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

6 to 8 nights
66 miles
Moderate to Moderate / Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £765 per person

Pembrokeshire Coast Path - South Section

The south section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path starts in the old Royal Navy Dockyard of Milford Haven and continues through varied scenery to Amroth.

The walk features sandy bays, limestone cliffs, colourful settlements and lively habitats bustling with seabirds and coastal wildlife. This leg of the Wales Coast Path offers many insights into the area’s history, with sites of interest including oil refineries along Pembroke River, the Martello Naval Tower at Pembroke Dock and the impressive castles at Pembroke and Manorbier.

There are also many natural marvels, such as the Green Bridge of Wales and the Petrified Forest, to discover and admire along the way. 

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
PCPS1 From Milford Haven(L) to Amroth(L) 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding £765
PCPS2 From Milford Haven(L) to Amroth(L) 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding £890
PCPS3 From Milford Haven(L) to Amroth(L) 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate £1015

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 - South Section 6 nights, 5 days walking

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

Travel to Milford Haven(L) where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Milford Haven(L) to Pembroke. 11.5 miles (18.5km) / 1096 ft (334 m) ascent

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

Day 4

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

Day 5

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 (Manorbier(L))
£70.00 per person / per night
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Pembrokeshire Coast Path - South Section map
Milford Haven to Amroth
66 miles (105 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Taking a break on beach of Barafundle, a secluded bay that can only be reached on foot.

Experiencing the contrasting landscapes from the industrial areas near Milford Haven to the dramatic scenery on the approach to Amroth.

Visiting many sites of historical interest, including Pembroke Castle and Manorbier Castle.

What's included?

  • 6 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

The colourful town of Pembroke is steeped in history, and it is worth spending an extra night here to explore it fully. Pembroke started as a Norman settlement built on a rocky promontory, and has preserved many of its original features, including the impressive castle and its fortifying walls. Along with several medieval burgage plots and some beautiful examples of Tudor architecture, Pembroke is an enticing maze of historic buildings and narrow passages, with something new to discover at every turn.

For a more relaxed, open atmosphere, why not consider the charming village of Angle for a rest day? Angle was designated as a conservation area in 1995, making it an ideal spot for bird watching. In addition, the village has a long and proud seafaring history, and the nearby military fortress of Chapel Bay Fort and Museum offers a fascinating look into the development of artillery and weaponry through the ages.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Manorbier(L))
£70.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 65.5 miles (105 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10.5 miles (16.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 16.5 miles (26.5 km)
Code: PCPS1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Milford Haven(L)
End of holiday: Amroth(L)

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire Coast Path - South Section 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 major cities and international airports are Bristol and Cardiff.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Milford Haven). 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 Milford Haven. Buses run rather infrequently to Kilgetty & Tenby Monday to Friday only, from Amroth, so you will need to take a taxi on a weekend or between buses.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Milford Haven.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to take taxi from Amroth to Milford Haven.

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.

Customer reviews from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - South Section

“A most enjoyable holiday. Very well organised and ran like clockwork.”
Mrs Hodges, Wales
“The coast is gorgeous and the path is easy to follow once we found it! The breathtaking landscape make other small issues less important.”
Ms Ardon, Canada
“I would like to add how much we enjoyed walking from Pembroke to Amroth last week. The luggage transfer worked brilliantly and we were delighted with the quality and variety of the accommodation.”
Mrs Boon, UK
“Clear instructions. Good accommodation. Good luggage transport and taxis.”
Mr Crook, UK
“Another lovely stretch of Pembrokeshire coast. Nothing too strenuous, and once you escape the clutches of Milford Sound the views are consistently magnificent”
Mr Julyan, UK
“In general we find Contours excellent, and sing your praises at every opportunity.”
Mrs Kitchen, UK
“Thank you for arranging the exceptional weather it was very kind! Brilliant! This was my third and final part of the Pembrokeshire coastal path I had booked with Contours and I was genuinely sad when I got to the end of it and realised, there was no more exploring to do. Yes, I would I think this is possibly my 11th holiday with Contours so I would certainly book another.”
Mr Madge, UK
“It is a superb walk. Already booked for later in the year. I have booked holidays with you for many years now.”
Mr Robertson, UK
“It was trouble-free. All the arrangements worked well.”
Mr Stumpf, UK
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