The Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be a challenging country walk along the predominantly unspoilt coastline of Pembrokeshire. Much of the Coast Path is characterised by an unguarded, cliff top footpath with the path surface being maintained in its natural state.
As you follow the undulations of the coastal landscape from cliff top to beach, the ascents and descents along the route are the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest!
But you don’t have to walk it all at once and whether you are looking for huge challenge or a scenic stroll, there are options for all, including some short sections that are suitable for those with wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Some sections can be challenging in places, the path surfaces may be narrow, uneven and changeable according to prevailing weather conditions so you will need to be reasonably fit.
Our Planning your walk section will give you a better understanding of what to expect from the nature of the terrain, as will our Google Street View page. The Coast Path Safety Code below is underpinned by the advice to keep safe and keep to the path in this natural coastal environment.
Please follow the Coast Path Safety Code
- Keep to the Path, away from cliff edges and overhangs
- Always supervise children, especially near cliff edges
- Walking surfaces can vary considerably with the weather. Always wear strong footwear with a good grip and ankle support
- Wear or carry warm and waterproof clothing
- Cliff-top walking can be dangerous in high winds
- Beware of taking shortcuts across beaches – you may be cut off by the tide. Swimming can also be dangerous
- Do not sit under cliffs or climb them
- Keep dogs under close control
- The Coast Path is managed for walkers; it is not safe or lawful to cycle or ride horses along most of the Coast Path.
More on Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Walk the Path on Google Street View
You can view the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail on Google Street View.
Dogs on the Coast Path
Information on walking with your dog responsibly on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.
North to south or south to north?
Most of the guides, are written as if one is walking from St Dogmael's to Amroth. The stiles and gates have numbers on with number one being near Pen ...
Beaches and Tides
The highest tides cover parts of the Coast Path for an hour or so. It is a long extra walk to go around these. It is best to just wait until the water...
Maintaining the Coast Path
In maintaining the Coast Path, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority aims to balance the quality of the walking the experience with the safe...
Wildlife along the Path
The cliffs, headlands, coastal slopes, heaths and dune grasslands through which the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail passes, support some of th...
History along the Path
When you walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail you are not just walking through a geographical landscape, you’re also taking a jour...