Short Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 2.3 miles (3.7km) 1 hour
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: *Strumble Shuttle 404 (*seasonal, hail and ride)
CHARACTER: Rugged coast, fields and livestock, reasonably level.
LOOK OUT FOR: Caerau Iron Age Fort.

Much of the land on the route is scarred by slate quarrying in the 19th century. ‘Sea quarries’, formed when the sea floods old quarry workings, are a unique feature of the area.

Perhaps the best example is the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddi to the north, which is worth a short detour to see. There’s an Iron Age fort at Caerau overlooking the sea.

The rugged rocks of Abereiddi Bay are made up of easily eroded Ordovician slates, rather than the surrounding harder igneous rock of St David’s Head and Strumble Head (Watch out for fossil tuning fork graptolites, plankton like organisms that lived in colonies – in the rock).

M Rose from Barry has been on this walk. She says: “Abereiddi is one of my favourite Pembrokeshire spots. I’ve both walked and kayaked around there. It’s a lovely stretch of coast – not too strenuous for walking, with lots of little coves where you can sometimes spot seal cubs in late summer.”

Text provided by the BBC

Find this Walk

Grid ref: SM797311


  • Take great care when on the Coast Path
  • Stay on the path and away from cliff edges
  • Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing
  • Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions
  • Always supervise children and dogs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them