Pembrokeshire Coast Path

A self-guided walking holiday along the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast from St Dogmael's to Amroth.

13 to 19 nights
176 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £1135 per person

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About this route

This holiday option explores the entire length of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, showcasing everything this spectacular trail has to offer. There is plenty of remarkable scenery to enjoy, as well as welcoming ports to explore and fascinating wildlife to spot.

All of this, coupled with the wealth of amazing history to discover along the way, means that this coastal path has all the makings of a truly memorable walking holiday.

This route can be walked in the opposite direction upon request. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

© Contours Walking Holidays Pembrokeshire Coast Path map
St Dogmael's to Amroth
176 miles (282 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Encountering the imposing Norman castles at Pembroke, Tenby and Manorbier.

Admiring the contrast between the wild and rugged coastline near St Dogmael’s, the industrial landscape near Milford Haven and the historically rich area near Pembroke.

Experiencing the pretty cliff top wildflowers in spring and a variety of wildlife, including puffins, seals, dolphins and the rare chough. 

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
PCP1 From St Dogmaels to Amroth 13 nights, 12 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£1135
PCP2 From St Dogmaels to Amroth 14 nights, 13 days walking Demanding£1220
PCP3 From St Dogmaels to Amroth 15 nights, 14 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1305
PCP4 From St Dogmaels to Amroth 16 nights, 15 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1395
PCP5 From St Dogmaels to Amroth 19 nights, 18 days walking Moderate£1655

Pembrokeshire Coast Path 13 nights, 12 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Important information

The walk between Dale and Milford Haven requires the crossing of two tidal inlets at Pickleridge and Sandy Haven.  Both crossings are sufficiently flooded by the incoming tide to make them impassable at high tide.  Pickleridge can only be safely crossed 3.5 hours either side of low tide and Sandy Haven can only be safely crossed within 2.5 hours either side of low tide.

Careful timing of your arrival at these inlets is therefore necessary to allow sufficient time (up to 2 hours) to walk the intervening 5 miles or so of coast between Pickleridge and Sandy Haven before the crossing becomes impassable.   If you miss either there is no alternative crossing and in both cases a substantial 4 mile detour for each crossing is necessary or a long wait of up to 5.5 hours. Before booking please click here for tide times.


Travel to St Dogmaels where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

St Dogmaels to Newport. 15 miles (24km)

Day 2

Newport to Goodwick/Fishguard. 11.5 miles (18.5km)

Day 3

Goodwick/Fishguard to Trefin. 18 miles (29km)

Day 4

Trefin to St David's. 19.5 miles (31km)

Day 5

St David's to Nolton Haven. 11 miles (18km)

Day 6

Nolton Haven to Marloes Sands. 18 miles (28.5km)

Day 7

Marloes Sands to Sandy Haven/Herbrandston. 15 miles (24km)

Day 8

Sandy Haven/Herbrandston to Pembroke. 16 miles (25.5km)

Day 9

Pembroke to Angle. 11.5 miles (18.5km)

Day 10

Angle to Bosherston. 15 miles (24km)

Day 11

Bosherston to Manorbier(T). 10.5 miles (16.5km)

Day 12

Manorbier(T) to Amroth. 16.5 miles (26.5km)


Depart from Amroth after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St David's)
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 13 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

If you would like to spend some time exploring, shopping or simply relaxing in Pembrokeshire, taking an extra night is a wonderful way to extend your holiday.

Newport is an excellent choice for a rest day. It is a delightful little town with an interesting collection of shops, cafes and inns. It is also an ideal base from which to visit the historic village of Nevern, Pentre Ifan cromlech and Castell Henlys, a fascinating excavated and partially reconstructed Iron Age village.

There is a lot to see in Nevern. Overlooked by a ruined Norman castle, St Brynachs Church has many features of interest. In the churchyard is the famous 'bleeding yew', which drips blood-red sap. Legend has it that the tree will bleed until a Welsh lord of the manor is reinstated in the castle.

Also in the churchyard is a magnificent richly carved 10th century Celtic cross. Above it on a rock face is the Pilgrim's Cross. The chancel of the church was built slightly out of alignment with the nave to represent Christ's inclined head on the cross. In the windowsill of the south transept is the Maglocunus Stone with Ogham inscriptions from the 5th century.

Marloes is a good choice if you would like to take a boat trip to the nature reserve islands of Skomer or Skokholm.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St David's)
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 176 miles (282 km)
Duration: 13 nights, 12 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10.5 miles (16.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 19.5 miles (31 km)
Code: PCP1 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: St Dogmaels
End of holiday: Amroth

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient international airports for the start of the trail are Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (St Dogmael's) are either Fishguard & Goodwick station (about 21.5 miles away) or Carmarthen (about 30 miles away). The nearest rail stations to the end of the trail (Amroth) are either Kilgetty (about 4.5 miles away) or Tenby (about 8 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to St Dogmael's and from Amroth.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Fishguard and Goodwick. From there a bus/taxi will be required to St Dogmael's.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a bus/taxi from Amroth to Kilgetty rail station. From there trains run to Carmarthen, where a bus/taxi will be required to St Dogmael's.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Routes on this trail

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4 nights
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A short self-guided walk from St Davids to Marloes along the beautiful coastline of Pembrokeshire.Find Out More
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Customer reviews from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

“Accommodations all excellent, directions good.”
Ms Mathwin, USA
“You all did a great job and we are very grateful that we had such a pleasant stay in Wales. Everything the Contour team had planned for our hiking holiday worked very well.”
Mrs Clemens, Germany
“Vicky, had a brilliant time - thank you for all the arrangements - glorious scenery, some stiff climbs (didn't you mention you'd run some of the route? impressive, plus) Thanks again - wondering where I’ll walk in September.”
Mrs Douglas, UK
“The scenery was great. The owners of the B&Bs were quite wonderful.”
Ms Millar, Australia
“The hike had spectacular scenery and amazing views around every corner. The organisation was first class, accommodation booking, taxi pick-ups, luggage transfers, etc was great. All hassle free for us. Thanks for organising a wonderful experience for us. It was fun, at times very challenging, but very rewarding.”
Mrs O’Neil, Australia
“A beautiful walk with stunning scenery!”
Ms Ginter, UK
“Wonderful landscape, very nice accommodations and very friendly hosts. This was our third trip.”
Dr Klessascheck, Germany
“A good trail, well-marked with friendly people.”
Ms Berstein, USA
“Helped by excellent weather but all accommodation good and descriptions and info accurate.”
Ms Crawford, UK
"St Davids Cathedral" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Marloes Sands" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Flowery Trail near Marloes" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Whitesands" by Sandra Clemens (2019)
"Ponies at Goodwick" by Sandra Clemens (2019)
"Marthy" by Sandra Clemens (2019)
"Marloes Beach" by Sandra Nichols (2018)
"Newgale Beach" by Sandra Nichols (2018)
"Between Newport and Fishguard" by Thomas and Sven (2018)
"Between Abermawr and Abereiddy" by Thomas and Sven (2018)
"Sunset Harbour in Newport" by Thomas and Sven (2018)
"Between Abereiddy and St Davids" by Thomas and Sven (2018)
"Abereiddy" by Sandra Nichols (2017)
"Whitesands Bay" by Sandra Nichols (2017)
"Tumbling Stream at Llanwnda" by Jane Kitchen (2017)

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