Goodwick is a lovely little coastal town in Pembrokeshire to visit for a family day out. We came here after our play on Newport Sands a few weeks ago. We parked in Goodwick Parrog (meaning ancient port) Carpark (only £1 per day). We then popped to the Tesco Extra to pick up picnic supplies.
We walked along the sea front to the beach to eat our picnic. When we have more time we also walk along the breakwater to the navigation light building. We did this last July and I still have a post to share with you.
It was a pleasant enough day to play on the beach without coats but not as nice as last July when the kids spent most of the day swimming in the sea.
One of my favourite things about Fishguard is the park overlooking the sea. I can remember swinging high on the swings looking out to the sea when I was younger and thinking how lucky I was- I still feel the same. So next we ran a few yards and played in the park. Until March, my kids played on the same play equipment that I used to as a child, but it has now all been replaced. The girls all loved the new bright playground and it is lovely for both locals and tourists. I know Danny will miss the bars though as he loved to somersault on them. The park is safe and enclosed, so Dave and I were able to sit on a bench and relax as we kept an eye on them. There is a cafe where you could get a takeout coffee or ice cream to enjoy as the kids play too.
After the play park, the girls went on the helter skelter slide- another old family favourite.
As well as the cafe there is also Ocean Lab to visit. We always used to go here until it temporarily closed. We haven’t been back since Sea Trust took over, but I’m sure it’s a great place to learn lots about the sea and to shelter from the rain if needed!
We then walked back to the car and drove over to the Preselis to pick Danny up after his hike. During the Summer, the best ice cream van ever usually resides in Parrog Carpark so I’m hoping it will be back this year- they have the most lovely cones and flavoured ice creams I’ve ever tasted!
Have you visited Goodwick? Where would you recommend visiting?
Awww what an amazing place! Love that playground! Just so nice to go on a sunny day! #countrykids
I'd love to visit Goodwick looking at your photos. It looks beautiful there with the lighthouse against the clear blue sky. I have serious play boat envy over that pirate ship,it makes ours look very small, I can see how the children could spend hours there. Cool gif too! thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.