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one of the best long distance trails in the world!

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Opened in 1970, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path was the first National Trail in Wales and is one of 15 National Trails in Britain.  

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail hugs the coastline for 186 miles or 299km of some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain.

From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from steep limestone cliffs, undulating red sandstone bays, volcanic headlands, beaches, estuaries and flooded glacial valleys. 

Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as evidence of human activity from Neolithic times to the present.

Completing the Coast Path in one go, taking on average between 10 to 15 days, is quite an undertaking. The ascents and descent are said to be the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest; 35,000 feet! 

Most visitors walk a short section at a time, adding a piece to the jigsaw each time they visit and make good use of the Coastal Bus Service, which serves the rural communities and coast path walkers.

In 2012 the Pembrokeshire Coast Path became part of the Wales Coast Path; the world's first uninterrupted route along a national coast, and the Wales Coast Path covers 870 miles. That's a good walk!

Use the map below to navigate through our suggested coast path stages  comprising of 15 one day walks.


Coastal Path Facts

  • It runs for 186 miles or 299 km from St Dogmaels to Amroth
  • It passes 58 beaches and 14 harbours
  • The Pembrokeshire coastal bus service covers the entire path
  • The variety of landscapes en-route makes every mile unique
  • With north, west and south facing coasts, the views are always changing
  • There are some picturesque and charming towns and villages to visit en-route including Tenby, St Davids, Solva and Newport

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