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

About this route

3 to 4 nights
27 miles
Moderate to Moderate / Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £385 per person

Pembrokeshire - St Davids Short Break

This short break walking holiday follows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from the old harbour of Porthgain to the golden sands at Newgale, returning each evening to enjoy the atmosphere in Britain’s smallest city, St Davids.

The walk takes in dramatic cliff tops, fine beaches and quaint fishing ports, enjoying far-reaching views throughout. The trail also visits many ancient sites dedicated to St David, the patron saint of Wales.

The wealth of history along this stretch is apparent from landmarks such as the Roman harbour wall in Porthclais and the 13th century chapel at St Non’s Bay.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
SDSB1 From Porthgain(T) to Newgale(T) 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate / Demanding £385
SDSB2 From Porthgain(T) to Newgale(T) 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate £515

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 St David's Short Break - Single Centre 3 nights, 2 days walking

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

Important information

Note: This short break is a single centre holiday based in St Davids. Where your walking day does not end in St Davids, we will provide transfers to collect you from the trail at the end of your walking day and return you to the trail in the morning.

Start

Travel to St David's where your accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Porthgain(T) to Porthclais. 16 miles (25.5km) / 2159 ft (658 m) ascent
Transport is provided to take you from St David's to Porthgain(T) on the morning of your walk and return you to St David's at the end of your walking day.

Day 2

Porthclais to Newgale(T). 10.5 miles (17km) / 1572 ft (479 m) ascent
Transport is provided to take you from St David's to Porthclais on the morning of your walk and return you to St David's at the end of your walking day.

Finish

Depart from St David's 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 the overnight stop:

Extra night (St David's)
£70.00 per person / per night
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Pembrokeshire - St Davids Short Break map
Porthgain to Newgale (St David's single centre)
27 miles (43 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Exploring the areas associated with St David, including the stunning St David’s Cathedral, his birthplace at St Non’s Bay and the site of his baptism in Porth Clais.

Soaking up the atmosphere in the delightful small city of St Davids.

Admiring the splendid views of Ramsey Island, the lifeboat station at St Justinian's and Solva, one of the prettiest villages in Pembrokeshire.

What's included?

  • 3 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.
  • 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

Accommodation throughout this holiday is based in the wonderful 'city' of St Davids. If you would like soak up more of the fantastic atmosphere, an extra night in St Davids is an excellent way to extend your holiday. From here, you may wish to take a boat out to the abundant wildlife on Ramsay or Grassholm islands, spend time browsing through quaint gift shops, or marvel at the magnificent St Davids Cathedral and neighbouring Bishop's Palace.

You can add rest days at the overnight stop:

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

Tour Facts

Total distance: 27 miles (43 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10.5 miles (17 km)
Maximum daily distance: 16 miles (25.5 km)
Code: SDSB1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Porthgain(T)
End of holiday: Newgale(T)

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire St David's Short Break - Single Centre 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 city and international airports are Bristol and Cardiff.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to St David's are either Fishguard & Goodwick (about 15.5 miles away) or Haverfordwest (about 16 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to and from St David's, including from & to Fishguard & Goodwick and Haverfordwest, but only Monday to Saturday, so a taxi would be required on a Sunday.

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 Pembrokeshire St David's Short Break is a single centre tour beginning and ending in 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.

Customer reviews from the Pembrokeshire - St Davids Short Break

“Enjoyed the walking.”
Mr Drowd, UK
“Richard and I have done 5 different walking holidays with Contours and overall, everything runs smoothly and good choices on Contours' part have been made. Overall, for all 5 trips - 2017, 2019, 2022 - all accommodations have been immaculate and with a good bed and linens. That is important.”
Mr Diesinger, USA
“Truly exceptional experience – great accommodation, and a great route.”
Mr Hare, South Africa
“There were many highlights each day. I really enjoyed the approach to Solva from the West as I hadn’t experienced that direction before.”
Mrs Jones-Hughes, UK
“I had a wonderful holiday. The walking plan, Ty Helyg, and the taxi driver, Frank, were all perfect! Greg & Elin were simply the best hosts. Such a lovely sea view, delicious breakfast, and so very helpful. Everything was so well-planned with no glitches.”
Ms Cowen, UK
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