The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a stunning 299 km trail following the coastline of Pembrokeshire from St. Dogmaels to Amroth. The entire trail can be walked in about 12 days, although I took 15 days in total, inlcuding travel to the start and travel back home after the finish. Although the path is long, it is not very difficult or intense, so even for those new to long-distance hiking this is a very suitable path. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is now one of my favourite hikes with beautiful coastline, spectacular cliffs, gorgeous secluded beaches, amazing blue water, and colourful heather.
As you follow the coastline for the entire lenght of the walk, it is very easy to navigate and waymarking is also quite good. I did carry this guidebook for the route and information on sights along the trail. In summer there is a walkers bus, which means there can be quite a number of daywalkers along the trail with certain sections more popular than others. I did not meet many hikers who were walking the entire trail in the same direction as I did, and those I did meet were mostly staying in B&Bs rather than camping.
Watch a day to day summary of this adventure in my vlogs below.
I walked the Pembrokeshire Coast Path between 7 and 21st of August 2021 and had days with excellent weather and some rainy days, with strong winds nearly every day. There are plenty of campsites along the way and I did not make any bookings in advance. Wildcamping is also possible but not always as easy due to the uneven terrain with steep cliffs. Also, the national park is actually quite a narrow strip with farmlands immediately next to it, which meant that going off trail for a couple hunderd metres for a secluded campsite was mostly not an option. The blue stars on the map below represent the campsites I stayed at while the red stars are my wildcamp locations.
Overall, this long-distance trail exceeded my expectations and I would without a doubt recommend this hike along the spectacular Pembrokeshire coast. This is a definite 5-star hike, so let’s get outside!