Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

A walking holiday along the Pembrokeshire coastline from St Dogmaels in the North to Amroth in the South.

3 to 19 nights
27-180 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £385 per person

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About the trail

This magnificent trail follows the coastline of the Pembrokeshire National Park through some of the best scenery in Britain. The path keeps largely to the clifftops, providing superb views of cliffs, beaches, offshore stacks and islands with their abundant birdlife.

Each turn in this section of the Wales Coast Path reveals something different, such as a little harbour or an attractive village bustling with life. The coastline also boasts a wealth of history, with sites of interest including a Neolithic cromlech, Bronze Age standing stones, Iron Age promontory forts and a castle built by Norman invaders.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Choose your route

  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path
  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path - South Section
  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path - North Section
  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Central Section
  • Pembrokeshire Short Break - Central Section
  • Pembrokeshire - St Davids Short Break

Trail running tours available

We also organise trail running holidays along this route. Find out more.

About this route

13 to 19 nights
180 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous
2nd January to 24th December

From £1630 per person

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

This holiday option explores the full 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, makes this leg of the Wales Coast Path into 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.
 

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
PCP1 From St Dogmaels(L) to Amroth(L) 13 nights, 12 days walking Demanding / Strenuous £1630
PCP2 From St Dogmaels(L) to Amroth(L) 14 nights, 13 days walking Demanding £1750
PCP3 From St Dogmaels(L) to Amroth(L) 15 nights, 14 days walking Moderate / Demanding £1875
PCP4 From St Dogmaels(L) to Amroth(L) 16 nights, 15 days walking Moderate / Demanding £1995
PCP5 From St Dogmaels(L) to Amroth(L) 19 nights, 18 days walking Moderate £2370

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
PCPSB1 From St David's to Marloes Sands(L) 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate £500

Pembrokeshire Coast Path 13 nights, 12 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

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.

This tour is available to book all year, however out of season from the end of October to March, there may be a small supplement for luggage moves, which will be moved by taxi rather than the usual luggage courier.

Start

Travel to St Dogmaels(L) where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

St Dogmaels(L) to Newport, Pembrokeshire. 15 miles (24km) / 2730 ft (832 m) ascent

Day 2

Newport, Pembrokeshire to Goodwick/Fishguard. 11.5 miles (18.5km) / 2119 ft (646 m) ascent

Day 3

Goodwick/Fishguard to Trefin(T). 19 miles (30.5km) / 2904 ft (885 m) ascent

Day 4

Trefin(T) to St David's. 19 miles (30km) / 2552 ft (778 m) ascent

Day 5

St David's to Nolton Haven(T). 14.5 miles (23km) / 1988 ft (606 m) ascent

Day 6

Nolton Haven(T) to Marloes Sands(L). 17 miles (27.5km) / 2146 ft (654 m) ascent

Day 7

Marloes Sands(L) to Sandy Haven/Herbrandston(T). 14.5 miles (23.5km) / 2110 ft (643 m) ascent

Day 8

Sandy Haven/Herbrandston(T) to Pembroke. 16 miles (26km) / 1657 ft (505 m) ascent

Day 9

Pembroke to Angle(L). 11.5 miles (18.5km) / 902 ft (275 m) ascent

Day 10

Angle(L) to Bosherston(L). 15.5 miles (25km) / 1529 ft (466 m) ascent

Day 11

Bosherston(L) to Manorbier(L). 10.5 miles (16.5km) / 1312 ft (400 m) ascent

Day 12

Manorbier(L) to Amroth(L). 16.5 miles (26.5km) / 1936 ft (590 m) ascent

Finish

Depart from Amroth(L) 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 in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

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
£65.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night


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

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Angle(L))
£75.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Manorbier(L))
£70.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St David's)
£70.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels(L))
Price on request
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Pembrokeshire Coast Path map
St Dogmaels to Amroth
180 miles (288 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. 

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)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Angle(L))
£75.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Manorbier(L))
£70.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St David's)
£70.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels(L))
Price on request

Tour Facts

Total distance: 180 miles (288 km)
Duration: 13 nights, 12 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10.5 miles (16.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 19 miles (30.5 km)
Code: PCP1 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: St Dogmaels(L)
End of holiday: Amroth(L)

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 and Bristol Airports.

By Rail

The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (St Dogmaels) 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

There are bus services from both Fishguard & Goodwick and Carmarthen rail stations to St Dogmaels (only Monday to Saturday only), but these are somewhat lengthy journeys, so a taxi would be the best option. There are rather infrequent bus services from Amroth to Kilgetty or Tenby Monday to Friday only, so a taxi would be required on weekends or in between buses.

From London

Trains run from London Paddington station to Fishguard and Goodwick or Carmarthen. From there a bus/taxi will be required to St Dogmaels.

Return to 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 Dogmaels.

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.
"Along the Coast Path" by Teresa Thompson (2024) "Along the Coast Path" by Teresa Thompson (2024)
"Horses on the Coast Path" by Teresa Thompson (2024) "Horses on the Coast Path" by Teresa Thompson (2024)
"Along the Coast Path" by Teresa Thompson (2024) "Along the Coast Path" by Teresa Thompson (2024)
"At the End of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path" by Sue Daber (2022) "At the End of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path" by Sue Daber (2022)
"Tenby Harbour" by Lesley Kenworthy (2022) "Tenby Harbour" by Lesley Kenworthy (2022)
"Little Haven" by Susan Daber (2021) "Little Haven" by Susan Daber (2021)
"Pe" by Susan Daber (2021) "Pe" by Susan Daber (2021)
"Sandy Haven at Low Tide" by Susan Daber (2021) "Sandy Haven at Low Tide" by Susan Daber (2021)
"A Friendly Obstruction" by Susan Daber (2021) "A Friendly Obstruction" by Susan Daber (2021)
"At the Start of the Walk" by Patricia Cressey (2021) "At the Start of the Walk" by Patricia Cressey (2021)
"Marloes Sands" by Patricia Cressey (2021) "Marloes Sands" by Patricia Cressey (2021)
"Mum and Son Adventures" by Patricia Cressey (2021) "Mum and Son Adventures" by Patricia Cressey (2021)
"Broadhaven Beach" by Patricia Cressey (2021) "Broadhaven Beach" by Patricia Cressey (2021)
"Carreg Coetan" by Patricia Cressey (2021) "Carreg Coetan" by Patricia Cressey (2021)
"St Davids Cathedral" by Dagmara Ginter (2019) "St Davids Cathedral" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Marloes Sands" by Dagmara Ginter (2019) "Marloes Sands" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Flowery Trail near Marloes" by Dagmara Ginter (2019) "Flowery Trail near Marloes" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Whitesands" by Sandra Clemens (2019) "Whitesands" by Sandra Clemens (2019)
"Ponies at Goodwick" by Sandra Clemens (2019) "Ponies at Goodwick" by Sandra Clemens (2019)
"Marthy" by Sandra Clemens (2019) "Marthy" by Sandra Clemens (2019)
"Marloes Beach" by Sandra Nichols (2018) "Marloes Beach" by Sandra Nichols (2018)
"Newgale Beach" by Sandra Nichols (2018) "Newgale Beach" by Sandra Nichols (2018)
"Between Newport and Fishguard" by Thomas and Sven (2018) "Between Newport and Fishguard" by Thomas and Sven (2018)
"Between Abermawr and Abereiddy" by Thomas and Sven (2018) "Between Abermawr and Abereiddy" by Thomas and Sven (2018)
"Sunset Harbour in Newport" by Thomas and Sven (2018) "Sunset Harbour in Newport" by Thomas and Sven (2018)
"Between Abereiddy and St Davids" by Thomas and Sven (2018) "Between Abereiddy and St Davids" by Thomas and Sven (2018)
"Abereiddy" by Sandra Nichols (2017) "Abereiddy" by Sandra Nichols (2017)
"Whitesands Bay" by Sandra Nichols (2017) "Whitesands Bay" by Sandra Nichols (2017)
"Tumbling Stream at Llanwnda" by Jane Kitchen (2017) "Tumbling Stream at Llanwnda" by Jane Kitchen (2017)

Customer reviews from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

“The weather cooperated and the scenery was as gorgeous as we expected; trip to Skomer was a highlight for all of us, consider recommending that to future clients as reservations have to be made well in advance.”
Ms Rutter, USA
“Spectacular scenery, fabulous weather and excellent accommodation.”
Mr Legg, UK
“A tough but enjoyable long distance path. I was blessed with good weather and everything went smoothly. I constantly tell those I meet I'm on a Contours Holiday and recommend it. South Wales path coming up in September.”
Mr Duthoit, UK
“Accommodations all excellent, directions good.”
Ms Mathwin, USA
“It was beautiful!”
Mrs Brunner, Austria
“We were very lucky with the weather. All the overnight stops worked well. Beautiful countryside. What’s not to like? This is the third holiday I have booked through Contours and they have all been excellent.”
Mr Stone, UK
“The pack was as per our requirements actually (length of stages, kind of accommodation, etc.) and everything was planned carefully. Not a single issue occurred, perfect!”
Ms Burba, Italy
“Thank you for arranging hotels, transport etc. We all enjoyed the holiday, even though it was more mileage than we expected. Taxis good.”
Mrs Macdonald, UK
“We had a fabulous time. The Pembrokeshire coastal path is incredibly beautiful and we were lucky with the weather.”
Ms Rolfe, UK
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