Pembrokeshire Coast Path

MODERATE 3 reviews

Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a 45.1 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Flimston, Wales, United Kingdom that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for walking.

DISTANCE
45.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1203 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

walking

beach

views

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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous, remote, ocean views with lovely countryside. It does get very narrow and you are right by the edge of the cliff in some spots; be careful in windy conditions and watch out for the sheep that will block your path from time to time! I did a 5 mile stretch of the trail which was challenging yet pleasant.

We have walked the trail from Dale to St David's. Absolutely gorgeous!