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15 surprising facts and statistics about beaches

1.In the UK, no one lives more than 80 miles from the beach.

2.Beach foraging is becoming increasingly popular and is a great way to get free food, have an adventure and keep an eye on your carbon footprint. Sea spinach, 20 varieties of edible seaweed and rock samphire can all be found along the coast.

20 Fun Facts About The Beach

1. The air at the beach is negatively ionised. Studies have shown that negatively ionised air contributes to serotonin production in your brain, that it can help to treat seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D), and that it has an antimicrobial effect on the air that you breathe.

2. Swimming costumes were made from wool until around the 1930’s. It’s main flaw was that is sagged when it got wet.

Why Pembrokeshire has it all.

The Pembrokeshire Coast is truly breathtaking and there’s plenty of ways for you to explore it.

By foot: The 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path is an epic undertaking. However, you don’t need to take it all on at once! Click here to choose your own (smaller) adventure.

A Locals Guide to Cardigan

Cardigan offers an array of amenities which all play their part in creating a well catered for town. High-class butchers specialising in local produce, independent shops and a 150-year-old market within the Guild Hall are just some of the more traditional facilities you could use. Conversely, the more modern supermarkets and takeaways ensure it keeps up with present day demands.

Places to Stay in Cardigan

The Locals Guide to St.Davids.

You may have already read our blog post A Beginners Guide to St.Davids, which outlines some great places to walk, eat and explore this mini-city. Here we dig a little deeper, past the tourist trail to pick out some real local gems.

What’s on in Spring in Pembrokeshire?

As the nights get longer and lighter, Pembrokeshire springs into life. There is so much to do and see during this colourful season of wildlife, blooms and celebration.


Pembrokeshire wildlife really comes into its own during Spring with migrating birds returning to the coast, lambs leaping clumsily around fields and badgers out looking for worms at dusk.

What’s on in Spring in Pembrokeshire?

Pembrokeshire Christmas Markets

Who doesn’t love a Christmas Market? Wandering around stalls of locally made wares, sampling local jams and tipples, finding unique gifts and meeting the people who lovingly make them whilst Christmas carols play...What could be better? Pembrokeshire has a whole sled-full of great markets and fayres to visit over the festive season, and there’s still time to visit some if you’ve left present buying to the last minute!

Saundersfoot Christmas Festival - 7th, 8th & 9th December

Christmas Market's in Pembrokeshire

FBM Holidays Welcomes Danielle and Emma to the New Business Team

FBM Holidays were proud to present two new regional New Business agents at the recent Pembrokeshire Tourism Summit in St. Davids.

FBM Holidays representatives were joined on the day by the two new agents, Danielle Smith and Emma Beynon who were recently appointed by the firm to drive their portfolio and lettings operations in specific parts of Pembrokeshire.

From L-R, Emma Beynon and Danielle Smith join FBM Holidays

Where to take your dog in Broad Haven

Are you and your pup staying in one of our amazing homes in Broad Haven? Great choice! Broad Haven is a perfect place to stay with your dog as it's right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and also home to gorgeous woodland and natural beauty. The locals here love dogs, so there's plenty of options for food and drinks, too.

What dog doesn't love a good -whispers- W.A.L.K? Broad Haven is surrounded by countryside and coast just waiting to be explored by you and your four-legged friend. Here's a few walks that we love.

10 things to add to your Narberth Bucket List.

If you've done your research before heading to South Pembrokeshire, then Narberth is probably already on your list of places to visit. It's a real arty town, with amazing food and great shops. In fact there's so many great places to visit it can be hard to know where to start.

Don't worry, we've got you covered with our top 10 things to add to your Narberth bucket list.