Wales Coastal Path
Wales Coastal Path
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The Welsh coastline has many contrasts and really does offer something for everyone. From cliff top strolls to estuarine wanders, picturesque fishing villages to vibrant cities, industrial heritage to unconquered castles, desolate windswept beaches to bustling seasides. The Wales Coast Path not only takes you through the Welsh landscape, it takes you through its heritage and its communities.The Pembrokeshire section is home to the iconic and world-class landscape of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and wildlife rich islands. The Path (which has National Trail status here) passes through some of Britain's most spectacular and breathtaking scenery, including 58 beaches and 14 harbours and the UK's smallest city - St Davids.
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Jacki51
Cambridge, UK154 contributions
Jun 2021
While staying in St Davids, we took two walks along the coastal path, firstly from Caerfai Bay to Porthclais Harbour, where there is a NT car park and an excellent ice cream stall. Our second longer walk was from Porthclais Harbour to St Justinian's from where we caught the shuttle bus back to St Davids. The path is relatively clear overall but some parts are steep and other parts quite rocky so good footwear is advisable. Great views of Ramsey Island along the way and the path leads down to a pebble beach at one point. Both walks are popular with hikers and dog walkers.
Written June 23, 2021
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Patrick A
Cedar Falls, IA113 contributions
Sep 2022
We started in Dale, taking a cab from Milford Haven. We used the Encounter Walking service which booked our rooms and took our luggage from place to place. We did things at a decent pace of 12-17 miles a day. There was one windy day from Broad Haven to Solva which was a bit nasty but overall we had a great time for a retired couple from Iowa.
Written November 14, 2022
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Memorymaker
Pembrokeshire, UK34 contributions
Sep 2020
Living and working here in Pembrokeshire has allowed for many explorations of the wonderful coastal path and there are truly too many hidden gems to describe them all here. So my best advice would be to just book yourself a stay in the area whether you want to stay close to the Preseli Hills and travel to the path or stay right next to a part of it and find out for yourself (obviously once this pandemic is over!) what an incredible part of the world it is.

I've been fortunate to travel to many places in the world in my youth and I can honestly say Pembrokeshire's coastal path provides the most amazing memories and outstanding beauty. Whether you be a creative soul or an adventurer, young or old. There are areas for all. Enjoy !
Written January 22, 2021
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Les G
Horsham, UK70 contributions
Aug 2022
Mostly well sign posted so easy to follow with grid references on gateposts along the way.
We walked a different section each day, using the half-hourly bus service to reach our starting points where they would have been rather a walk from where we were staying in St David's.
Beautiful purple heathers, the bright yellow gorze just coming into bloom, brackens, sloe berries in abundance, pink campion, yellow ragwort, to name only a few. A colourful landscape in amongst the limestone rocks, craggy outcrops.
Sheep grazing, cows, including some highland cattle and mountain ponies near St David's Head.
Spotted Grey seals and pups in some of the sheltered bays resting.
Unfortunately, we also saw the effect of Avian flu on gannets, two separate corpses had been washed up on the beach/shore. Not to be touched but report to the RSPB.
Numerous butterflies and moths including a female Oak Eggar, and a Magpie moth, supposedly both common but we had never seen them previously.
Take care as the paths are mainly on the edge of extremely steep cliff faces with sheer drops. Dogs should always be kept on a lead but not all that we saw were!
Written August 26, 2022
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Chris W
12 contributions
Sep 2020
The breathtaking views and I do mean breathtaking. Our aim was to walk around St Davids Head from Caerfai Beach to Whitesands Bay a route described as rugged! We found we were a bit too ambitious. It took two attempts! Day 1 we started from Caerfai and got just beyond Portclais before we decided we best head back. We were within sight of Ramsey Island. Day 2 was better planned, we started from Whitesands and aimed to get the Coastal Path Bus back from Portclais. We just managed to catch the penultimate bus. Over all the walk is not too strenuous but there are places where the path is narrow and the cliffs are very high, care is needed. You also need to allow plenty of time for seal watching!
Written October 11, 2020
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trudesteiro
Nesna, Norway147 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Such a nice walk. Loved the views. The path was a bit demanding at times but all in all such a good hike. We walked from Newgale to St. Davids and used about for hours. The weather was really nice, and the path was well marked and gave us a lot of views on diffrent beaches, cliffs and and rockformations.
Written August 2, 2022
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Ruth H
Billericay, UK24 contributions
Aug 2022
We hiked from Whitesands to Solva (having left the car at Solva Harbour and taken 2 buses via St David's to get the Whitesands which was very simple).
Stunning coastline, well marked route with plenty of waymarkers and easy to follow. Took a mixed ability group 6 hours including a fairly lengthy picnic lunch. Highly recommend.
Written September 3, 2022
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gladfly
New Castle, NH1,031 contributions
Jun 2022
If you enjoy nature at its best come an do a walk. Highly recommended. Wear good hiking shoes or boots. Stunning views along the way and fresh air all around! We walked about 30 miles of different trust properties in and around the coastal paths and enjoyed all of it.
Written July 3, 2022
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Steve D
Caerleon, UK365 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The coastal path around St David’s is spectacular. The path is well maintained and easily followed. The cliffs in places are very high and have superb views. We were lucky enough to spot porpoises and watched them for 30 minutes or so. The wildlife, birds and wild flowers are something else. Highly recommended.
Written June 13, 2022
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Serenity201
Chertsey, UK232 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Camping at Caerfai Bay campsite we used the amazing coastal path a number of times with our dogs. I would recommend not for prams or small children. Dogs need to be on a lead as there are a number of sheer drop areas that they could accidentally fall from( our dog would have had I not pulled her back!). The views were amazing and invigorating.
Written August 5, 2020
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