Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Gower Peninsula
Pembrokeshire enjoys the reputation of being one of the sunniest corners in Britain — it’s said to get 20 per cent more sunshine annually than London!
Tenby is a pretty harbour town with medieval castle walls and makes an excellent holiday base with a good choice of dog friendly places to stay. Nearby Freshwater West was the location for Harry Potter film beach scenes (and yes, dogs are welcome!) There are no less than 50 dog friendly beaches to choose from in this area!
Take your dog for a walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to its highest point, Dinas Head, from where you’ll have views of Newport, a pretty village and popular dog friendly holiday resort.
Carmarthenshire stretches from Carmarthen Bay in the south to the western Brecon Beacons in the north and legend has it that Merlin the wizard was born in this area. It has long dog friendly beaches, including Pendine, and a number of historic monuments such as the splendid Kidwelly castle where dogs are welcome. Literary fans will want to visit Laugharne, home to the late poet Dylan Thomas, where you can see his boathouse home with its spectacular sea view.
The Woodland Trust’s Green Castle Woods has ancient oak woods with dog friendly waymarked trails to enjoy. It is a haven for wildlife and has views over the Afon Tywi valley towards Carmarthen.
South of Swansea is the Gower Peninsula, a popular destination for dog owners as many of its beaches allow year-round access for dogs.
Rhossili is a must-visit location if you're in the area because it was voted the 'UK's number one dog friendly beach' by The Times newspaper.
Check out Pembrokeshire Dogs Favourite Walks on visitpembrokeshire.com