Whether you just enjoy cruising around some of Pembrokeshire's finest beaches or are a die hard surfer without wheels, then look no further. The surf bus is back!
The Coastal Cruiser Surf Bus service goes on the road this Saturday, May 01 2004 from Pembroke. Surfers can now get to Pembrokeshires top surfing beaches with ease, thanks to public transport created especially for them. The Coastal Cruiser will run around the stunning Angle Peninsula from Pembroke Dock to Pembroke, Angle, Bosheston and Stackpole, seven days a week. It's the first bus in the country to carry bicycles, surfboards and wheelchairs and climbing equipment.
This innovative service will run on bio-diesel - an environmentally friendly fuel. It's also hoped that the initiative will reduce the number of vehicles on the roads and enable non-car users to access this remote and beautiful part of Pembrokeshire.The Coastal Cruiser is being introduced in South Pembrokeshire to provide public transport access to the coastline and builds on the success of the Puffin Shuttle, Celtic Coaster, Poppit Rocket and Strumble Shuttle coastal bus services. It will provide a valuable solution to rural transport problems in this area, providing daily public transport for locals and visitors to go walking, surfing, cycling, climbing or spending a day at the beach.
The bus route follows the coastline from Pembroke to Angle, Freshwater West, Castlemartin, Bosherston, Stackpole and Freshwater East. The bus also serves Broad Haven South and Stackpole Quay car parks daily and Stack Rocks at weekends and bank holidays.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Bus Services are an important link for walkers on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail. Bus services can provide transport to the start of your walk, enabling you to walk back to your destination without having to re-trace your steps.
This service will run seven days a week from 01 May 2004 to 26 September 2004.
The Winter service will run 3 days a week from 26 September 2004 until the end of April 2005.
All Wales bus pass holders will be pleased to learn that their passes are valid on all Pembrokeshire Coast Bus Services.
The Coastal Cruiser, together with the Poppit Rocket, Strumble Shuttle, Celtic Coaster, and Puffin Shuttle carried over 40,000 passengers in 2003.
Click here for a current timetable or phone 01437 775227 during office hours.