Visitors are attracted to the unique charm of Fishguard with its winding streets and interesting buildings. The town is a great centre for shopping, with a large number of shops to choose from, including a number of independent shops, and there are also a variety of cafes and pubs to choose from when looking for the ideal spot for refreshment. Nearby, visitors can explore stunning scenery and other picturesque towns and villages such as Goodwick, and can even board a ferry to Ireland.
The town hall is home to one of the town's major attractions, the Fishguard Tapestry, which is 100 feet long and depicts the Last Invasion of Britain in 1797. Fishguard's lovely harbour is also a major attraction that has been used as a set for a number of films. Cultural attractions include a number of arts and music festivals held in the town each year. Just outside the town, visitors will find beautiful countryside of the Gwaun Valley and Preseli Mountains and a coastal path that meanders through the breath-taking coastal landscape of Strumble Head and Carreg Wastad.
Along the Parrog promenade, visitors can access activities such as scuba diving and kayaking while other activities available in Fishguard include pony trekking, mountain biking and land yachting. Tourism is an important component of the local economy with the car ferry to Rosslare, Ireland, also making a major contribution. Other major industries in the town include retail, fishing and agriculture.