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Overview

Walking Holidays
6 Nights
68 miles / 109 km
  • Prices from: £570 per person
  • Start: St Non's (near St Davids), Pembrokeshire
  • Finish: St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire
  • Availability: Any start date from March to October
  • Grading: Challenging
  • Way-marked: Yes

Pembrokeshire Coast Path - North Highlights

Stunning coastal scenery
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Admire stunning sunsets from Pembrokeshire’s pristine beaches.

St Davids
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Discover the little city of St Davids, Britain’s smallest city with its glorious medieval cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. 

Blue Lagoon
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Visit the Blue Lagoon just to the north of Abereiddy beach, where pounded grey slate gives a clear deep blue colour to the water.

Pretty seaside villages
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Experience picturesque seaside villages nestled along the coast, such as the colourful waterfront at Fishguard.

Rare marine wildlife
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Look out for elusive marine life including grey seals, harbour porpoise, bottlenose dolphins, whales and basking sharks. 

Strumble Head Lighthouse
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Enjoy panoramic views of Strumble Head Lighthouse, perched on a tiny rocky island just off the coast.

A Rugged Welsh Coastal Adventure

The Northern section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path twists and turns its way along 68 miles of the most exhilarating cliff-top scenery in Britain. Heather and gorse abound in this wild and remote stretch of coastline, and the rocky coves below are host to abundant marine wildlife.

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For much of the time, the path keeps to the cliff-tops. Each day is a new experience with an ever-changing succession of beautiful sandy beaches, hidden smugglers coves, picturesque harbours and sleepy fishing villages, views across offshore islands and incredible marine and seabird colonies.

From St Non’s, just south of the enchanting little city of St Davids, the Coastal Path passes through some of the wildest and most ruggedly beautiful parts of the National Park. While it is a challenging passage of walking with some steep hills to climb, it is well worth the effort.

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. Each small village or town along the route has its own identity and history, from Fishguard with its wonderful tale of the French surrender of 1797 to Newport with its ruined Norman Castle.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path (North) Route Map

Recommended Itinerary

Our PCP6 itinerary covers the route in 5 days / 6 nights.

Travel to St Davids for your first night’s accommodation
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Arrive in St Davids, Britain’s smallest city, and spend the evening at your first night’s accommodation. No one should miss spending some time in St Davids Cathedral taking in the truly magnificent construction and the atmosphere of 1000 years of Celtic Christianity.

Day 1: St Non's to Whitesands Bay (8.5 miles / 13.5 km)
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Your walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path begins by passing past the pretty harbour village of Porthclais, the little harbour of saints and pilgrims, to the golden sands of Whitesands Bay. It is said that this is where St. Patrick had his vision to convert Ireland to Christianity, setting sail from this bay in the 5th Century.

Your accommodation tonight is in back in St Davids.

Day 2: Whitesands Bay to Abercastle (14 miles / 22.5 km)
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The section between Whitesands and Abereiddi feels wild and remote, with hardly a building to be seen, making the refreshment van at Abereiddi a welcome sight for the weary walker!

Make time to linger on the wild and rocky peninsula of St Davids Head, which abounds with archaeology. Keep an eye out for seals in the rocky coves below and gannets diving for fish; you may be lucky enough to see porpoises hunting for fish beneath the gannets.

It is an exhilarating and, in places, rugged section of the path above high cliffs and beneath the dramatic craggy volcanic outcrops of Pen Beri, Carn Lleithyr and Carn Llidi. Your destination is the pretty little fishing village of Abercastle.

Day 3: Abercastle to Fishguard (18 miles / 29 km)
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There are plenty of dramatic sheer cliffs on this section, where coastal erosion is obvious and there are infrequent steep hills to climb. Heather and gorse abound ensuring a dramatic blaze of colour in August.

Spend tonight in the picturesque old harbour town of Fishguard with its wonderful tale of the French surrender of 1797.

Day 4: Fishguard to Newport (12 miles / 19 km)
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The cliffs on the penultimate section of the Coastal Path are lower, although Pen Dinas rises to 142m – the level valley path (also National Trail) avoids this. The hills up and down to the little beaches are steep but well spread out.

Your destination is the ancient little town of Newport with its interesting, steep-sided streets, old shops and Norman castle.

Day 5: Newport to St Dogmaels (15.5 miles / 25 km)
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The final day’s walk is most definitely the hardest and most challenging section of the Coast Path – 15.5 miles long with frequent, very steep hills to climb.

This leads you to the finish in the village of St Dogmaels which occupies a beautiful situation overlooking the River Teifi opposite the town of Cardigan.

Onward travel
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After breakfast, you will start your journey home after a wonderful walking holiday on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

What's Included?

Your Pembrokeshire Coast Path walking holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected accommodation along the route and trail transfers when applicable
  • En-suite or private bathroom facilities whenever possible
  • Daily door-to-door baggage transfers
  • Comprehensive information pack, kit list, guidebook and map (one set per room)
  • Personalised itinerary with details of your accommodation, route and recommendations for lunch and dinner
  • Traditional Welsh breakfast each morning
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your walking holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to and from the start and end of the walk
  • Lunches and evening meals

Itineraries & Prices

Our suggested itinerary for walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path – North covers the route over 5 days.

Tour code
Itinerary
Average miles infoAverage miles per day
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty
Price per person
PCP6
5 Days / 6 Nights
13.5 miles per day
Challenging
From £570
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 13.5 miles per day
Tour code: PCP6
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Challenging

5 Days / 6 Nights (PCP6)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Single room supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Standard: £35 per night

 

Arrive Travel to St Davids for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Non's to Whitesands Bay (overnight St Davids) 8.5 miles / 13.5 km
2
Day 2 Whitesands Bay to Abercastle 14 miles / 22.5 km
3
Day 3 Abercastle to Fishguard 18 miles / 29 km
4
Day 4 Fishguard to Newport 12 miles / 19 km
5
Day 5 Newport to St Dogmaels 15.5 miles / 25 km
Depart Onward travel from St Dogmaels

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£570 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Accommodation

All of the accommodation that we reserve for you has been personally selected by our expert team to ensure it meets our exacting standards. We regularly review our extensive database.

We will always prioritise accommodation as close to the walking trail as possible. Occasionally, your accommodation may be located a short distance from the trail, or you may need to spend more than one night in the same place, in which case we will provide return transfers.

Travel Information

As an environmentally conscious tour operator, we actively encourage the use of public transport by providing clients with a detailed breakdown of travel options in their information packs. The following information may help with your pre-trip planning.

Getting to St Davids (for St Non's)
By Air

Nearest Major International Airport: Birmingham International and London Heathrow Airport

Nearest Regional Airport: Bristol or Cardiff

The closest train station to St Davids is Haverfordwest. There are regular bus services and the journey time is approximately 45 min. From Cardiff, you can take a train to Haverfordwest (journey time 2hr 40 min).

 

By Public Transport

Nearest Railway Station: Haverfordwest.

The closest train station to St Davids is Haverfordwest. There are regular bus services from Haverfordwest Station to St Davids, and the journey time is approximately 45 min. 

From Haverfordwest, you can take a train to Cardiff which is well connected to the rest of the UK.

You can also travel to Swansea by train, and from there the train to Haverfordwest is approximately 1 hour and 30 min.

National Express coaches serve Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol. From London Victoria Coach Station there are regular services to Cardiff and Swansea each day.

By Car

If you choose to travel by car, it may be possible to leave it at the start or end of your walk for the duration of your trip. We can advise you about parking options when you make your enquiry.

Departing from St Dogmaels
By Air

Nearest Major International Airport: Birmingham International and London Heathrow Airport

Nearest Regional Airport: Bristol or Cardiff

From St Dogmaels the best way to travel is to take the bus from Finch Square, via Cardigan, to Haverfordwest (1 hour 30 min). 

From Haverfordwest, you can take the train to Cardiff (journey time 2 hours 30 min) and from there, there are regular train services operating South to London and Northwards.

By Public Transport

Nearest Railway Station: Haverfordwest

From St Dogmaels the best way to travel is to take the bus from Finch Square, via Cardigan, to Haverfordwest (1 hour 30 min). 

From Haverfordwest, you can take the train to Cardiff (journey time 2 hours 30 min) and from there, there are regular train services operating South to London and Northwards.

As the train services can be very busy, we recommend booking in advance.

By Car

If you choose to travel by car, it may be possible to leave it at the start or end of your walk for the duration of your trip. We can advise you about parking options when you make your enquiry.

Additional Days

We would be delighted to arrange additional accommodation for you along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

You may wish to plan a rest day or have an additional night at any of the locations along the route which offer activities or sightseeing opportunities – we’ve made some suggestions below. Please request this when you make an enquiry.

St Davids
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  • Spend some time in St Davids Cathedral, taking in the truly magnificent construction and the atmosphere of 1000 years of Celtic Christianity
  • Visit the brooding Gothic ruins of The Bishop’s Palace and explore this picturesque village
  • Take a boat trip around the caves and gorges of Ramsey Island, home to one of the UK’s largest colonies of Atlantic grey seals
Fishguard
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  • Enjoy the local cuisine in this picturesque fishing village, such as the legendary bread from the Ffwrn bakery, or pop into the historic Royal Oak pub to try some local ales and the famous Welsh Rarebit. 
  • Visit the 100 feet long Last Invasion Tapestry, which was designed and sewn by around 80 local women and took 4 years to complete, and learn the tale of the last invasion of Britain in Fishguard in 1797.

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Pembrokeshire Coast Path – North

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