Pembrokeshire Short Break - Central Section

A short self-guided walk from St Davids to Marloes along the beautiful coastline of Pembrokeshire.

4 nights
30 miles
Moderate

From £365 per person

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About this route

Beginning at the religious settlement of St Davids, this short break travels along a central part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, boasting a range of delights along the way. The trail tackles rugged shorelines, sandy beaches and windy clifftops along the coast, as well as occasionally turning inland through green woodland and quiet fields.

On the way to the holiday's end point in Marloes, there is history to uncover in the form of old mine workings, Iron Age forts and ancient earthworks, as well as many wonderful fishing villages and fascinating monuments dotted along the trail. 

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Pembrokeshire Short Break - Central Section map
St Davids to Marloes
30 miles (48 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Setting off from St David's - the religious capital of Wales - after visiting its impressive cathedral and Bishop's Palace.

Enjoying far-reaching views and rugged coastal scenery from a mixture of high clifftops and low-lying shores.

Exploring the variety of little settlements along the trail, including Solva, Newgale and Little Haven, and learning about their interesting past. 

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
PCPSB1 From St David's to Marloes 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£365

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Short Break - Central Section 4 nights, 3 days walking

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

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

Day 1

St David's to Newgale. 11 miles (17.5km)

Day 2

Newgale to Little Haven. 7 miles (11.5km)

Day 3

Little Haven to Marloes. 11.5 miles (18.5km)

Finish

Depart from Marloes 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.

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 walk 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 walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker 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

What's included?

  • 4 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.

Many people have an extra night in St Davids at the start of their holiday to explore this delightful 'city' or to take a boat out to the abundant wildlife on Ramsay or Grassholm islands.

Newgale has one of the best beaches in Wales.

The almost unbelievably picturesque village of Little Haven is certainly worth considering for a rest day while Marloes is a good choice if you would like to take a boat trip to the nature reserve islands of Skomer or Skokholm. Dale is another popular choice.

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

Tour Facts

Total distance: 29.5 miles (47.5 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 7 miles (11.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Code: PCPSB1 Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: St David's
End of holiday: Marloes

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Short Break - Central Section Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol and Rhoose-Cardiff.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (St David?s) are either Fishguard & Goodwick (about 15.5 miles away) or Haverfordwest (about 16 miles away). The nearest station to the end of the trail (Marloes) is at Milford Haven (about 9 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to St David?s and from Marloes.

From London ? Trains run from London Paddington station to Haverfordwest. From there a bus/taxi will be required to St David's.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to catch the bus from Marloes to St David?s.

It is very easy to travel to the start (and return home from the end) of the holiday using public transport. Please click here for more information.

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.

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