Why Bluestone is the best place for a Summer Break
We’re all looking forward to summer, dreaming about days on the beach, nights around the barbecue, and adventures in the outdoors. This year, more than ever, you deserve a summer holiday like no other, and if you’re looking for ideas for the best place to spend a summer break, then we’ve got the perfect place for you – right here with us at Bluestone.
If you’ve never been to our beautiful Pembrokeshire resort, or you’ve not visited in the summer months, then we’ve got very good reasons to make 2021 the year you spend summer with us.
Spectacular Summer: The only place to be when the sun is shining
This year staycations are going to be the best chance to have an epic summer getaway, and when it comes to the UK there’s nowhere better than Pembrokeshire. Usually, people jet off for a chance to explore the unknown, enjoy golden sandy beaches, breath-taking scenery, and adrenaline-pumping adventures, but we’ll let you into a little secret – you can do all that in our magical corner of Wales.
There’s no airport stress either, just get in your car and drive. When you arrive, you won’t have to get out, we’ve got drive-through check-in, so you can go straight to your accommodation to start your break – easy.
We’re not the kind-of-people who like the ordinary - we like big, bold, epic, exciting and want the same for you. Our eco-friendly resort offers a chance for a unique experience. We’ve worked hard to make Bluestone a place where you can switch off and enjoy the things that really matter – spending time with those you love and making memories together.
Our activities are designed to offer adventure, put you in touch with nature, give you the chance to challenge yourself, and offer the freedom of 500-acres of Pembrokeshire countryside. We follow our Free Range ethos and believe the best people to plan your break is you – we just give you space and inspiration to do it. Mix relaxation, with adrenaline; eat-out, enjoy cosy nights in; use the resort as a base to explore Pembrokeshire, or never leave – it’s all down to you.
The Pembrokeshire playground
If you are looking for adrenaline-pumping, outdoor adventures, Pembrokeshire ticks all the boxes. We’ve got 183-miles of pristine coastline, over 50 beaches, a river estuary, peaks to climb, and rolling countryside – all in one county. Being a coastal National Park also means our waters are protected and are some of the cleanest in the UK.
We’re also uniquely positioned on the end of Wales for great surf, and windsurf conditions. The south-west facing coast creates the perfect conditions and beaches like Newgale, Freshwater West, and Whitesands are some of the best in the whole of the UK.
We’re not just the best place to come for adventure sports - we even help create them. Pembrokeshire, along with the south, west coast in England, is credited with helping coasteering thrive over the last two decades and has helped it become the popular activity it is today. Pembrokeshire is one of the best and only places to coasteer in the UK, and if you do visit, we definitely recommend having a go.
All this together has created a natural playground for adventurers and a thriving outdoor community, making it a great place for all ages and experience levels to try a range of activities. On the resort alone we offer outdoor activities including zip wiring, high ropes course, paddleboarding, and kayaking. We can also offer help and advice on where to go off the resort, why not check out our guide here.
Golden, glorious beaches
A beach makes a summer holiday and Pembrokeshire has an incredible 52, 11 awarded with the prestigious Blue Flag Beach – more than any other county in the UK.
It’s not just the abundance, but the quality and diversity on offer to explore from dramatic sweeping bays, coves surrounded by high cliffs, sandy resort towns, and pebbled shores, makes it a unique destination for any beach break. Some of our most famous beaches like Barafundle Bay, Whitesands Bay, Freshwater West, and Newgale, are regularly featured in the best beaches list not just in the UK, but the world – surely making it the best place for a summer escape?
What really makes Pembrokeshire unique is its status as the only official coastal National Park in the UK and thanks to the Park Authority's work, our beaches boast clean waters, clear sand, and have been lovingly protected and nurtured for generations to enjoy. Nestled into this incredible coastline, our beaches offer the chance to relax, play, explore, and get active - that's pretty impressive for one little county!
Ramble, hike, and explore the famous coastline
If you want to spend your summer holiday walking and exploring the great outdoors, then you can't beat the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. It's a breath-taking adventure, that's unique to Pembrokeshire and definitely one that should be on your bucket list. Completely free to use, the 186-mile coast path takes you on an incredible journey around every inch of the beautiful coastline, through wondrous beaches, along towering cliffsides, and to magical places, you can only reach on foot.
Along the coast there are heritage sites and natural wonders like St Govan’s Chapel and the Green Bridge of Wales to explore, adding something extra special to your journey. You don’t have to do it all in one go though, we’ve broken down the best walks, and how you can enjoy some of the “best bits” during your visit.
The perfect summer spot
Why pick Bluestone for your visit to Pembrokeshire? We think our resort perfectly encapsulates everything to love about our unique county. Just within the boundaries of our resort, we boast a ruined castle, Castell Coch, rare ancient woodland, and hundreds of acres of forest with walking routes and cycle tracks running through them. The resort is nestled into a hillside overlooking the Preseli Hills, and rolling countryside, giving you the feeling that you’re a million miles away from anything else. So, you can enjoy all the best bits of Pembrokeshire – without needing to leave.
If you do want to explore Pembrokeshire, and we encourage you to, then we’re ideally positioned right at the heart of it. In one direction you’ll find Tenby, Saundersfoot, and Manorbier just a 25-minute drive away, in the other St Davids and the rugged northern coastline is just a 40-minute drive, giving you no end of options of where you spend your break.
Space and freedom
What really sets Bluestone aside is having all the benefits of booking a house or cottage, with the added extra of being within the magic of our private resort so you know you’ll have the space to enjoy the break you want.
Our large, airy lodges all have outdoor areas leading off the main living space giving you the room and freedom to enjoy yourself, perfect for summer days playing and relaxing in the sun and evenings spent barbecuing and enjoying yourself until the stars come out. Outside your lodge, there’s the freedom to roam acres of woodland and meadows to play in, where you really do feel a million miles away from the rest of the world.
We know this summer will be a little different, and we're doing everything we can to make sure it doesn't stop you from enjoying yourself. We've introduced a range of new measures to keep guests safe and ensure they can enjoy themselves, with minimal worry. Find out what we're doing at the resort, here.
We've also created the Coronavirus Booking Guarantee, which protects your booking and gives you the flexibility to make changes, and is currently available on all bookings for 2021 and 2022, giving you peace of mind when booking your stay. Find out more about the offer here.
There's so much more to summer at Bluestone! To find out what else you can do explore what's happening on the resort this summer, or go off into the wilderness with wild Pembrokeshire.
*Offer ends 31/03/2021, Ts&Cs apply, for more information click here.