by Coast and Country Holidays
Strumble Head is a rocky headland a few miles from Fishguard in North Pembrokeshire, it is also only 50 or so miles from Ireland, but separated by the Irish sea.
The headland is also well known as a bird observatory – once a wartime lookout post has now been converted to an observatory and was opened by Bill Oddie. As well as a bird observatory, Strumble Head is considered to be one of the best locations in the UK for spotting families of cetaceans, particularly porpoises racing through the fast tidal waters of the headland.
Curious to learn more about this beautiful corner of North Pembrokeshire? Here’s our quick guide to Strumble Head…
This dramatic stretch of coastline is well worth a visit, on a clear day you can see north to the Llyn Penninsula and South to St David’s Head – and occasionally as far as Ireland on very clear days. You’ll find plenty of Strumble Head walks around the area, so be sure to pack your walking gear.
If you’re stopping in Fishguard, you can drive over to Strumble Head in less than twenty minutes. The route is as follows:
If you don’t fancy driving, you can always hop on the Strumble Shuttle! This regular bus service starts at Newport and takes visitors all the way to St. Davids. It stops at quite a few towns and villages along the way, including Fishguard and Abercastle. To see the full schedule, you can visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
Finish your day off with a stop at one of these excellent pubs.
Location: Goodwick Square, Goodwick
The Rose & Crown is a popular bar and restaurant in Goodwick, just a short drive from the Strumble Head lighthouse. Serving up locally sourced and seasonal dishes, you can expect to tuck into juicy burgers, delicious toasties, and indulgent loaded fries!
Location: Mathry Hill, Mathry
The Farmers Arms has a real traditional feel to it. Set within the pretty village of Mathry, this cosy pub has retained many of its original features, especially in the beamed bar area. Guests can enjoy classic pub grub as well as a fantastic choice of Welsh ales.
Location: 20 High St, Fishguard
You can’t miss the pastel pink exterior of Bennett’s Navy Tavern! Set within the centre of Fishguard, this friendly pub has a beer garden for guests to sit out and enjoy the lovely weather.
The easiest way to reach Strumble Head is to start from Fishguard – here are a few of our most popular cottages in this scenic coastal town.
Y Stabl is a cosy cottage for two, just minutes outside the town of Fishguard. Beautifully converted, this single-storey cottage has a gorgeous paved terrace to the front of the property, complete with a private hot tub.
Surrounded by trees, Cwmbrandy Cottage is perfect for a romantic weekend away or a relaxing break with the family. Just a mile from the coast, you’ll find plenty of amazing coastal paths from your doorstep.
Milkwood is a spacious three-bedroom cottage in Lower Town. Just a few minutes from the quay, you can easily get onto the Strumble Shuttle and enjoy the fantastic sights of Strumble Head in no time at all!
Enjoy a weekend away in one of our cosy cottages in Fishguard Bay. With its beautiful coastal views and abundance of natural attractions, there’s so much to be enjoyed here.
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