Activities in Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire is recognised for its spectacular scenery and is the UK’s only coastal National Park. There are many exceptional beaches as well as an unbroken stretch of 186 miles of coastal footpath. In recent times a range of adventurous activities have also become very popular, with opportunities for surfing, kite surfing, island boat trips and coasteering all available in the local area. In addition, to spending relaxed days on the award winning golden sands of the local beaches, Pembrokeshire also has much to explore, with its historic buildings, particularly its renowned castles and St Davids cathedral. For a change of pace, visit the offshore islands and their spectacular bird colonies or head inland to explore the beauty of the Gwaun valley or the Presceli mountains.
Further ideas of holiday attractions and events can be found by following the suggestions on the Useful Links page
Roch is located at the centre of St Brides Bay, close to the coast and the beaches of Newgale (1.5 miles) and Nolton (2 miles) are both in very easy reach. This central location means that the village is ideal for exploring all of the central and north Pembrokeshire coast, whilst still being relatively close to the amenities of the county town, Haverfordwest. In addition, the village has a well stocked shop and Post Office and a small pub. There is a surfshop, good cafes and a family friendly pub at nearby Newgale beach. A choice of other local beaches, including Druidstone Haven, Broad Haven, Little Haven and Solva, can all be found within a 5 or 6 mile radius.
Much of Roch is reasonably modern but there has been a village here since the 13th Century and the skyline is still dominated by the historic Norman castle. There is also a pretty 19th Century church in the village
Rochgate originally marked the entrance to the land surrounding the castle and is shown on local maps going back at least 300 years. For most of that time it was a farm, with two of the buildings converted for holiday accommodation in the 1980’s and the barn a more recent renovation
If you have any other questions about the area or the holiday cottages, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.