Pembrokeshire - where amazing adventures await and new discoveries are made.
Lapped by sea on three sides, Pembrokeshire has the perks of an island, as well as the cultural riches befitting a dramatically scenic corner of Southwest Wales. An area of outstanding natural beauty. This extraordinary synthesis attracts free thinkers and creative types of all sorts, beguiling all of us who are proud to call this remarkable place our home, and most of our visitors too.
Not surprisingly, with a deep connection to the ocean, Pembrokeshire is a haven for exhilarating water sports, spectacular coastal walks and the freshest seafood.
Our landscape is protected by the unique Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where along its shores you’ll find the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The 186 miles of meandering trail visits coves and harbours, over 50 beaches, through vibrant towns and villages, brimming with life, culture and creativity, oh yes and the smallest city in Britain: St Davids.
Away from the coast, Pembrokeshire is fantastic for family holidays – there’s no end of choice; adventure parks, castles, boat trips and family festivals, they are just some of the things to do and events that will lift your spirits and create lasting memories.
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The Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Opened in 1970 and hugging the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline for a spectacular 186 miles or 299km, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path forms the longest and oldest established section of the Wales Coast Path.
Stretching from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the Path takes in some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain, as well as almost every kind of maritime landscape – from steep limestone cliffs and undulating red sandstone bays, to volcanic headlands, beaches, estuaries and flooded glacial valleys.
Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as evidence of human activity from Neolithic times to the present.
Completing the Coast Path in one go, taking on average between 10 to 15 days, is quite an undertaking. The ascents and descent are said to be the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest – 35,000 feet!
Most visitors walk a short section at a time with the help of a Coast Path mileage chart, adding a piece to the jigsaw each time they visit and make good use of the coastal bus service, which serves the rural communities and coast path walkers.