Pembrokeshire Coast

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 Sea kayaking around the Pembrokeshire coast, Wales  (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)  

Sea kayaking around the Pembrokeshire coast, Wales (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales) 

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Why Go To the Pembrokeshire COast?

Just some of things you can do on the Pembrokeshire Coast that you can't do anywhere else...

  • Boast that you've been to Britain's only completely coastal national park
  • Enjoy some of Britan's very best beaches, surfing and windsurfing / kitesurfing spots
  • Walk the entire thing on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Want to find out more? Read on for great photos, articles, videos, top tips and other content to fire up your adventure appetite. Got a question? Ask away.


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Britain's only fully coastal National Park has 260 miles of coastline - impressive cliffs, big sandy beaches, small sandy beaches, wooded estuaries, wild inland hills, harbours, coves and several wildlife-rich islands close by... and a few more sandy beaches. So it won't be a surprise to hear it's a great watersports destination. The entire coast is also walkable thanks to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of three long-distance national trails in Wales, and part of the newfangled Wales Coast Path. Highest point: Foel Cwmcerwyn (536m).

The essential journey on the Pembrokeshire coast is unsurprisingly the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which now forms part of the Wales Coast Path, and it's spectacular.

 Surfing at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire  (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

Surfing at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

 Walkers on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Wales  (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

Walkers on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Wales (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

Getting To the Pembrokeshire COast, Maps & Guides

Getting there: Drive from Cardiff (2 hrs), or train to Haverfordwest (4 hrs). Drive from London (4.5), or train (5.5 hrs).

Travel times from where you are: See Pembrokeshire on Google Maps.

Maps: Find the right Ordnance Survey maps and / or get a month's free subscription to their excellent OS Maps app.

Guidebooks: CHECK No dedicated guidebooks - best bet is the Rough Guide to Wales or Lonely Planet's equivalent.

Walking route guidance: Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Tourist board: Visit Pembrokeshire or Pembrokeshire Coast national park.


Even More Pembrokeshire COast Adventure Inspiration

 Is that really Britain? Damn right... it's Tenby, Pembrokeshire  (Creative Commons)

Is that really Britain? Damn right... it's Tenby, Pembrokeshire (Creative Commons)

What the world would look like if God was a geology teacher.
— Lonely Planet

A little light Pembrokeshire reading for you...

Two very different short films about Pembrokeshire (language, Timothy..)

 

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More films!


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