations and as a result the natural beauty of the area is maintained.
Central to the peninsula lies the attractive city of St Davids, the smallest city in the UK and the ecclesiastical capital of Wales. From St Davids the pretty fishing villages of Solva and Porthgain can be accessed by road and all along the coast lies beautiful beaches, stunning cliff top views and an abundance of small bays and inlets. The landscape throughout is dominated by the volcanic outcrops of Carnliddi and Penberi, two hills overseeing the day to day life of the peninsula. Offshore, Ramsey Island lies only half a mile out from St Justinians with many other islands scattered around. The main beach Whitesands, famous for it’s surfing, heads the peninsula, but there are many smaller beaches like Caerfai, Porthseli, Porth Melgan and Abereiddy. At its widest the peninsula is six miles wide and you are never further than than 3 miles from the sea.