Pembrokeshire - St David's Short Break

A single-centre short break showcasing the fascinating local history of Pembrokeshire.

3 to 4 nights
26 miles
Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £275 per person

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About this route

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.

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Pembrokeshire - St David's Short Break map
Porthgain to Newgale (St David's single centre)
26 miles (42 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.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
SDSB1 A circular trail beginning at St David's 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate / Demanding£275
SDSB2 A circular trail beginning at St David's 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£365

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

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

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 has been booked

Day 1

Porthgain to Porthclais. 15 miles (24km)
Transport is provided to take you from St David's to Porthgain 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. 11 miles (17.5km)
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.

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 the overnight stop:

Extra night (St David's)
£55.00 per person / per night

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)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 26 miles (42 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 11 miles (17.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Code: SDSB1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Porthgain
End of holiday: Newgale

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire St David's Short Break - Single Centre 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 with your full holiday 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.

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 Coast Path Taster 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.

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