Established in 1952, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is one of three national parks in Wales. The park, covering 243 sq miles, includes an incredible coastline of natural arches, stacks and sea caves, along with a wealth of sandy beaches and seaside towns – all can be discovered on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Away from the coast, the park also includes marshes, inland forests and the rolling Presell Hills.
Explore this extraordinary national park with our favourite walks.
One of the finest stretches on the Pembrokeshire coastline, the Marloes Peninsula takes in a long sandy beach, dramatic rock formations and clifftops of wildflowers. Map and route.
Explore the historic Welsh island of Caldey and its Cistercian abbey, where woodlands resound with birdsong and path verges blush pink in spring with clumps of thrift. Map and route.
Perched on the western fringes of Carmarthen Bay, the charming seaside towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot are designated conservation areas that offer superb Blue Flag beaches and picturesque harbours. Explore the beaches and seaside towns of south Pembrokeshire's sandy coast with a seven-mile circular walk. Map and Route.
This superb coastal walk follows the trails of some of the Dark Age saints, for whom the St Davids Peninsula was a place of pilgrimage, and passes beside the wild waters of Ramsey Sound. Map and route.
Escape to an isolated Welsh island and ramble over a rugged landscape teeming with wildlife. Map and route.
Bare and wind-bitten, the flat missile-pasture of Castlemartin Firing Range with its red flags and fences and grassy scents gives suddenly to craggy carboniferous cliffs and the tang of ocean. Map and route.
Nordic walking – somewhere between hiking and running – is a great way to explore the British countryside. Try it for yourself with ramble through one of the most captivating prehistoric landscapes in Wales. Map and route.
See puffins on one of the most accessible and important seabird colonies in north-west Europe. Map and route.
The wild and exposed headlands of the Dale and Marloes peninsulas afford superb walking and glorious views for relatively little effort – this is one of the less strenuous sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Map and route.
Discover more great walks in the British countryside here.
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