Amroth to Lydstep

11½ miles

Length 11½ miles

Amroth to Lydstep

A surprisingly taxing walk but with continuous interest along its entire length.

At very low tide you can walk all the way from Amroth to Saundersfoot along the beach to see interesting exposed geology, including coal measures.

Enjoy the woodland section that takes you around Giltar Point between Saundersfoot and Tenby, as there aren’t many trees elsewhere on the coast path.

This section of coast path also affords great views across to Caldey Island and further afield to the Gower and Devon on a really clear day.


  • Climb a moderate hill out of Amroth to Wiseman’s Bridge (toilets & refreshments)

  • Take the level old tramway & tunnels into Saundersfoot

  • Proceed round the harbour, onto Glen beach & up an easy hill

  • Don’t be tempted to continue on the beach to Monkstone beach as there’s no easy access back up to the Coast Path from there

  • Walk along an undulating wooded path from here, all the way to Tenby

  • There’s a steepish drop down to Lodge Valley & moderate climb back to the other side

  • There’s also a steepish climb out of the next valley at Waterwynch

  • Emerge above Tenby north beach & proceed into town

  • Walk round to south beach at low tide or via the town centre & The Esplanade if not

  • Walk the length of south beach or cut inland to follow the railway line if the rifle range at the far end of south beach is in use

  • Take the easy hill at the end & level cliff top to Lydstep

  • Walk through the caravan park

  • Climb a moderate tarmac hill on the far side

  • Take a rough track on right for Lydstep village

  • Turn left & continue for half a mile to the youth hostel

  • If in doubt, follow the acorn symbols that indicate where the route goes

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Useful information

Refreshments: Plenty of choice in Amroth, Saundersfoot & Tenby. Pub at Wiseman’s Bridge & Lydstep.

Attractions en-route: Tudor Merchant’s House (National Trust) in Tenby. Tenby Museum & Art Gallery.

Nearest Tourist Information Centre: Tenby, Upper Park Road (Next to the multi-storey car park & bus station)

Tel: 01437 775603


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