Pembrokeshire – Penfro in Welsh – translates as “Lands End”. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was created to protect the beauty of this magnificent unspoilt coastline. The area around Solva is one of the most spectacular stretches of the Coast Park.
Solva was, in the 19th century, a thriving fishing and coastal haven. Today there are a handful of lobster fishing boats, and the harbour is filled with yachts and dinghies. The ebbing tide reveals unspoilt gently shelving beaches, rock pools and caves.
For the swimmer, the sunbather, and the sandcastle builder, there is a wide selection of beaches, some of the finest in Britain. The surf is excellent at the larger beaches, and expert surfing tuition is available. The beaches too are good for canoeing – sheltered harbour for the beginner, rocky coast and caves for the experienced.
Two pilgrimages to St. Davids used to be the equivalent of one to Rome. Today the journey to our smallest Cathedral City is rather easier! Just 3 miles from Solva, the ruins of the 14th Century Bishop's Palace stand by the 12th Century Cathedral within the peaceful medieval close.
FacilitiesSolva has a general store, four pubs and three restaurants. There are banks, a chemist and a supermarket at St. Davids.
- Welsh Tourist Board: www.visitwales.com
- Pembrokeshire: www.visitpembrokeshire.com
- Solva: www.solva.net