Short Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 3.0 miles (4.9 km) 1 hour 30 minutes.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus Amroth 350/351.

CHARACTER: Fields and livestock, bridleways, seafront.Includes 410m of walking on minor roads.

LOOK OUT FOR: Amroth Church, wooded valleys and storm beach.

Amroth’s sand and pebble beach is famous for its drowned forest – at very low tides tree stumps can be seen poking through the sand and fossilised antlers, nuts, animal bones and Neolithic flints have been discovered. Amroth itself is a pleasant village with a wonderful beach.

In winter beware of the southerly storms which can strike the beach, picking up the pebble bank at the rear of the beach and throwing it across the road which runs the length of the bay. A row of cottages once stood by the road but were washed away by particularly heavy storms in the 1930s.

Amroth church was granted to the Knights of St John in 1150.

Nearby, Colby Woodland Gardens boasts one of the best collections of rhododendrons and azaleas in Wales, with bluebells and daffodils in spring, hydrangeas in summer and wonderful autumn colours.

The Woodland Gardens, owned by the National Trust, are open from April to November.

Libby Taylor, Senior National Park Ranger has done this walk. She says: “Walkers can see the submerged forest at low water on the beach and explore the pretty wooded valleys above the village. The walk passes by the lovely church at Amroth.”

Find this Walk

Grid ref: SN166072


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