The Pembrokeshire Coast Path was officially opened in 1970, stretching 186 miles (300km) between St Dogmaels nr Cardigan in the North, on the border between Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, to the small seaside village of Amroth in the South.
Commencing in what is considered to be the more challenging section of the path, this early part of the walk includes a point 575 feet (175m) above sea level but the rewards are plenty with views of and from, wild beautiful unspoilt scenery including little harbours, attractive villages, a Neolithic cromlech, Bronze Age standing stones, Iron Age promontory forts, a church or chapel of the Celtic saints and their followers or a castle built by Norman invaders, all waiting to be discovered. Your journey will take you through the wild and rugged landscape of the National Park. Highlights of this section include the Witches' Cauldron, a magnificent rocky bay; the historic little town of Newport with its Norman castle; the pretty little fishing villages of Porthgain and Abercastle; Carreg Sampson, one of the finest cromlechs in Pembrokeshire; the golden sands of Whitesands Bay, where legend relates St Patrick set sail for Ireland; before you finally reach St Davids, the smallest 'city' in Britain.
From St Davids, the Path follows along the beautiful beaches of St Brides Bay, around the Marloes and Dale Peninsulas to the busy port of Milford Haven, one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Highlights of this section of the coast path include the superb beach of Newgale Sands; the sheltered bay of Martins Haven, the embarkation point for Skomer and Skokholm islands and Marloes Sands with its multi-coloured cliffs.
The final section of the coast path from Milford Haven to Amroth takes in the beautiful beaches at Freshwater West, (where a scene was filmed for Harry Potters Deathly Hallows film), Broad Haven South, Barafundle Bay and Freshwater East, as well as some magnificent cliff scenery, such as the spectacular limestone cliffs, stacks and arches of the Castlemartin Peninsula.
Pembroke Castle, with its vast keep, which provides commanding views in all directions; the attractive village of Angle, with its historic church, Fishermen's Chapel, dovecote and medieval tower-house; the unique thatched seaweed-drying hut above Little Furzenip; the tiny, ancient chapel built into the rocks at St Govan's Head; the tiny harbour at Stackpole Quay; prehistoric remains including Iron Age hill forts and Neolithic Cromlechs; the beautiful lily pools at Bosherston; the great Norman castle at Manorbier; and the ancient walled town of Tenby with its picturesque harbour before finally arriving at tranquil Amroth ending a memorable and rewarding walking holiday in this beautiful part of Wales.
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Recommended dates to walk this route
Although this walk may be undertaken all year round, we would advise against the winter months purely due to the shorter daylight hours in this period. Also, a lot of the accommodations and food outlets close during these months.
This is our most popular itinerary for walking the complete Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Starting your journey in St Dogmaels/Cardigan you enjoy extensive views of both the sea and the National Park, perfect for those with an interest in bird and wildlife watching. Picturesque harbour villages give way to wild and rugged coastlines as you walk onwards towards the smallest city in Britain at St Davids. Stunning beaches give way to spectacular limestone rock formations around the Castlemartin Peninsula before you reach your final destination of Amroth.
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Staying overnight at St Davids. 2 miles inland, can walk or taxi.
Two tidal rivers to cross, one near Dale the other at Sandy Haven. If tides are 'against' walkers, a taxi can be arranged. Please click here to check your dates. #PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD 1 HOUR FOR BST if NECESSARY. The crossing near Dale can be navigated 4 hours either side of low tide, and the other at Sandy Haven 1 hour either side.
Castlemartin Firing Range is open to walk through on the weekend and selected dates each month. Dates are published online, normally 1-2 months in advance. Dates can be checked here. If the range is closed to the public, you can walk an alternative inland route, which adds 1.5 miles to the daily walk. The coastal bus is currently not in operation, so we will advise on taxi alternatives if you prefer not to walk 19.5 miles.
The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.
13 Days / 14 Nights 13 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room
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