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

Find your holiday

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

About this route

4 nights
32 miles
Moderate
2nd January to 24th December

From £500 per person

Pembrokeshire Short Break - Central Section

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. 

Available tours

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

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 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
  • Holiday Highlights

Important information

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 David's where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

St David's to Solva. 7 miles (11km) / 666 ft (203 m) ascent

Day 2

Solva to Little Haven/Broad Haven. 12 miles (19km) / 2060 ft (628 m) ascent

Day 3

Little Haven/Broad Haven to Marloes Sands(L). 13 miles (20.5km) / 1490 ft (454 m) ascent

Finish

Depart from Marloes Sands(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 (St David's)
£70.00 per person / per night
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Pembrokeshire Short Break - Central Section map
St David's to Marloes
32 miles (51 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. 

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.

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.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St David's)
£70.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 31.5 miles (50.5 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 7 miles (11 km)
Maximum daily distance: 13 miles (20.5 km)
Code: PCPSB1 Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: St David's
End of holiday: Marloes Sands(L)

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Short Break - Central 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

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

Buses run from both Fishguard & Goodwick and Haverfordwest stations to St David's (Monday to Saturday only, so a taxi would be required on a Sunday). There is no regular bus service from Marloes to Milford Haven, so you will need to take a taxi.

From London

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

Return to Start

The easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to take a taxi from Marloes to St David'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.