Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a national park along the coast of West Wales. It was recognized as a national park in 1952 and is celebrated for its mind blowing coastline views which are famous the world over.
The park has a mixed landscape with rough cliff edges and sandy beaches on the coast clashing with the wooded estuaries and hills of the inland. The park is split into four main regions which are Caldey Island, Daugleddau, Preseli Hills and St Bride's Bay.
The beach at Freshwater West is reputed across the world as a prime Hollywood film location. Recent films to have been shot there include Robin Hood and Harry Potter. This has made it a prominent tourist destination as people come to see the original set from some of their favourite films.
History is all over the park as well. Wherever you venture to, there is a chance you will find evidence of Pembrokeshire's rich heritage. Buildings and structures remain from the Dark Ages and the Pembrokeshire National Park Authority looks after sites such as Carew Castle, Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort and Tidal Mill. These are places that have to be visited to truly appreciate the park for all its worth.
There is no shortage of wildlife in the park either. The North Atlantic Drift has a massive impact on the wildlife of the park which can result in species from warmer and colder climates being found in and around the park. It is not unusual for sharks to be seen off the Pembrokeshire coast but then puffins have also been sighted. There is a real sense of diversity to the park with so many contrasts.
Urban settlements are few and far between with Milford Haven, Pembroke and Tenby the coastal resorts that attract the majority of tourists. The smallest city in the world, St David's, is also within close distance to the park and is a top tourist attraction with its historic cathedral and past glory.