Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a delight. This popular UK walking holiday in Wales follows one of the UK's most stunning National Trails from
Amroth to St Dogmaels. The magnificent Pembrokeshire coast is a genuine treat. Unspoilt sandy beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs, tiny fishing villages
and off shore islands provide one of the best coastal walking experiences in Wales, and the UK. The Pembrokeshire Coast received National Park status
in 1952 and the coast path was officially opened in 1970.
Great British Walks is based in Wales, and therefore best placed to arrange your next walking holidays in Wales. With our wealth of local knowledge of
the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, your walking holiday is in safe hands.
Amroth is both a community and a holiday resort. Placed some 7 miles east of Tenby, this is the start of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (or the end if you are walking North to South!). Bosherston is made up of three flooded limestone valleys, best known for their covering carpet of lilies, which are at their best in June. These freshwater lakes are part of a National Nature Reserve and home to otters, wildfowl and dragonflies. Marloes National Trust area has a huge expanse of sand at low tide with rocks and interesting cliff formations. From here you can take boat trips to a handful of islands, most notably, Skomer Island where you can meet the local puffin colonies. The quaint village of Little Haven sits snugly in St Brides Bay. It is an old fishing village with a good deal of charm and character. There are Inns and cafes here, along with beautiful beaches stretching from Little Haven to Broad Haven.
St David’s, which is the central point of the walk, is the smallest city in Britain. In reality, no more than a small village, but granted City status by our current Queen Elizabeth. From here you can visit the Cathedral, browse around the small array of shops and cafes, or take a boat trip to Ramsey Island, a haven for dolphins and seals. St Davids tends to be a good point to start the northern section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, or finish the southern section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
The pebbles and dark sand near Abereiddi are made of pounded grey slate which form the beach. The slate gives the water to the ‘Blue Lagoon’ its brilliant blue colour. Further along at Aber Bach there is a woollen mill slightly inland where you can buy something to remind you of your walking holidays in Wales with Great British Walks.
Newport is an attractive, bustling coastal town, boasting a Norman Castle and Church. Nestled below the Preseli Hills, some believe the raw material for Stonehenge came from here. Finally, over the highest, most spectacular cliffs in West Wales to the end of the path at St Dogmaels.
Keen photographers will not be disappointed as along this route you may see reptiles, such as lizards, and seals and dolphins, roe deer, red deer, otter, squirrels and bats. A vast array of birds including puffin, manx shearwater, razorbills and kittiwakes. Spring is the best time to visit for the wild flowers with spectacular displays of colour.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be walked as a whole, or split into 2 sections, and we also have itinerary options for walking the path from north to south if that suits you better. With varied itineraries from 6 to 14 days there is sure to be a walk to suit you. All walks are self-guided.
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