Winding around the entire edge of the county, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is 186 miles of incredible beauty. One of the amazing things about the path is that no two stretches are the same. In fact, no two steps are the same! Around each corner is another stunning view, an awesome bit of wildlife, or a perfect rest stop. Here are six of our favourite walks on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
- All of these walks are made that bit easier by using the coastal buses that run over the summer months. Find out which one you need and what time they’re running here.
- Use Google Maps to see how long and how hilly your walk is going to be before you set out.
Caerfai Beach to Porthclais Harbour
This glorious walk begins and ends at two of the most picturesque spots around St Davids. Start at Caerfai beach, perhaps taking a moment to sit and take in the view before you set off. Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile walk and finish at Porthclais Kiosk for a coffee and one of their sublime toasties! Then, you can either walk back along the path, walk into St Davids (about 1.5 miles) or hop on the Celtic Coaster.
Abereiddy to Porthgain
The Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy is one of the wonders of Pembrokeshire, and a must-see while you’re here. This fabulous walk begins at Abereiddy beach, takes in the Blue Lagoon straight away, and continues for another 2 miles of spectacular coastal views to the harbour village of Porthgain. We recommend making this an evening stroll, ending with fish and chips from The Shed, eaten on the harbour wall.
Whitesands to St Davids Head
This is a lovely short walk with a stunning payoff when you reach St Davids Head. Begin in Whitesands Car Park, and walk just one mile out to St Davids Head. There’s an optional little stop on Porthmelgan Beach for a picnic or coffee! When you return, Whitesands Beach House is right there waiting with ice creams or chips to welcome you back to the beach.
St Nons Chapel to Solva
This is a slightly longer walk for those looking for a morning or afternoon on the Pembrokeshire coastal path. St Nons Chapel sits a mile from the centre of St Davids. If you’re staying in St Davids or have parked there and walk to the chapel, then this walk totals about 6 glorious miles. Take a break when you get to St Nons to explore the chapel, the old ruins and the well, as well as to take in the stunning views. Then get your backpack on to continue to Solva. Once there, you’ll have lots of photos to look through and sights to discuss, so head to the Cafe on the Quay for a coffee and debrief with your fellow walkers!
Solva to Pointz Castle
If you’re starting in Solva, we wholly recommend the walk to Pointz Castle, and not just because of what awaits you at the end of it! This is a gorgeous stretch of the path, providing vistas over Solva Harbour and St Brides Bay. At low tide, you can walk part of it on Solva beach, exploring the Lime Kilns on your way, and follow the sand around to Gwadn beach before joining the path. About 3 miles later you will reach Porthmynawyd Beach, the cove just below Pointz Castle, and from here a short uphill walk will bring you to Pointz Castle Ice Cream! The best end to a lovely walk.
Pointz Castle to Newgale
Alternatively, there’s always the option to kickstart your walk with the sweet creamy goodness at Pointz Castle and continue along the path to Newgale. This is a 2-mile stroll, ending at beautiful Newgale beach. Begin with ice cream, and end with a pint at The Duke of Edinburgh, you’re on holiday after all!