Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Enjoy a restful break in a luxury coastal home on the edge of the Pembrokeshire National Park, within walking distance of the coast and Pembrokeshire coastal path. Erinfa 4 star B &B and 5 star self catering is the perfect base to explore the beautiful surroundings which is Pembrokeshire.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is one of Britain’s National Trails. There are 15 in England and Wales and they represent the 15 best walking trails. There are three national trails in Wales, The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Offas Dyke and Glyndwrs Way.
What makes the Pembrokeshire Coast Path so interesting is the variety of landscapes you pass through on your way along it, ranging from steep limestone cliffs, undulating red sandstone bays, volcanic headlands and flooded glacial valleys.There are also some remarkably quaint towns and villages to explore, rest, refresh and recuperate in: essential for getting your breath back after experiencing some of those views!
Don’t be put off by the length of The Coast Path. The year round Coastal Bus Services are specially designed for walkers. Travel by bus a few miles down the coast and walk back at your own pace. For timetables, go to www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coastbus/
There are also plenty of smaller circular walks. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park list 130 of them on their web site. Go to www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/walking/
Coast Path Facts
It runs for 186 miles from Poppit to Amroth
It passes 58 beaches and 14 harbours
The Pembrokeshire walkers bus services cover the entire path
The variety of landscapes en-route makes every mile unique
With north, west and south facing coasts, the views are always changing
There are some picturesque and charming towns and villages to visit en-route including Tenby, St Davids, Solva and Newport
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path twists and turns its way around the dramatic Pembrokeshire peninsula following the entire Pembrokeshire coastline for 186 miles/ 299 km.
There can be few more rewarding walking holidays than following the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Each day you are invigorated by the spectacular coastal scenery, as your walking holiday will take you across Wale’s beautiful white beaches, over cliff tops carpeted with spring and summer wild flowers, past colonies of seabirds nesting along the cliffs, and seal, porpoises and dolphin can be spotted swimming offshore. You can visit Norman castles on the coast, hermit churches. Picturesque harbours and villages and magnificent St David’s Cathedral in Britain’s smallest city.
In the Celtic Welsh language Pen-fro (bro) means lands end; it was to Pembrokeshire that the original Celtic tribes from ‘Celtic Spain’, the Iberian Peninsula and France migrated and settled along the coast. The Bluestones for Stonehenge were transported from the Preseli Mountains in north Pembrokeshire along ancient Celtic Trails and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is lined with Cromlechs, standing stones and circles. Many centuries later the Celtic Saints walked these coastal trails. St David established his church and it was from here St Patrick made his journey to Ireland in 5th Century.
Unlike many coastal walks ~ walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path you will still experience the unique sense solitude and timelessness of walking by sea.
This is Britain's only truly coastal National Park. It's a spectacular landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills, and a place of sanctuary for wildlife.
People belong here, too. They have shaped the landscape over the centuries,
leaving their mark in tombs and castles, crosses and cottages, quarries
Today this is a living, working landscape where people and nature co-exist. The National Park Authority looks after it, helps the public to enjoy and understand it, and works with local communities towards a sustainable future.