If you can leave the balcony and the rhythms of the peaceful estuary...

Pendine Sands: A 7 mile stretch of sands, the venue for the world land speed record by Parry Thomas in 1926 and with a museum featuring Babs, his car. There is coastal walk to the seaside village of Amroth - the start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - and bustling Saundersfoot are all within a wonderfully scenic drive.

Ginst Point, Pendine : Because it is used for weapons testing, access is limited. Weekends are usually a good time to go. The largest concentration of birds can be seen on a sand pit at the point. Extensive scrub attracts finches and other passerines and the inland areas attract large flocks of golden plover and lapwings.

Hywel Dda Centre & Garden, Whitland : The only garden in Europe dedicated to law! The centre celebrates the life of Hywel Dda born in the 9th C and claimed to be the King of Wales. He created a legal system renowned for its wisdom and justice and was in force in Wales until the Act of Union in 1536.

Inland there is Aberglasney House and Gardens & The National Botanical Garden of Wales in the beautiful Towy Valley with lush rolling countryside dotted with romantic ruined castles ( Carreg Cennan is well worth a visit); Paxton's Tower and the thriving market town, Carmarthen with the chain stores, main shops and an excellent swimming pool at Johnstown. Jonathan Cox once designed for Moorcrofts he now runs his own ceramics studio in Carmarthen. Do drop in you may find that something special to take home with you.

Caldey Island : Buy your boat ticket at the kiosk on Tenby Harbour slipway. Enjoy a trip to Caldey where Cistercian Monks have lived and worked for 1000 years. They farm the land, produce perfume, shortbread and chocolate all on sale in the island shop. Stroll the beautiful countryside and swim on one of the lovely white sandy beaches.

Days out to Folly Farm, Begelly near Tenby (family fun including pet centre, zoo, funfair, outdoor play, Folly Wood Country Park, places to eat & drink and gift shops), and Oakwood theme park beyond Narberth with one-payment entry ticket to cover all the amazing rides. Also, Heatherton, St Florence : Fun activities for the whole family including sports, boat racing, karting, robo wars, paintball, air pistol range and more.

Y Polyn Gastro Pub, Capel Dewi, Nantgaredig : Award winning simple country pub with a long history and excellent food. Do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tenby & award winning beaches, Pembrokeshire: Medieval walled town of bustling narrow streets full of shops, bars, cafes & restaurants together with elegant Georgian buildings, boat trips and 5 magnificent award winning sandy beaches makes this a wonderful day out for the whole family. Tenby Fishing will take you drift fishing on the sheltered waters between Tenby and Caldey Island.