Opening in 1970 the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path was the first National Trail in Wales. It is one of 15 National Trails in Britain and has some of the most breath taking coastal scenery. The trail begins in the North of the county in St Dogmaels and ends in Amroth, a total of 186 miles or 299km from start to finish.
The Pembrokeshire coastal path is part of the Wales Coast Path that is a total of 870 miles around the coastline of Wales
Unsurprisingly the Pembrokeshire Coast was voted second in National Geographic Traveller magazine’s 2011 poll of the world’s best coastal destinations. Of the 13 Blue flag beaches and 13 Green Coast beaches it has spectacular landscapes, from steep cliffs, undulating bays, volcanic headlands and idyllic beaches.
The majority of the path hugs the clifftops, which then provides tremendous views of the cliffs, little coves & beaches. Wildlife with birds and coastal flowers present every step of the way, can be spotted on the islands and the rock stacks jutting out to sea. Dolphins and grey seals are home to this area, so a sighting of these majestic creatures is always possible. There is always a new and exciting view just around the corner and if you re-trace your steps along the path, the new vista you face provides another dramatic scene to enjoy.
The northern part of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is remote in places but can provide the most scenic views. It’s rugged, beautiful coastline teaming with wildlife, flora and fauna has so much to offer to a wide range of walking abilities. It is also steeped with history from as far back as the Neolithic & Bronze Age where you can visit several Megalithic structures on your route.
Our National Park is particularly special to treasure and protect as it is the only park that is mostly coastal. It covers almost all the Pembrokeshire Coast including its offshore islands, the Daugleddau estuary as well as areas of the Preseli Hills and the Gwaun Valley.
As one of the smallest UK National Parks, it has one of the most diverse landscapes which makes viewing many different species of wildlife, plants and flowers particularly enriching.
We have selected walks that begin in St Dogmaels and lead to St Davids. Between these two areas, lie walks that will offer a variety in gradient, length and points of interest. We can guide you on the most appropriate walk for you and your ability, but most of all we want to make sure that you obtain what you want from your walk.