The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs for 186 miles along the most breathtaking coastline in Britain. Stretching between St Dognaels in the north to Amroth in the South, the route crosses a wonderful variety of coastal landscapes. You will walk along rugged cliff tops, descend to sheltered coves, cross wide open beaches and meandering estuaries.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has something to offer all year round. In fact many people prefer to walk it during the cooler and quieter months. In the busy summer months accommodation may be difficult to find, so be sure to book early. The independent hostels listed below offer accommodation along the route, combined with traditional YHA hostels you have the recipe for a low cost and exhilarating walking holiday
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path (also know as the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path) is quite a challenging route. It takes on average 10-15 days to walk from end to end. The ascents and descents amount to 35,000ft, which is roughly equivalent to climbing Everest. So a certain amount of pre-walk training is recommended. The route is very well way marked, but as always it is a good idea to take a guide book and map. As well as offering a the wonderful variety of breathtaking scenery, the area is rich in bird life and coastal flowers. If you are lucky you may also spot seals and wild ponies.
Opened in 1970, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path was the first national trail in Wales. An exhilarating and inspirational walk it passes an incredible 58 beaches and 14 harbours! The entire length of the route is covered by the Pembrokeshire coastal bus service. As a fair proportion of the route crosses areas that are scarcely populated, this regular bus service and is very popular with walkers ferrying them to and from their overnight lodgings.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is part of the 870 mile Wales Coast Path, a natural extension for those intrepid souls among you!
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