The Pembrokeshire Coast Path at sunset with cliffs, ocean and a small lighthouse
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path at sunset with cliffs, ocean and a small lighthouse

Pembrokeshire - The Pembrokeshire Coast

Get a breath of sea air on the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is the longest and oldest established section of the Wales Coast Path. It was opened in 1970 and follows the rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire for 186 miles (299 km).

A walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a must for any visit to the Pembrokeshire National Park. It's one of the smallest National Parks in the United Kingdom, but don't let its size fool you; you're right at the entrance to a number of stunning landscapes. Hills, estuaries, valleys, and forests that are just waiting to be discovered flank the high-quality coastline. And you can find all kinds of outdoor adventure here, from high-octane water sports to peaceful walks and wildlife watching. If you prefer to stay inside, there's plenty to explore indoors too.

It's now easier than ever to cross Pembrokeshire off your bucket list because the main path through the National Park connects to footpaths nearby, passes all of the beautiful beaches in the area, and some sections are accessible to families with strollers and wheelchairs. The Path, which runs from St. Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, encompasses almost every type of maritime landscape in Britain, including steep limestone cliffs, undulating red sandstone bays, volcanic headlands, beaches, estuaries, and flooded glacial valleys as well as evidence of human activity from the Neolithic period to the present day.

It's not easy to walk the Coast Path's entire length - in fact, the climb and fall of the Coast Path is said to be greater than Mount Everest's height! However, there's no rule that says you have to walk it all. Depending on your objectives and abilities, you can divide the route into several sections and explore them bit by bit.

The majority of visitors use the coastal bus service, which serves rural communities and coast path walkers, and walk a short section at a time with the assistance of a Coast Path mileage chart, adding a piece to the puzzle each time they visit.