Dark Skies

Pembrokeshire’s wild and rugged coast boasts some of the best dark sky opportunities in the country, where it is possible to observe the spectacle of the Milky Way or the constellations such as Orion with the naked eye.

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has worked with the National Trust to establish a necklace of Dark Sky Discovery Sites, the nationally-recognised designation for top stargazing spots across the UK, around the coast.

Wherever you are in Pembrokeshire, you’re not far away from one of these sites, which offer dark skies and easy access. Some also host special dark sky events to give you a deeper insight into the world of stargazing and other after dark activities.

The National Park’s location at the south west tip of Wales means it is well situated to avoid much of the light pollution that blights considerable amounts of the UK and offers significantly darker skies than many areas.

Add to this the added dimension of being able to view the night sky as you look out to sea and you’ll see why the area is ideal for those seeking the dark skies, tranquillity and peace.

The National Park Authority is committed to reducing light pollution in order to help reduce energy usage and protect the wide range of wonderful nocturnal wildlife that thrives under these dark skies.

Dark Sky Discovery sites map