Spectacular walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
One of the most famous walking routes in the world, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs along our shores for a breathtaking 186 miles. There are some intrepid travellers who come to walk the entire path, but if you don’t have the time or energy (and getting blisters isn’t your idea of a fun holiday activity) you can pick and choose from shorter sections of the route. You’d be hard pressed to find a section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path that isn’t spectacular, but here are our suggestions for a few particularly lovely sections to get you started!
Porthgain to Abereiddy
Enjoy a stunning walk along some of Pembrokeshire’s finest coastal scenery between the coves of Porthgain and Abereiddi. From the tiny fishing port of Porthgain, once a hive of activity as an old slate quarry and brickworks, head along dramatic clifftops teeming with seabirds towards Abereiddi. As you near Abereiddi the path threads down towards the beautiful Blue Lagoon, a deep azure pool renowned for its depth. It’s so deep in fact, it has been used to host the Red Bull Cliff diving championships and is one of the top coasteering hotspots in Pembrokeshire. As you zig-zag down towards the beach you get a feel for its industrial past as you pass the remnants of the old quarrying industry.
St Davids to St Justinians
The well-trodden path from St David’s to St Justinians, where the local lifeboat is launched, is one of our favourite local walks. Geologists will love the near vertical strata of the cliffs, historians will enjoy Neolithic burial sites and Iron Age forts and wildlife enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to glimpse seals, dolphins and rare sea birds. From the clifftops you can see across the mile-wide strip of Ramsey Sound to the twin peaks of Ramsey Island RSPB Reserve and in the other direction, the long curve of golden sand marking the surfer’s paradise of Whitesands Bay.
Freshwater East to Bosherston Lily Ponds
Dramatic views, nesting birds and lakes covered in waterlilies all set against a backdrop of Cambrian limestone cliffs and blue seas are just some of the features of this fabulous walk. This 6.5km route from Freshwater East around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park path to Bosherston Lily ponds is a wildlife haven. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll spot wild flowers, nesting gannets and other seabirds, as well as a few of our wild Welsh ponies. Stopping for tea at the renowned Stackpole Quay tea room is a must before taking a leisurely stroll across the pristine, white sands of beautiful Barafundle bay.
Saundersfoot to Amroth
A short but very pretty walk along a lovely stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast. Picturesque beaches, grassy slopes and coastal views are a feast for the eyes as you walk between the two villages of Saundersfoot and Amroth. Get the tides right and you can amble along the flat golden sands, exploring the rock pools at Wisemans Bridge and picking up shells as you go. On the return journey you can walk through leafy woodland along a flat path that joins the two villages. The Dramways tunnels and low-level promenades follow the route of old trams which were part of the once-important coal mining industry in the area. As you cross the stream, it’s worth stopping at the Wisemans Inn for refreshments before dropping into Saundersfoot to enjoy the picturesque harbour.
The perfect base for a walking holiday
With a path that leads from our gardens directly onto the Pembrokeshire Coast Path you can’t get much closer! We’re a popular place to stay for walkers visiting the area, so we’re well-used to pampering you after a hard day in your walking boots. With comfy beds, gorgeous views, great food (including a seriously hearty Welsh breakfast) and a heated swimming pool to relax those tired muscles, you’ll be all set for a great walking holiday on the West Wales coast!