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Best trails in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales

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Looking for a great trail in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Carmarthenshire? AllTrails has 49 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 31 moderate trails in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranging from 3.7 to 28.1 miles and from 0 to 1,489 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (in Welsh "Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro") is located, as the name suggests, on the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales. It was established in 1952 in order to protect its unique and beautiful coastline. Its coastal landscape consists of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, woodland, hills, moorland and the Gwaun valley. The park is divided into 4 sections: the south Pembrokeshire coast, the Daugleddau estuary, the St Bride's Bay coast and the Preseli Hills.

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Map of trails in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales
Park information
Acreage:
155,429 acres
Contact
01646 624800
Top trails (49)
#1 - St. Davids Peninsula Circular Walk
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
This route starts in St. Davids and circles around the St. David's Peninsula on the coastal path. You'll pass the Porth Clais which is a beautiful harbor. You'll then pass Ramsey Sound, then Porthlysgi Bay. During this walk you will likely see seals, dolphins, porpoises, and a variety of birds. You'll eventually reach Point St. John and Whitesands Bay. There are several historic chapels and buildings along the route as well.Show more
#2 - Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Martin's Haven to Broad Haven
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
#3 - Stackpole Quay and Bosherston Lakes
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
A circular walk from Stackpole Quay in Pembrokeshire. This is a relatively easy but lovely, varied walk through Pembrokeshires Stackpole Estate, which provides for some spectacular cliff-top scenery, fabulous sandy beaches and a wander alongside the famous Bosherston Lily Ponds. The significant history of the Stackpole Estate began in the 1700s when the Campbell family inherited the estate through marriage. They built the Stackpole Court mansion (since demolished), the tiny Stackpole Quay harbour to provide for their love of sailing and, by damming three valleys, created the 100 acres of Bosherston Lakes. The lakes are more generally known as Bosherston Lily Ponds, on account of the water lilies which carpet the surface in early summer. There is also chance to visit the small village of Bosherston, which has a pleasant pub for refreshments and St Michael and All Angels church, with its unusual asymmetrical tower. The walk includes a few climbs and descents from the cliffs, with several relatively flat sections in between. It follows a mixture of coastal paths along cliff tops (so take particular care with children and dogs) plus inland paths alongside the lakes. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates, simple gates, bridges and long flights of steps. There are several stretches where you may be sharing the cliffs with livestock. Dogs are welcome on the walk but will need to be on leads for large stretches of the route- follow local signage. Allow 3 hours.Show more
#4 - Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Amroth to Tenby
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
A very scenic walk. There are some steep parts between Tenby and Saundersfoot and a particularly steep set of stairs resembling the 700 steps of Highhrothgar so take it slow if you're carrying a backpack and watch your footing. There's a stream about halfway between Tenby and Saundersfoot so if you take a water filter you can re-fuel quite easily.Show more
#5 - Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Solva to Whitesands Bay
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 6 h 7 m
Enjoy the views from the cliffs as you hike this section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Show more
#6 - Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Whitesands to Abercastle
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 6 h 39 m
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path extends for over 180 miles / 290 kilometers along breathtaking coastline in Britain. The path crosses a variety of coastal terrain. This is a very nice trail along the cliffs where you can see lots of wildlife.Show more
#7 - Dinas Island
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
While Dinas Island is called Dinas Island, it is not actually an island. It is a peninsula that sticks out in northern Pembrokeshire. There are several steep climbs on this trail. Enjoy wonderful views of the ocean and of Pembrokeshire. Keep an eye out for sea birds. Show more
#8 - Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Freshwater East to Freshwater West
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 15.8 mi • Est. 7 h 30 m
#9 - Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Green Bridge to Saundersfoot
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 28.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail goes from from Stack Rocks to Saundersfoot. The first port of call has to be the Green Bridge of Wales which, for a first glimpse of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path takes a bit of beating. Then enter the Castlemartin firing range and head east. It would be unfair to pick out any particular bay which stood out as spectacular, however of particular and scary note was Huntsman Leap. St Govan's Chapel on St Govan's Head is well worth a visit. Drop down the 60 odd steps and examine the single room building then descend further onto the rocks (good spot for lunch). Then on to Broad Haven; take a tour round Bosherston Lakes and then continue rounding Stackpole Head and descend onto the beach at Barafundle Bay. The coastline is now more undulating and the path narrow and at times was very close to the edge of the cliff. Pass through Stackpole Quay and continue east to Freshwater East caravan park, eventually ending up climbing out and up West Moor Cliff to Swanlake Bay. Then up East Moor Cliff where Manorbier Bay guarded by Manorbier Castle reveals itself. Precipe Bay is a delight and the 165 steps down should not put you off. The path skirts Manorbier Camp and heads via Skrinkle Haven to Lydstep Point then drop down and go through Lydstep Haven Caravan Park; past Proud Giltar and through the gates onto the firing range on Giltar Point which affords fine views of Tenby and Penally. Take the long descent and come out on South Beach and walked towards the forbidding Fort St Catherine at Tenby; climb up on to Castle Hill; pass the harbour and walk along the sands of North Beach and climb again to First Point, Second Point and Bowman's Point. From this point the path becomes even more undulating mostly in woodland with the occasional path along the cliff top. Finally round Monkstone Point and the final descent to the beach of Saundersfoot Bay and walk along to the Saundersfoot harbour.Show more
#10 - Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Saint Ishmael's to Martin's Haven
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Length: 15 mi • Est. 6 h 54 m
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