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Pembrokeshire Coast Path - National Trail

Coastal Path, Pembrokeshire

Wales’ first long distance route, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, was opened in 1970, since then it has been extended to cover 186 miles of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Britain. From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south it passes 58 beaches and 14 harbours. It includes some picturesque towns and villages on route including St Davids, Newport and Tenby.

Much of the route is at cliff-top level, providing superb views of the cliffs, beaches, and offshore islands, with their wealth of marine and bird life.

The entire route represents an impressive physical challenge to the walker, including 35,000 feet of ascent and descent. Don't be put off by its size as there is a Coastal Bus service which runs throughout the year, allowing walkers to take a bus to a particular place and then walk back. There are also plenty of smaller circular walks ranging from 1 hour strolls to 9 mile cross country hikes, around 200 of them listed on the National Parks website.

With its diversity of scenery and wildlife, its colourful blaze of cliff top wild flowers each spring, and its wealth of cultural and historical diversity, stretching from the Iron Age to the present time, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path provides something for everyone – and a surprise around every headland.

Their website has a 'Planning Your Trip' area where you find out about particular walks and gives you all the info including maps, facilities etc.  you need to plan and prepare your trip.

Planning Grid


Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail

Grid Reference

SN162459 St Dogmaels   SN163070 for Amroth

Map Link:

St Dogmaels   and   Amroth

OS Landranger Map 152

Getting there:

North - From Cardigan take the B4546 to St Dogmaels.

South - From Carmarthen follow the A477 coming off just before Saundersfoot


Variable access dependent on which section of the walk you take.


Nearby parking a many locations



Things To Do, See and Photograph:

Birds, flora and fauna, historic towns and villages, historic monuments, beaches and harbours.

What to take:

Camera, tripod, long lenses, monopod or walking stick, binoculars. Winter months wrap up warm, wear sturdy footwear for walking in and take something warm to eat and drink. Summer months plenty of water to drink and protect yourself against the sun, but be prepared for that occasional wet spell.

Nature watching:

Seal Pups, migrating and breeding birds, wild flowers on cliff tops

Best Times to Visit:

Spring and Autumn - Migrating birds

Spring and Summer - Breeding birds

April to May - wild flowers at the best

Autumn - Seal pups


National Trail Officer

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Llanion Park

Pembroke Dock



SA72 6DY


0845 345 7275






Opening times:

All year round



Photo Restrictions and Copyright:


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