COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has closed its headquarters, visitor attractions (Carew Castle, Castell Henllys and Oriel y Parc), its car parks and sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path until further notice. All meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. If you have any queries please call 01646 624800 or email

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The aims of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

National Park Authorities have two statutory purposes, set out in the Environment Act 1995:

  • to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Park
  • to promote opportunities for public enjoyment and understanding of the special qualities of the National Park

and a statutory duty:

  • to foster the economic and social well-being of communities living within the National Park.

However, National Parks are not in public ownership. In the case of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, most of the land (more than 95 per cent) is privately owned.

National Park Authorities achieve their aims through a range of services, including advice, education,  conservation projects and planning control.