Enjoy Pembrokeshire

National Trail

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail twists and turns its way through 186 miles of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain.

From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.

Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park —Britain’s only coastal national park – the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as evidence of human activity from Neolithic times to the present.

In its entirety the Coast Path represents a formidable physical challenge - its 35,000 feet of ascent and descent is said to be equivalent to climbing Everest — yet it can also be enjoyed in shorter sections, accessible to people of all ages and abilities, with the small coastal villages strung out along its length offering welcome breaks and added enjoyment.

Both the Wales Coast Path and the International Appalachian Trail follow the route of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path through Pembrokeshire.

  • We always want to hear about the best and worst things on your walk. You can contact the National Trail Officer by emailing pcp@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk.

Top Tips

  • The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail has its own dedicated website with in-depth information about planning your trip, frequently asked questions and news updates.
  • You can also find out information on the main National Trail website.
  • Most of the guides are written as if one is walking from St Dogmael's to Amroth (north to south).
  • The stiles and gates have numbers on with number one being near Pen Cemaes.

Coastal Bus Timetables

Healthy You

Walking is a great all-rounder, which can be enjoyed by a wide range of people. It is totally free and can be done at a pace and distance that suits you.


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