The 186-mile long Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a designated National Trail and lies almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The path runs from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, linking with the Ceredigion Coastal Path and the Carmarthenshire Coastal Path respectively and forming part of the Wales Coastal Path.
Most of the path runs at cliff-top level, but the frequent undulations total 35,000 feet (11,000 m) of ascent and descent. The two low-tide crossings at Dale and Sandy Haven must be timed accurately or you can find yourselves having to take lengthy detours. Many of our more committed hikers choose to stay in one of our more central properties and tackle the path over a number of days/weeks, but for most the path can be enjoyed in smaller sections which can be undertaken in a few hours.
A Fabulous Variety of Landscapes
The range of maritime landscapes covered by the path makes for interesting variations in rock and plant life and offers endless opportunities for a dip in the sea as you pass 58 beaches and 14 harbours along the route! Many seabirds nest on the cliffs along the route, particularly around Stackpole and the Elegug Stacks as well as Dinas Island.
There are many fascinating historical sites such as Neolithic cromlechs and Iron Age forts as well as more recent ruined chapels and churches, lime kilns and fishing harbours.
Access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
There is easy access to the path both by car and special walkers’ bus services, which operate on all sections of the path: the Puffin Shuttle, the Coastal Cruiser, the Celtic Coaster, St David’s Peninsula Shuttle Service, the Strumble Shuttle, and the Poppit Rocket. These operate on a ‘Hail and Ride’ basis so you can stop them in any place where it’s safe. See the Pembrokeshire Council website for coastal bus timetables.
See the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park website for more useful information about the coast path.
HOLIDAY COTTAGES NEAR THE PEMBROKESHIRE COAST PATH
If you are looking for somewhere to stay nearby, why not take a look at our Pembrokeshire holiday cottages?