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"Beautiful Scenery and
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Matt McCauley & Lynda McLaughlin
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The Seaview Hotel, quality accommodation in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Explore Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is one of only three national parks in Wales and it offers high quality paths for everyone’s enjoyment, including some suitable for the disabled. They organise a plethora of activities and events each year, enabling everyone to experience and enjoy the wildlife and scenery of this beautiful region. Check out their site at www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk for more details on special guided walks and upcoming events. Here are some of our recommendations for places to visit in the Fishguard area:

The outlook from some of our rooms at The Seaview Hotel is the splendid Goodwick Moor. It is an area that is seldom explored by our visitors but a gentle amble around the boardwalk alongside its marshes allows you to view some of the rare plants and insects that flourish here. It is an impressive sight and often an exciting one for those who appreciate wildlife. According to the voluntary warden, Cliff Benson, a family of otters lives here and many rare birds are often sighted, such as Bittern most recently.

At Strumble Head, just a few miles outside Fishguard, you can enjoy a spot of dolphin or porpoise watching from its well-known lookout post. It is a dramatic, rocky headland, with cliffs rising to 140m, and a lighthouse on an inlet just offshore. The views are astonishing and on very clear days it is possible to see the south-western coast of Ireland. Grey seals are frequently spotted in small coves and caves and October is apparently the best time to see some of their pups along the rocky shores.

Gwaun ValleyThe Seaview Hotel provides easy access to explore Pembrokeshire
On the outskirts of Fishguard, at the fringe of the Preseli Hills, you will find the Gwaun Valley with its especially fine views, archaeology and wildlife. Carn Ingli (the Mount of Angels) is the northernmost peak of the Preselis, from which one can view the Mountains of Snowdonia and Wicklow Hills of Ireland on a clear day. These peaceful wooded valleys, wind-swept moorlands and jagged mountain peaks are awash with ancient sites, amazing wildlife and wondrous views for all to explore and enjoy.


Dinas Head, just outside Fishguard on the way to Newport, is an outstanding promontory that is almost separated from the mainland by a deep valley. Pwll gwaelod, a small bay at the side of this valley, is a beautiful spot to stop by for lunch or a walk along the coastal path. Looking inland from Dinas you can see the Preseli Hills or Dinas Mountain. Looking east you can see Newport Sands and the Nevern Estuary, a dazzling sight on a bright day. It is an exhilarating place for those with a love of the landscape.

Lys-y-Fran Reservoir is interesting to visit whatever the season with its visitor centre offering a plethora of activities from fishing, sailing and cycling to a spot of souvenir shopping. There is an abundance of wildlife to view throughout the year, for example in the winter it is the largest gull roost for miles around and at dusk a mixed flock of tens of thousands of gulls can be seen flying in to roost.

 
The Seaview Hotel, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK SA65 9PL
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