A magnificent journey up, down and along 180 miles (288 km) of coastline. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path's hills may not be long, but they are short, steep and plentiful.

Pembrokeshire Sign Post

For much of the trail you will be ascending or descending as you work your way along the coast and through several small settlements en route.

With the proximity to the sea, there's plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife, such as seals, birds and more.

Imagine ending each day with a spectacular sunset over the sea before a dinner by the beach.

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Map of Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Route facts

  • Length 180 miles (288 km)
  • Ascent 36089 ft (11000 m)
  • High point 548 ft (167 m)
  • Ascent per km 38 m
  • Start and Finish
  • St. Dogmaels/Amroth
  • Grade
  • Moderate to Extreme  
  • Season
  • 2nd January to 24th December

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  • Heading towards St Ann's Head

    Heading towards St Ann's Head.

  • St Bride's Bay, taken by Michael James

    St Bride's Bay, taken by Michael James.

  • Porthgain's sheltered harbour

    Porthgain's sheltered harbour.

Trail profile

Cleveland Way Profile

Itineraries

5 nights
4 days running

Grade: Extreme

St Dogmaels

71 km (44.5 miles) and 3280 m (10761 ft) ascent

Trefin (PCP)

77 km (48 miles) and 3287 m (10784 ft) ascent

Marloes

75 km (47 miles) and 2117 m (6946 ft) ascent

Angle

65 km (40.5 miles) and 2255 m (7398 ft) ascent

Amroth

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Tour code: TPCP-1

Price £575 per person

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6 nights
5 days running

Grade: Strenuous

St Dogmaels

45 km (28 miles) and 1908 m (6260 ft) ascent

Goodwick/Fishguard

57 km (35.5 miles) and 2910 m (9547 ft) ascent

St David's

58 km (36 miles) and 2360 m (7743 ft) ascent

Dale

63 km (39.5 miles) and 1479 m (4852 ft) ascent

Angle

65 km (40.5 miles) and 2255 m (7398 ft) ascent

Amroth

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Tour code: TPCP-2

Price £630 per person

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8 nights
7 days running

Grade: Challenging

St Dogmaels

45 km (28 miles) and 1908 m (6260 ft) ascent

Goodwick/Fishguard

26 km (16 miles) and 1320 m (4331 ft) ascent

Trefin (PCP)

39 km (24.5 miles) and 1891 m (6204 ft) ascent

Solva

50 km (31 miles) and 2075 m (6808 ft) ascent

Dale

43 km (27 miles) and 1137 m (3730 ft) ascent

Pembroke

43 km (27 miles) and 854 m (2802 ft) ascent

Bosherston

42 km (26 miles) and 1731 m (5679 ft) ascent

Amroth

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Tour code: TPCP-3

Price £760 per person

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13 nights
12 days running

Grade: Moderate

St Dogmaels

24 km (15 miles) and 963 m (3159 ft) ascent

Newport

21 km (13 miles) and 963 m (3159 ft) ascent

Goodwick/Fishguard

26 km (16 miles) and 1320 m (4331 ft) ascent

Trefin (PCP)

19 km (12 miles) and 1142 m (3747 ft) ascent

Porth Mawr/Whitesands Bay

20 km (12.5 miles) and 732 m (2402 ft) ascent

Solva

17 km (10.5 miles) and 754 m (2474 ft) ascent

Little Haven

21 km (13 miles) and 978 m (3209 ft) ascent

Marloes

37 km (23 miles) and 1019 m (3343 ft) ascent

Milford Haven

36 km (22.5 miles) and 807 m (2648 ft) ascent

Angle

25 km (15.5 miles) and 500 m (1640 ft) ascent

Bosherston

19 km (12 miles) and 775 m (2543 ft) ascent

Manorbier

23 km (14.5 miles) and 965 m (3166 ft) ascent

Amroth

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Tour code: TPCP-4

Price £1005 per person

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Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are running on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:

  • Solo Runner Supplement: £30 per person / per night
  • Single Supplement: £25 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

  • Extra night (Standard): £50 per person / per night
  • Extra night (St David's): £55 per person / per night
  • Extra night (St Dogmaels): £55 per person / per night

The price you pay includes:

  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
  • Emergency assistance.

Detailed travel information is sent to you on booking, but we have provided a summary below.

Air

The most convenient major cities and international airports are Bristol International and Rhoose-Cardiff International Airport

Rail

The nearest railway station to the start of the trail (St Dogmaels) is Fishguard and Goodwick, although Carmarthen may be more convenient. There are fairly frequent bus services between Carmarthen and St Dogmaels or Fishguard and St Dogmaels (via Cardigan). The nearest railway stations to the end of the trail (Amroth) are Kilgetty and Tenby. Buses are more frequent between Amroth and Tenby.

From London – Trains run regularly between Heathrow or Gatwick Airports and Carmarthen (most convenient railway station for St Dogmaels). From Tenby/Kilgetty (nearest railway stations to Amroth), there are regular trains to Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport (using the Heathrow Express Shuttle from London Paddington).

Car

For advice on driving to the start of the trail, please visit www.theaa.com which has a very useful route planner.

Returning to the start

The easiest way to return to the start of the trail (St Dogmaels) is to take the bus from Amroth to either Kilgetty or Tenby and then take a train either to Fishguard or Carmarthen. From Fishguard or Carmarthen, travel back to St Dogmaels by bus or taxi.
Adding extra nights into your holiday is highly recommended on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path; not only do they give you chance to rest and recover before continuing on your run, but it also allows you plenty of opportunity to discover hidden gems in the various locations that you might have otherwise missed.

For example, Newport is an excellent choice for a rest day. This delightful little town has an interesting collection of shops, cafes and inns, and makes for an ideal base from which to visit the nearby Wye Valley – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – as well as the Vale of Usk, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Forest of Dean. There are also plenty of historical landmarks to discover around the local area, and those looking for an adrenaline rush can speed around the track at Supakart Karting.

You could also choose the charming community of Marloes in which to spend an extra night. Surrounded on most sides by the sea, the town offers some wonderful cliff scenery and sandy beaches to enjoy, as well as all the usual shops and eateries typically found in seaside towns. Keen nature lovers can also take a boat trip to the nature reserve islands of Skomer and Skokholm, famous for their large populations of seabirds including puffins and Manx Shearwaters.

Pembroke is another tempting option. Spending an extra night here gives you plenty of time to discover all that this brilliant town has to offer, including its magnificent Norman castle, a mix of traditional Tudor and Georgian houses, two historic churches and a pleasant collection of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The local area also offers a variety of challenging activities, including rock-climbing, surfing, canoeing and water-skiing, guaranteed to keep even the most active holidaymakers entertained.

Many people also decide to add an extra night or two at the end of the trail in Amroth, a lovely seaside town with friendly pubs and holiday parks. While you are here, be sure to take in the bizarre petrified drowned forest when the tide is very low; the tree stumps themselves can be seen poking through the sand and have been dated back to the last Ice Age. The rest of the wide, sandy beach is perfect for walking or soaking up the sun, as well as being a popular location for swimming and windsurfing. Also nearby is the National Trust’s Colby Woodland Gardens, ideal for taking a relaxing stroll and reflecting on the completion of your trail running holiday.

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