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From Saturday 7 August Wales moved to alert level 0. This means the legal restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors, including in private homes, public places or at events have been removed. Adults and children over 12 must continue to wear face-coverings in indoor public places, with the exception of hospitality settings such as restaurants, pubs, cafes or nightclubs.

If you are heading out to enjoy the National Park’s great outdoors, we ask you to tread lightly. Follow the Countryside Code and leave only footprints.

The Authority’s headquarters is open to the public on an appointment only basis until further notice. Please visit the Contact Us section for details on how to contact Authority staff if you wish to arrange an appointment .

Please visit the Welsh Government website for full details of what you need to do.


Quick links to information and advice

►What do I need to do

►Car Parks

►Footpath Network

►Virtual Nature

►Development Management (Planning)

►Park Authority headquarters and visitor attractions

►Contact Us

What do I need to do?

Know the latest guidancecheck the Welsh Government website for the up-to-date advice.

  • Wear a face covering (if you are able to) in indoor public places, with the exception of hospitality settings such as restaurants, pubs, cafes or nightclubs.
  • Self-isolate for 10 days if you test positive for COVID-19. If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive and you are aged 18 or over and not fully vaccinated, you must also self-isolate for 10 days.

Plan ahead if you’re going to visit Pembrokeshire:

If you are able to enjoy the National Park under the current level of restrictions please be kind and remember the three ‘R’s:

  • Respect the Land

  • Respect the Community

  • Respect each Other

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Follow the National Park Authority on Twitter and Facebook to be kept up to date of the latest developments in the Park.

Car Parks

All National Park Authority-managed car parks are open. The charging season began on 15 March. For more information visit our parking page.


Footpath network

The footpath network is open. For more information visit our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Walking Guidance section.


Tread lightly in the Park

Please ensure you enjoy the outdoors responsibly and follow any on-site advice and adhere to the Countryside Code.


Connect with nature virtually

You can still connect to the nature of the Park through our social media channels, our website and our online version of Coast to Coast.

Like the National Park on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Development Management (Planning) Service

The Authority’s Development Management service has continued to operate as far as practicable during the Coronavirus restrictions.

Our website is operating as normal with access to Development Management Committee agendas, papers and minutes as well as normal public access to the detail on planning applications.

As of 1 September 2020 and until further notice we will no longer be able to offer planning advice over the phone or via email and our planning surgery is suspended. This is to enable officers to clear the backlog of planning applications and pre-applications that has built up as a result of Covid-19 and IT issues.

Development Management Committee meetings will be held virtually and can be viewed via a live video stream with details of how to watch on via the Committee Papers page.

The Development Management Committee will not undertake site visits while the Coronavirus restrictions are in place. Decisions by the committee will be based on the information supplied with an application and presented to them in reports, representations and other presentation.

Staff do not have access to the offices at present. As a result site notices will be used as the main form of publicity during this period for all applications rather than direct letters to neighbouring properties. You can also view the weekly lists of applications that have been registered and determined online. 


Visiting Park Authority headquarters and visitor attractions

The Authority’s headquarters is open on an appointment basis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please call 01646 624800 or email to make an appointment.

The Authority’s attractions at Carew Castle, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre are open every day. You must book before visiting Castell Henllys. You can find contact details for each attraction below.


Contact Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Staff

If you wish to contact the Authority, please phone 01646 624800, email or use the form on our Contact Us page.

Enquiries for Carew Castle: call 01646 651782 or email

Enquiries for Castell Henllys: call 01239 891319 or email

Enquiries for Oriel y Parc: call 01437 720392 or email

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