Pembrokeshire Coast Path - 16 Days & 15 Nights16 Days & 15 Nights 4.5 Read 41 reviews
- Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.
- Hidden bays and sleepy fishing villages.
- The city of St David's, surprisingly the smallest in Britain.
- Spot seals and puffins in their natural habitat.
- Follow trails atop cliff’s, with the crashing Atlantic waves below.
What To Expect
Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.
Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night
Ideal if you have an interest in:
Wildlife, Coastal & Island
Activity Level & Terrain
This tour is graded moderate to strenuous depending on which itinerary you choose. For those wishing to complete the entire walk, it is advisable that you have some previous long-distance walking experience.
The route is a mixture of paths, beach walking and clifftop paths. Some of the sections can be rocky and steep as you traverse the cliffs. You will often encounter steps as you ascend and descend between the coves.
The route is way marked extensively with finger posts and acorn symbols. Navigation skills may be required if you intend to venture off the trail. We provide a guide book and map to help you find your way.
You will stay in a mixture of carefully chosen hotels, country inns, B&B’s, small hotels and guest houses.
At times, due to limited accommodation in Amroth (when you begin walking from Amroth) we may have to book you into a property in Tenby. If this is the case, the transfer will need to be paid as an extra cost. In this case, you will also need to arrive in Tenby at the beginning of the tour (see travel information).
Many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk to sample more of the wonderful walking and attractions available on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. St David’s, Pembroke and Tenby are great for recovery days or simply sightseeing opportunities. Solva is a magical village tucked into the hillside and there are plenty of circular walks over the cliffs that can demand an extra day. The naturalists amongst you will not want to miss the chance to take a boat trip out from St David’s to see the RSPB reserve and seals at Ramsay Island.
We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed in the tour itinerary. Occasionally, because of limited availability, we may have to accommodate you into alternative accommodations which are not listed in the description. If those listed are unavailable the alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard than those described.
If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you, subject to availability. A single supplement is payable.
This walking holiday is available to solo walkers but as we incur additional baggage transfer costs there is a solo walker supplement payable.
A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included. Most of your accommodation will be more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or at nearby pubs or restaurants.
- Overnights in B&B's, small hotels, guest houses and country inns
- Daily breakfasts
- Luggage transfers
- A detailed info pack, guide book and map
- Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem
- Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
- Entrance fees (where applicable)
- Transport should you need to skip a stage
- Travel Insurance
- Additional nights
When To Go
You can start your Pembrokeshire Coast Path Walk anytime between March and the beginning of October.
Time of Year
You can enjoy this walk in spring, summer or autumn/fall. In the springtime, you will encounter spring flowers, for example, woods that may be full of bluebells. The summer should be slightly warmer, but perhaps a little busier. The autumn/fall will be quieter and a lovely time to walk this coast path.
Getting to the Start
By Train/Bus - You can catch the train from Swansea (1H30) or Cardiff (1H) to Kilgetty. From here you can catch a bus to Amroth (30min). There are direct trains from Swansea to Tenby and they take about 1H45. You can also take the train from Cardiff, but this involves one change. More information on trains is available on the Trainline website. For general public transportation information please visit the Traveline.
By Car—Please note that there are limited spaces available in Amroth and Tenby and we always advise that you use public transport wherever possible.
By Air - Cardiff is the closest airport, Bristol is also an option as are the London airports.
Getting from the End
By Rail/Bus—From St Dogmaels the best way to travel is to catch the bus back to Fishguard (35mins) and then the train to Cardiff (1H30). We can also provide a telephone number for a taxi firm who will take you all the way back to Amroth for a reasonable cost.
Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 18kg per person. Please ensure that you do not bring more than one bag of 18kg as if this occurs, the luggage transfer company will ask you to pay an additional fee (approx. £8.00 per day, per bag). This additional payment, should it be necessary, needs to be made locally to the driver and in cash. All luggage need to labelled, as if they are not labelled, we cannot guarantee that they will reach you at the next accommodation.
If you are travelling from far afield and do have more than one bag it is possible to arrange for the extra luggage to be stored whilst you are on the tour. (There may be a small charge for this). These additional bags would be picked up at your accommodation at the start point and dropped off wherever you finish depending on the itinerary you choose to do. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.
There is a great wealth of information on the National Trail Website and this also has up to date diversions so it is worth a look before you set off on your walk. Another good website is the Visit Pembrokeshire Website which has detailed information and may help with deciding on which part of the trail you are looking to walk.
Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a day pack.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.
We offer a range of itineraries with differing daily distances so you can find an itinerary that suits your preferred level of activity. If you currently don’t enjoy an active lifestyle, we suggest regular walking in hilly terrain supplemented by cardiovascular exercise before your walk. A good gym or personal trainer will be able to draw up a personalised training programme.
We suggest you book as soon as you know your plans as Pembrokeshire is extremely popular especially over April/May and July/August.
You will need good walking shoes/boots (ideally waterproof), comfortable walking clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, a day pack and hats/gloves etc. A full equipment list is included in your information pack.
This walking holiday is best enjoyed between March and mid-October. Springtime weather can be changeable but usually is the driest time of year, from March to June.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate walkers with dogs as many of the accommodation providers we use do not accept pets.
You can use public transport or local taxis to continue to your next overnight stop. In some cases, the baggage transfer service that takes your bags on to your next accommodation may be able to assist. Our office can assist with helpful advice should you need to arrange transport for yourself or anyone in your party.
ItineraryDay 1 Arrive Amroth and overnight
Amroth is a small village, know for it's long sandy beach in low tide. It is located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is the start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
You can catch the train from Swansea (1H30) or Cardiff (1H) to Kilgetty. From here you can catch a bus to Amroth (30min).
This family run guest house provides a wonderful start to your Pembrokeshire Coast Path, providing clean and comfortable en-suite rooms. Julia and Stuart offer a warm welcome where you can relax and unwind in the garden, lounge or conservatory.
Built in 1803, Colby Lodge is set in National Trust woodland gardens. A beautiful and secluded location, Colby Lodge offers en-suite bedroom accommodation in well-appointed rooms with quality bedding and towels to pamper yourself with. All rooms have wifi, TV, tea and coffee facilities. A warm welcome and hearty breakfast awaits you.
This family run B&B provides walkers comfortable accommodation, a great start to your walking adventure. Moreton House has its own kitchen where you are welcome to prepare a meal or the centre of Saundersfoot is a 20 minute walk away and offers plenty of choice for dinner.
The first section of the walk from Amroth follows undulating paths through a mix of woodland cliff-top walking, sandy coves onto the colourful village of Tenby.
In the Guest House there’s a well-stocked bar and a large guest lounge with wide screen Freeview TV and DVD facilities. All guest rooms have the usual features, including Free Wi-Fi, Tea and Coffee Making facilities and free onsite parking.
Most of the bedrooms overlook the harbour with views across the Carmarthen Bay. The rooms in this Georgian hotel have private bathrooms and some rooms also offer seaside views. Guests can relax with the TV and free tea and coffee.
Ivy Bank Guest House was built in 1895 as a fine Victorian home. It has been run as a guest house continuously since 1945. They have 5 guest rooms which are all en-suite and have all the amenities you require for a lovely overnight stay.
Today's walk is one of the most popular sections of the path. You will enjoy beaches, sheltered bays and great picnic spots. There are a few steep sections, as to be expected and paths are cleverly chosen to skirt around MoD areas.
As you approach Manorbier you will spot Manorbier Castle. It is located just of the path and you may want to explore before approaching the town. (Opening times can be found online.)
Nestled on mature grounds Castlemead is in a wooded valley overlooking Manorbier Bay, each room features an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms also boast far-reaching views of the sea. The family-run restaurant offers 4-star food made with locally sourced produce and a daily changing menu. You can relax in the elegant guest lounge and a cosy sun room with views of the countryside and they also have sheltered garden where you can enjoy alfresco dining in the summer.
The beautiful coastline scenery will continue today as you make your way round the green cliffs. As you pass Stackpole Quay the cliffs progress to limestone, droppibng dramatically to the sea, offering a differnt perspective to today's walk. Why not visit the National Trust Boathouse Tearoom offering a selection of sandwiches and cakes.
A warm welcome awaits you from Alex, Mallika and the rest of the team at this quiet country retreat where you can enjoy a restful stay or a good meal. All rooms are welcoming and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and come with excellent facilities including Freeview TV, independently controlled central heating, tea and coffee making facilities & complimentary biscuits. They have a lovely restaurant serving good-value meals all day featuring home-cooked, fresh local ingredients.
Gary and Becky would like to welcome you to the award winning Stackpole Inn; with a restaurant and rooms. The four fabulous, newly renovated high quality king size en-suite rooms are on two levels. Breakfast is served in the restaurant with various options that can include full Welsh breakfast or smoked salmon, scrambled eggs using fresh farm eggs, fresh fruit and cereal and homemade marmalade. The chefs will cater for all special diets.
On today's walk you will pass Freshwater West, known locally as "Fresh-west." This is one of the coast's best known surfing areas. Depending on the time of year you may have the chance to taste some of the fantastic seafood from the quirky local food van, made from an old fishing boat.
The scenery from here is spectacular, passing wonderful sea cliffs with some steep ups and downs.
Hibernia Inn is located on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline and offers comfortable country Inn accommodation with the restaurant offering excellent local suppers, they offer an excellent choice of meals and offer vegetarian meals and house specialties.
Penfro B&B offers wonderful accommodation in this grade 2 listed Georgian mansion dating back to the 1970’s. Comfortable and traditional rooms offer walkers a pleasant night’s stay.
A lovely modern, comfortable B&B located just off the water’s edge. Expect a warm welcome from Madeline and James and lovely locally sourced ingredients for breakfast. Both rooms are furnished to a high standard and have all the amenities you require for a lovely overnight stay. In the evening you can relax in the guest lounge, with comfortable seating, a wood burner, free Wi-Fi and a selection of books and magazines.
Wonderful award-winning beaches and sheltered bays make for great picnic spots on this section.
Pembroke is located close the river, steeped in history there are a number of interesting structures including a 900 year old Norman castle and other historical ruins.
The Woodbine B&B offers cosy accommodation in the village of Pembroke which is steeped in history. Their aim is to provide you with a warm, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. All rooms have central heating, colour TV/DVD, Radio, Alarm clock, Hair dryer and Tea/Coffee making facilities. They can also cater for special dietary requirements with prior notice.
Penfro B&B offers wonderful accommodation in this grade 2 listed Georgian mansion dating back to the 1970’s. Comfortable and traditional rooms offer walkers a pleasant night’s stay.
Where old meets new is probably the best way to describe the Coach House Hotel. A truly medieval feeling in a fully modern hotel. In fact, the Coach House Hotel has all the mod cons, including wireless internet, satellite TV and many other extras available for our guests.
On today's walk to you leave Pembroke and cross the Cleddau Bridge, you can enjoy views across the estury. At some points the routes can becme quite industrial, following power stations and oil refineries before heading inland passing through fields and woodland to reach Milford Haven.
The route carrying onto Sandy Haven will vary depending on the tides. Time it correctly and you will cross Sandy Haven Pill via the stepping stones.
A peaceful 18th century farmhouse set in a sheltered garden with the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath on the doorstep. All home comforts, home cooking, en-suite and central heating backed up by log fires on chilly evenings. Whatever the season Skerryback is the perfect place to stay with its real fires and bracing coastal walks in winter or its sheltered garden and flower bedecked cliff path in summer.
Just because you are enjoying the amazing walking around the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, it doesn't mean you have to forgo the luxury and pampering you also want on a getaway break. This 4-star quality accommodation is designed for peaceful relaxation, from deep comfortable beds to local and organic produce; rewarding you after a day out in Pembrokeshire
The Taberna Inn is located at the top of the village street offering good food and drink along with comfortable accommodation. They have a lounge, a bar and two separate restaurants.
Today's rewarding views will include a mixture of gentle cliffs, small wooded valleys, bays and woodland. You will have the oppertunity to vist Marloes Sands, at low tide you can explore the rock pools and small bays. The beach was used as a filiming location for the Hollywood film "Snow White and the Huntsman" in 2011.
The Clock House provides a great welcoming service. You’ll be given your own front door key and you can come and go as you please.
They offer a traditional full cooked breakfast, or you can choose from scrambled egg with smoked salmon or a continental option. They have a spacious and comfy separate resident’s lounge, as well as a friendly Café/Bar offering real coffee, teas, home-made cakes, snacks & lunches during the day, they are fully licensed and use locally sourced ingredients in their menus wherever possible. The Café/Bar is open until 5pm every day except Monday. (Open Bank Holidays Mondays).
Foxdale Guest House is a large, detached guest house fringing Marloes village. It offers warm and comfortable accommodation and has been graded 4 stars by The Welsh tourist board. The bedrooms are either en-suite or with private facilities and all have hospitality trays and colour televisions. You can choose your own breakfast daily from their very extensive menu which caters for all tastes and appetites.
A warm welcome awaits you at Monk Haven Bed & Breakfast, a very special tranquil place to stay within Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park. Nestled 1 mile from the village of St. Ishmaels in a beautiful secluded 16 acre garden and woodland valley leading to Monk Haven beach.
This stretch of the walk continues along the dramatic cliffside. You may find the continuous ascents and decents challenging but as you reach Ticklas Point views of St Brides Bay and Ramsey Island will be worth the effort.
Little Haven is a delightful little row of cottages tucked into the head of a sandy beach with several welcoming pubs. Just another 30 minutes takes you over the hill to the slightly larger town of Broad Haven.
The Crest stands in a superb clifftop location overlooking the picturesque village and cove of Little Haven. From the house and garden there are wonderful panoramic views across St. Bride’s Bay from Borough Head to Ramsey Island. Breakfast is served in the conservatory, a feature of which is the magnificence of the views out to sea. A choice of full Welsh breakfast or a substantial Continental breakfast is offered and is served between 8.30 and 9.30am. Rosie makes a point of utilising fresh local produce wherever possible.
Sunset B&B is a family run business situated in Broad Haven within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with stunning views of the sea and open countryside. Both rooms are individually decorated, and all have flat screen TV’s, DVD player, hospitality tray, hairdryer and central heating.
Anchor Guest House is on the sea front and faces westwards onto the beautiful safe and sandy beach at Broad Haven. The rooms all feature flat-screen colour televisions with a built-in DVD player, a clock radio incorporating a CD player as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
The path continues north past secretive coves and wide open beaches, popular with surfers, to Newgale. Here the hard work starts with some steep ascents and descents but you can look forward to arriving in the village of Solva, probably the prettiest village in Pembrokeshire.
Bank House B&B is a 17th century building close by to the restaurants, pubs and local shops of Solva. The B&B offers two spacious en suite rooms with tea and coffee making facilities, TV and Wi-Fi.
The Cambrian Inn has fresh and tastefully decorated en-suite rooms situated above the main restaurant, the rooms, each named after one of Pembrokeshire's island reserves, are designed to provide you with your own place of refuge after a hard day on the coastal path. Breakfast is served in our bright and sunny (fingers crossed!) breakfast room off the main bar. The main dining room, with its exposed stonework, original pitch pine beams and contemporary furnishings provides the perfect environment for dinner.
Ty Llwyd is a home from home, Paula will be there to greet you and ensure your stay is a memorable one. From Aga cooked breakfasts to her complimentary homemade cakes served at tea time in either the private lounge or the light conservatory you are sure to have a relaxing evening after a day’s walking!
On todays walk you will experience a feeling of isolation as you wander along the windswept wild headlands. If you are lucky you may spot seals along the shoreline or perhaps a school of dolphins on a clear day.
A warm welcome and delicious choice of breakfast awaits at The Coach House. St Davids is the smallest city in Britain due to its wonderful Cathedral and it’s a great place to stop. The Cathedral is a must see and you will find many places to eat in the city.
The Waterings derives its name from a sheltered cove on Ramsey Island, the only deep water safe haven of the St David’s Peninsula, where in days gone by sailing ships anchored overnight and took on fresh water. Situated in a quiet relaxing location close to the National Park Visitor Centre, the Waterings is a short walk from the city centre and its 800 year old Cathedral.
Ideally located for exploring some of Pembrokeshires most beautiful beaches, the Grove Hotel is a fantastic place to relax after your walk. As well as comfortable rooms, the Grove Hotel also offers a fantastic restaurant with options to suit every taste.
Although todays walk is shorter than the others it is by no means less challenging. In some coves you will find the remains of old mining buildings and tram lines.
Your hosts Heather and Paul will welcome you to Cranog, their Edwardian villa bed and breakfast. The rooms are equipped with television, drink- making facilities, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer and shaving point. A full Welsh breakfast is provided for you in the morning.
Old Cartlett House is set in the village of Trefin, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The coastal path and secluded beach at Aberfelin are just a five-minute walk from the house. The owners, Martyn and Sue, provide a warm welcome with a homely, friendly relaxed atmosphere. The house is full of character, some parts dating back to the sixteenth century. The two guest rooms overlook the large garden, where you can relax next to the pond, or take tea on the lawn or in the summerhouse.
The farmhouse was built in 1864 and later extended and modernised in 1980. In 1840 it was just 13 acres and was made up of 8 small fields. In 1967 a farmer bought the farm which was now approx 70 acres, it is now in total 160 acres.
Before reaching Pwll Deri be sure to keep an eye out for the stones of Carreg Sampson, marking a neolithic burial site. If the weather is favourable you may want to stop at Pwllcrochan, this sheltered cove is a great location to stop for a swim. A more challenging route follows as paths take a steep ascent upwards.
Abr-Felin offeres a great oppertunity for seal spotting.
Fern Villa is a spacious old Victorian house set in an acre of mature gardens. They provide lovely comfortable rooms which are centrally heated and carpeted. Equipped with Freeview TVs, hairdryers, extra blankets, clock radio alarms and a complimentary hospitality tray which includes tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Fresh milk and herbal teas are available on request. Towels and toiletries are provided. An iron and ironing board are available for guests use and free Wi-Fi. Their terraced gardens extend to 3/4 acres and the views from here are outstanding. Why not sit outside and relax on a summers evening and enjoy the peace and quiet.
They have 7 en-suite guestrooms which are comfortable, stylish, clean and fresh. They are furnished with solid oak furniture, hotel standard beds, Toshiba Flat screen LCD TVs, Sony clock radios and Mira Showers. Their hospitality tray includes tea, coffee, hot chocolate plus a bottle of Welsh spring water with fresh milk and herbal teas available on request. Toiletries are complimentary in each en-suite. Free wifi is available in all the rooms.
Manor Town is a 4-star guest house offering luxurious hotel accommodation. This hotel is 300 years old and is a Georgian listed townhouse. You can relax in your individually decorated room, many with original fireplaces and antique furniture. There is also a welcome tray offering complimentary spring water, fair trade tea and coffee and a wide range of toiletries, dressing gown and fluffy white towels in each room. Rooms are also all en-suite with free WIFI access.
Today you will explore some of the most unspoilt sections of the path. With fewer roads and houses you will pass through peaceful woodland areas before heading inland to Newport.
Y Garth is a luxury guest house offering you a very warm welcome! All rooms have a comfortable bed adorned with co-ordinating quality bedding, designer throws and cushions. Wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD player; radio/alarm clock; hair dryer. Well stocked hospitality tray and mini fridge with fresh milk and bottled water. Joyce's breakfasts recently earned her an AA breakfast award together with an award for “The best use of Pembrokeshire Produce in a Hospitality establishment”. The extensive breakfast menu is cooked to order and served in the light and airy dining room between 8 and 9.00a.m.
The Golden Lion is located very centrally in Newport and provides wonderful and modern rooms with en-suite facilities.
One-minute walk from the popular restaurants and cafes for which Newport is renowned. Steeple View, originally built as a sea captain’s house in 1889, has recently been fully and tastefully refurbished and is now an award winning boutique style B&B, offering comfortable, accommodation with all the amenities you require.
Please advise at check in if you would like a packed lunch prepared.
After stocking up on suppliers for the day you will start todays tough yet rewarding walk. Although shorter than others days, today will be the most challenging section due to the higher cliff along the coast. On warm days you will be rewarded with stunning views but do keep in mind that with these views you will be exposed to the elements.
Oriel Milgi a boutique B&B in the Pembrokeshire coastal village of St Dogmaels. Their contemporary B&B is only a 5 minute walk to the Teifi Estuary, a 3 minute walk to St Dogmaels Medieval Abbey ruins, Coach House museum and Y Felin working watermill. Their three en-suite guest rooms are situated on the first floor of this restored sea captain’s house around the unique spiralling Georgian staircase. The rooms are all non-smoking and feature the following: contemporary wooden shutters, bespoke handmade rustic wooden head boards, luxury mattress, 100 ‰ pure french linen sheets, ipod dock, TV/dvd, hairdryer, luxury towels and original artwork and prints from their collection.
Gill and Antosh will give you a warm welcome as you finish your last leg of your walking trip. They have 3 rooms are en-suite and some rooms have views over the Teifi Estuary.
As a former Baptist chapel Bethsaida is a unique 4* graded B&B retaining many of its original features located in St Dogmaels, North Pembrokeshire. This is your chance to have a room named after its original stained glass window, sleep in a bed with a pew headboard, and after that good nights' rest join the owners for a full Welsh breakfast in the dining room behind the former pulpit. The sense of serenity is still retained in this ideal, purpose redesigned accommodation. All their rooms have their own en suite as well as an individually adapted pew headboard, television, tea and coffee making facilities, a radio alarm clock and hair dryer.
From St Dogmaels the best way to travel is to catch the bus back to Fishguard (35mins) and then the train to Cardiff (1H30).
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