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Overview

Walking Holidays
14 - 17 Nights
186 miles / 298 km
  • Prices from: £1285 per person
  • Start: Amroth, Pembrokeshire
  • Finish: St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire
  • Availability: Any start date from March to October
  • Grading: Moderate to Challenging
  • Way-marked: Yes

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Highlights

Captivating castles
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Explore the great Norman castles at Manorbier and Pembroke, with their vast keeps offering commanding views in all directions.

Unbeatable scenery
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Walk along some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Britain.

Incredible beaches
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Enjoy stunning sunsets from Pembrokeshire’s pristine beaches including Barafundle Bay and the golden sands of Whitesands Bay.

St Davids
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Discover Britain’s smallest city of St Davids with its glorious Medieval cathedral and Bishop’s Palace.

Tenby
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Explore the ancient walled town of Tenby, with its picturesque harbour.

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

Discover the Magnificent Welsh Coast on Foot

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path twists its way along 186 miles of stunning and varied coastline and offers some of the best walking in Britain. 

The trail begins in the southern village of Amroth and finishes in St Dogmaels, near Cardigan in the North, traversing an ever-changing landscape. The landscape is beautifully varied and covers everything from rugged cliff tops to creeks, coves and coastal valleys.

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For much of the time, the path keeps to the cliff-tops with the addition of long stretches across sandy beaches and further sections that venture inland. Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the landscape of Pembrokeshire is immensely ancient with all the rocks underlying the land surface more than 300 millions year old. Each day is a new experience with an ever-changing succession of beautiful sandy beaches, hidden smugglers coves, picturesque harbours and sleepy fishing villages, a church or chapel of the Celtic saints, views across to the islands and incredible marine life and seabird colonies.

The southern section of the Coast Path begins in Amroth and continues through Tenby Harbour, a definite highlight with its colourful houses, to the busy port of Milford Haven, one of the largest natural harbours in the world. As this section takes in some of Pembrokeshire’s most beautiful beaches, it is the most popular and busiest section of the path.

From Pembroke, the route is quite industrial, following power stations and oil refineries until you reach Sandy Haven. It then continues around the Dale and Marloes Peninsulas to the picturesque village of Little Haven. Walk along the wide sweep of St Bride’s Bay to the enchanting little city of St Davids. From here, the Coast Path becomes tougher and passes through some of the wildest and most ruggedly beautiful parts of the National Park.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is certainly a respected challenge with its 35,000 feet of ascent and descent, said to be equivalent to climbing Everest! We offer the full walk over two weeks, or if you prefer, we also offer the South, Central and the North Sections as shorter week-long walks

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Route Map

Recommended Itinerary

Our most popular itinerary is PCP2 which covers the route in 14 days / 15 nights.

Travel to Amroth for your first night’s accommodation
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Travel to the small village of Amroth, approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Cardiff and spend the evening at your first night’s accommodation.

Day 1: Amroth to Tenby (8 miles / 13 km)
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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.

Day 2: Tenby to Manorbier (10 miles / 16 km)
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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.

Day 3: Manorbier to Bosherston (12 miles / 19 km)
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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!

Day 4: Bosherston to Angle (16 miles / 25.5 km)
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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.

The section from Freshwater West to Angle is very rugged and a remote and challenging experience. The scenery is spectacular passing wonderful sea cliffs with some steep ups and downs. Wonderful award-winning beaches and sheltered bays make for great picnic spots. The entire stretch is coastal – no roads, no houses, few stiles and no amenities at all.

Your accommodation is in the attractive village of Angle with its historic church.

Day 5: Angle to Pembroke (12 miles / 19 km)
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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.

Day 6: Pembroke to Herbrandston (15.5 miles / 25 km)
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The Coastal Path continues past the busy port of Milford Haven—one of the largest natural harbours in the world.

Day 7: Herbrandston to Marloes Sands (16 miles / 25.5 km)
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This morning, it is important to double-check the tide tables on this section for the tidal crossings to avoid long detours on road. Beginning in the gentle and pastoral area of the Milford Haven waterway, this is a walk of contrasts which ends on the wild and treeless Atlantic coast with spectacular views of the rugged offshore islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm.

The walking is fairly easy on the Dale to Marloes plateau, around lovely St Ann’s head, with the occasional short climb out of relatively steep valleys. At Marloes Sands, you’ll encounter multi-coloured cliffs and it will be hard to resist a refreshing dip in the inviting ocean.

Day 8: Marloes Sands to Broad Haven (13.5 miles / 22 km)
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This section of the coastal path follows the wide sweep of St Bride’s Bay, with its beautiful beaches. Little Haven with narrow lanes, cottages, old inns and tiny bay and Broad Haven, a lovely village with sandy beaches nestled between the cliffs are welcome stops for walkers with a good number of pubs for well-earned refreshments.

The coastal slopes and cliff tops are rich in wildflowers. In places, the red of the Old Red Sandstone is brightly streaked with yellow algae.

Day 9: Broad Haven to Solva (12 miles / 19 km)
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From Broad Haven, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path takes you along the cliff tops to the lovely beach at Druidston Haven. From there you continue to famous Newgale Sands, with over two and a half miles of stunning beaches. Complete your walk with a well-deserved visit to a tea shop in the quaint harbour village of Solva, a colourful, small port since the 13th century.

Day 10: Solva to Whitesands Bay (13 miles / 21 km)
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The Coastal Path continues 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 the magnificent small city of St Davids – no more than the size of a large village. No one should miss spending some time in St Davids Cathedral taking in the truly magnificent construction and the atmosphere of 1,000 years of Celtic Christianity.

Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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

We offer 3 suggested itineraries for walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Our most popular itinerary is PCP2 which covers the route in 14 days. 

Tour code
Itinerary
Average miles infoAverage miles per day
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty
Price per person
PCP1
13 Days / 14 Nights
14.5 miles per day
Challenging
From £1285
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 14.5 miles per day
Tour code: PCP1
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Challenging

13 Days / 14 Nights (PCP1)

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 Amroth for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 Amroth to Manorbier 18 miles / 29 km
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Day 2 Manorbier to Bosherston 12 miles / 19 km
3
Day 3 Bosherston to Angle 16 miles / 25.5 km
4
Day 4 Angle to Pembroke 12 miles / 19 km
5
Day 5 Pembroke to Herbrandston 15.5 miles / 25 km
6
Day 6 Herbrandston to Marloes Sands 16 miles / 25.5 km
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Day 7 Marloes Sands to Broad Haven 13.5 miles / 22 km
8
Day 8 Broad Haven to Solva 12 miles / 19 km
9
Day 9 Solva to Whitesands Bay (overnight St Davids) 13 miles / 21 km
10
Day 10 Whitesands Bay to Abercastle 14 miles / 22.5 km
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Day 11 Abercastle to Fishguard 18 miles / 29 km
12
Day 12 Fishguard to Newport 12 miles / 19 km
13
Day 13 Newport to St Dogmaels 15.5 miles / 25 km
Depart Onward travel from St Dogmaels

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£1285 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.

PCP2
14 Days / 15 Nights
13 miles per day
Moderate
From £1370
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 13 miles per day
Tour code: PCP2
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Moderate

14 Days / 15 Nights (PCP2)

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 Amroth for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 Amroth to Tenby 8 miles / 13 km
2
Day 2 Tenby to Manorbier 10 miles / 16 km
3
Day 3 Manorbier to Bosherston 12 miles / 19 km
4
Day 4 Bosherston to Angle 16 miles / 25.5 km
5
Day 5 Angle to Pembroke 12 miles / 19 km
6
Day 6 Pembroke to Herbrandston 15.5 miles / 25 km
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Day 7 Herbrandston to Marloes Sands 16 miles / 25.5 km
8
Day 8 Marloes Sands to Broad Haven 13.5 miles / 22 km
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Day 9 Broad Haven to Solva 12 miles / 19 km
10
Day 10 Solva to Whitesands Bay (overnight St Davids) 13 miles / 21 km
11
Day 11 Whitesands Bay to Abercastle 14 miles / 22.5 km
12
Day 12 Abercastle to Fishguard 18 miles / 29 km
13
Day 13 Fishguard to Newport 12 miles / 19 km
14
Day 14 Newport to St Dogmaels 15.5 miles / 25 km
Depart Onward travel from St Dogmaels

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£1370 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.

PCP3
16 Days / 17 Nights
11.5 miles per day
Moderate
From £1460
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 11.5 miles per day
Tour code: PCP3
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Moderate

16 Days / 17 Nights (PCP3)

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 Amroth for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 Amroth to Tenby 8 miles / 13 km
2
Day 2 Tenby to Manorbier 10 miles / 16 km
3
Day 3 Manorbier to Bosherston 12 miles / 19 km
4
Day 4 Bosherston to Merrion 6 miles / 9.5 km
5
Day 5 Merrion to Angle 10 miles / 16 km
6
Day 6 Angle to Pembroke 12 miles / 19 km
7
Day 7 Pembroke to Milford Haven 10 miles / 16 km
8
Day 8 Milford Haven to Dale 8 miles / 13 km
9
Day 9 Dale to Marloes Sands 8 miles / 13 km
10
Day 10 Marloes Sands to Broad Haven 13.5 miles / 22 km
11
Day 11 Broad Haven to Solva 12 miles / 19 km
12
Day 12 Solva to Whitesands Bay (overnight St Davids) 13 miles / 21 km
13
Day 13 Whitesands Bay to Abercastle 14 miles / 22.5 km
14
Day 14 Abercastle to Fishguard 18 miles / 29 km
15
Day 15 Fishguard to Newport 12 miles / 19 km
16
Day 16 Newport to St Dogmaels 15.5 miles / 25 km
Depart Onward travel from St Dogmaels

Prices

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£1460 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 Amroth
By Air

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). 

By Public Transport

Nearest Railway Station: Cardiff or Swansea.

There are frequent train services to Cardiff and Swansea from around the UK, from which you can connect with a service to Kilgetty. Once at Kilgetty you can connect with a local bus to Amroth (journey time 15 min).

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

By Car

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.

Departing from St Dogmaels
By Air

Nearest Major International Airport: Birmingham International and London Heathrow Airport.

Nearest Regional Airport: Bristol or Cardiff Airport.

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.

There is also a year-round Coastal Bus which is specially designed for walkers and covers the entire path.

By Car

If you choose to travel by car, it is sometimes possible to park at the beginning or end 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.

Tenby
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  • Explore the ancient walled town of Tenby with its picturesque harbour.
Pembroke
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  • Explore Pembroke Castle, with its vast Keep, which provides commanding views in all directions.
Marloes
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  • We highly recommend an extra day at Marloes for wildlife enthusiasts. From here, you can take the boat to Skomer Island, a nature reserve famous for its puffins, wildflowers and other birdlife. Over half a million seabirds nest here during May and June including Puffins, Kittiwakes and Manx Shearwaters. 
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 St Davids Bishops Palace and explore this picturesque village.
Solva
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  • Explore the interesting shops and galleries in Solva, a magical village tucked into the hillside.

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Pembrokeshire Coast Path

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