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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Pembrokeshire Coastal PathTenby is situated along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path that winds its way through Pembrokeshire's National Park.

The path itself stretches from Amroth, several miles east of Tenby, to Poppit Sands on the north coast of Pembrokeshire.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path covers some of the mostspectacular coastal scenery in Britain.

Opened in 1970, it is one of 14 premier, long-distance National Trails in England and Wales, marked out on signs and by an acorn symbol.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

How do I get there?

Pembrokeshire CoastlineThe coast path to Amroth begins at the top of The Croft and leads through cliff-top woodland, across agricultural land and occasionally touching back to the main road. The terrain is a mixture of shorelines, stiff climbs and descents.

The route from Tenby around the coast begins at the far end of South Beach in Penally and runs both across country and around the coastline, once again through a mixture of sandybeaches and cliff top stretches.

When MOD land in Penally is in use, the path takes an inland diversion, as it also does around a missile testing site in Skrinkle.

What can I do?

The coast path is officially stated as being 186 miles (299km) long, although local sources put it at somewhere between 168 and 200 miles in length, depending upon the exact route taken. The full journey will take you over 400 stiles, 100 bridges and 35,000 feet of climb and descent.

The coast path itself runs through the picturesque countryside and coastlines of Pembrokeshire, with breathtaking views across an ever-changing succession of sandy beaches, smugglers caves and soaring cliffs. Views also include the uninhabited offshore islands of Stokholm and Skomer, home to seabird colonies and blanketed with wild flowers.

Pembrokeshire is a delight for bird watchers, especially along the cliffs themselves, occupied in early summer by communities of nesting birds. The shoreline is also home to a number of grey seals that can be seen basking on the tidal rocks.

People walking the Coastal path

In other places coastal path follows less rugged coastlines, including the outer part of the Milford Haven, one of the best natural harbours in the world. On the northwest tip of Pembrokeshire you can find St Davids, the smallest city in Wales.

Overnight accommodation is available from guesthouses and hotels whenever the pathway emerges into a town or village.