Wild times in South Wales

Posted by Jonathan Broom on 11 June 2018
Related property: St Brides Castle
Wild times in South Wales

St Brides Castle is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about St Brides Castle here, but first some important information about the Holiday Property Bond. It is designed to provide holidays for life but it is an investment product so subject to charges, your capital is at risk and you may not be able to cash in during the first two years. For further details please read "How HPB Works"

A new edition of Wild Guide Wales has recently been published. Authored by award-winning travel writer and photographer Daniel Start, this beautiful new compendium explores the hidden parts of Wales and the Welsh Marches.

Among the locations Start singles out for adventure are several in Pembrokeshire, easily reached from St Brides Castle.

The Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy (pictured above) is just a 22-mile drive to the north, much of the journey describing the arc of beautiful St Brides Bay. The lagoon is an erstwhile slate quarry, active until 1910 when it was abandoned and flooded, and many relics and remnants of its industrious history are still in evidence. It’s a great spot for coasteering and kayaking, and to walk along the clifftop is to be guaranteed great views; but for the adventurous the main attraction of the Blue Lagoon is its depth. The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series visited the Blue Lagoon in 2012 – the first time the event had taken place in Britain – and again the following year, and in 2016. Sadly the venue is not on the itinerary for this year; but the old wheelhouse (centre-right of picture) provides three platforms from which those with the nerve can jump or dive into the luminous pool below.

Not to be confused with the Broad Haven that lies about six miles north-east of the holiday site (and which itself boasts a Blue-Flag beach, described in a previous blog), 24 miles to the south-east of St Brides you’ll find Broad Haven South beach, near Bosherston. When the tide is out the beach is huge, with soft sand perfect for children to play in; but strong swimmers will find much to their liking too. You can swim out to Church Rock and back (centre of above picture), and/or explore the blow holes of Saddle Point’s limestone cliffs, to the east of the beach. The really adventurous will find themselves in Box Bay, a secluded beach surrounded by steep cliffs, where it really is just you, and nature.

Though if the attractions of Broad Haven South begin to pall (hard to see why they should), be sure to check out Skrinkle Haven beach near Manorbia, just 10 miles further east along the coast. There are actually two beaches here: Skrinkle Haven itself, for many years off-limits to the general public due to its proximity to Manorbia’s Royal Artillery Range; and neighbouring Church Doors Cove (pictured below), so named because of the monolithic headlands that border it to both sides. Skrinkle Haven is best suited for children; but at low tide it’s possible to walk round the nearest headland and into Church Doors Cove. As an aside, astronomers might also want to pay Skrinkle Haven a visit: the car park serving both beaches is listed as a Dark Sky Discovery Site.

Giving more information on these and hundreds of other attractions to be found in the Principality (including, but not limited to, further beaches), and including many gorgeous photographs, Wild Guide Wales is published by Wild Things Publishing. Details can be found by clicking here.

Jonathan Broom

Jonathan Broom

How can I find out more?

The Holiday Property Bond could do as much for your quality of life as it has done for many thousands of families who have already invested. That's why we invite you to get in touch with us in any of these 3 ways and please don't forget our unique 'Money back promise' and 'interest free loan' options.


We're so confident you'll be delighted with HPB
that we offer you a 'Money Back Promise'!

In regular surveys, Bondholders tell us how happy they are with HPB holidays. That's why we feel confident in giving you the extra reassurance of our unprecedented 'Money Back Promise':

If you take your first HPB holiday within three years of investing and are not, for any reason, entirely happy, you can apply to cash in your HPB investment within 14 days of your return. Whatever the encashment value, the parent company of the issuer of HPB will make up any difference so that you get back the full amount of your original payment, including charges.

This offer applies to a holiday at any HPB owned property which is taken by at least one of the Bondholders themselves.

Full details of the offer will be provided before you invest.

Request our brochure Speak to a representative Explore one of our UK sites

Please request our fully illustrated holiday property brochure

Please read "How HPB works" and then we will be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, and your FREE copy of the May BOND Magazine. See the beautiful holiday homes and magnificent locations where you can spend your holidays as a Bondholder and learn how impressed Bondholders have been by our handling of the problems caused by coronavirus.

Please complete and submit the form or, alternatively, telephone our FREE brochure request line on 0800 230 0391

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our detailed HPB brochure and keep you updated about HPB holiday offers.

* Indicates required fields
HPB’s holiday booking service has been rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 4731 customer reviews on Feefo.

You can speak to one of our representatives

Your local HPB representative will be happy to call or video call you at a convenient time for an informal chat. Simply fill in your details and we'll do the rest.

Most of our representatives are Bondholders themselves and all have visited a number of Bond sites.

The representative will give you all the information you need and then leave you to make up your own mind. He or she will talk to you about your holiday requirements and what level of investment is needed to secure the kind of holidays you want.

Video chat now available with a local representative
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Telephone number *  
Post code
iBy giving us your post code we can find a representative near you.
How should we contact you? *  
How did you hear about us?
Your message

One of our representatives will contact you using the information above.

* Indicates required fields

See our stunning holiday properties for yourself

Attending a Private Tour at an HPB holiday location is an enjoyable way to see what HPB has to offer.

You will be free to look around the site, view the properties and see the high standards of furnishings and facilities you could enjoy with HPB. A representative will be on hand should you have any questions.


This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited ("HPBM") registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest. HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA.