Discover some of Britain’s most beautiful coastal scenery on foot.
Explore the ancient walled town of Tenby with its picturesque harbour.
Spot marine wildlife along the way, from grey seals to bottlenose dolphins.
Visit the historic castles of Manorbier and Pembroke.
Enjoy the seclusion of magnificent Barafundle Bay – regularly voted as the most beautiful beach in Wales.
Visit the pretty village of Angle, with its historic church, Fishermen’s Chapel, dovecote and medieval tower house.
The South section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path winds its way from the village of Amroth past pristine beaches and colourful settlements to the town of Pembroke, with mighty Pembroke Castle as its focal point. This section includes some of the best beaches of the whole trail, including beautiful Barafundle Bay which is only accessible by foot.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path follows one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK and features an abundance of white beaches, charming towns and villages, marine wildlife and seabirds. It is truly the perfect treat for lovers of coastal walking! The Southern section takes in many highlights of the whole trail including the picturesque harbour town of Tenby with its colourful houses, the impressive Manorbier Castle and the port of Milford Haven, one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
Due to the huge popularity of the beaches along this section, it can be one of the busiest, with many people flocking to take in the stunning sea views, epitomised by white sandy beaches and limestone cliffs.
The pretty village of Angle is a particularly delightful place to stay where you will find many medieval buildings including the Tower House. The historic church and Fisherman’s Chapel are also well worth a visit.
Your walk ends in the town of Pembroke, which takes the same name as the county. Pembroke has a great array of local arts and crafts shops and quaint tea rooms. The magnificent Norman castle stands at the head of a rocky ridge and is surrounded on three sides by water. The castle was once a stronghold in South Wales and now is a fitting place to end the South section of the trail.
Our PCP4 itinerary covers the route in 6 days / 7 nights.
Travel to the small village of Amroth, approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Cardiff, and spend the evening at your first night’s accommodation.
Your walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path begins by following the cliff tops and sandy coves to Tenby, a captivating, medieval, harbour town. The beautiful beaches in this area and tourist attractions around Tenby make this the busiest section of the whole route.
Today there are superb views of Caldey Island and the coasts of Exmoor and The Gower Peninsula.
Upon your arrival in Manorbier, the enchanting Norman castle overlooking the beach is well-worth exploring.
This section really typifies why this coast is worthy of National Park status. It contains Barafundle beach – only accessible by foot, and recently voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. A tiny 12th-century hermit chapel is hidden in the magnificent cliffs at St Govan’s Head.
The route passes dramatic limestone cliffs and the tiny harbour at Stackpole Quay. It finally fringes the famous Lily Ponds at Bosherston, a National Nature reserve.
The path is quite undulating, but you’re never far from a beach, village, pub or toilet!
Probably the flattest section of the trail, but unfortunately much of it is restricted because of military use. Despite being a firing range, Range West ranks as one of Britain’s most important wildlife sanctuaries and is protected by some of Europe’s strongest designations.
Not to be missed on this section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is the 13th-century St Govan’s Chapel which lies near the bottom of a narrow gully in the cliffs.
Today you head back to the coast at Freshwater West with its enormous grassy dunes and magnificent beach. Walking around Angle Peninsula you pass Sheep Island, Rat Island and Thorn Island before arriving in the village of Angle with its historic church.
This is still a very interesting walk even with its proximity to the industry associated with the haven. It is rich in history, environmental and agricultural interest. Pembroke Castle with its vast keep provides commanding views in all directions.
After breakfast, you will start your journey home after a wonderful walking holiday on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
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Our suggested itinerary for walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path – South covers the route over 6 days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearest Major International Airport: Birmingham International and London Heathrow Airport.
Nearest Regional Airport: Bristol or Cardiff Airport.
There are train services from around the UK to Cardiff or Swansea from where you can travel by train to Kilgetty. You can then take a local bus to Amroth (journey time 15 min).
Nearest Railway Station: Kilgetty
There are train services from around the UK to Cardiff or Swansea train stations, from which you can take a direct train to Kilgetty and then take a local bus to Amroth.
From London Victoria Coach Station there are National Express coach services to Cardiff (journey time 3 hours 30 min) and Swansea (journey time 4 hours 30 min) each day. From here we recommend taking the train to Kilgetty and then a local bus to Amroth.
If you plan to travel by car there is no long stay car park in Amroth itself, although there is secure parking available just over a mile away. We can advise you about parking options when you make your enquiry.
Nearest International Airports: Birmingham International and London Heathrow Airports
Nearest Regional Airports: Cardiff and Bristol Airports
There are direct trains from Pembroke to Swansea (journey time 2 hours 5 min) from where you can travel on to Cardiff (journey time 55 min). Cardiff is well connected for onward transport throughout the UK.
Nearest Railway Station: Pembroke
From Pembroke Railway Station you can travel direct to Swansea (journey time 2 hours 5 min) and then from here to Cardiff (journey time 55 min).
From Pembroke you can also take a National Express coach to Swansea (journey time 1 hour 55 min) or Cardiff (journey time 3 hours 45 min).
From Cardiff you can then take a train to London (journey time 2 hours), Birmingham (journey time 2 hours) and many other UK destinations.
If you plan to travel by car it may be possible to leave it at the start or end of your walk. We can advise you about parking options when you make your enquiry.
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.