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Highlights of the Pembrokeshire Coast

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    twin-centre
    and
  • Activity level
  • Call usfor dates and prices
  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    Daily Departures from 13 May '21 to 24 Oct '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights twin-centre accommodation in and hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers
  • Map case
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, coastal routes, island exploring

United Kingdom: Wales

Highlights of the Pembrokeshire Coast

  • Walk the best of the northern and southern sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail
  • Contrasting landscapes: wild remote cliffs, untouched hidden coves, golden 'Blue flag' beaches, sleepy bays
  • Superb bird spotting opportunities - including guillemots and razorbills
  • Historic St David's, the smallest city in Britain and picture perfect Tenby
  • Superb coastal views over Ramsey Island, Skomer and Skokholm

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stretches a staggering 299km along the South Wales coastline from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south. The area was first designated a National Park in 1952 with the famous path itself becoming the first national trail in Wales when it opened in 1970. The trail makes for incredibly scenic hiking, with contrasting landscapes ranging from the wild remote headlands of the north to the legendary castle ruins and rock sea pillars of the south. Dotted along the coastline you'll find traditional fishing villages barely touched by tourism, tiny hidden coves and pristine sandy beaches.

This twin centre walking holiday incorporates some of the best walking on both the northern and southern sections of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path but without the more challenging hiking of the northernmost trails. Your base for the first 3 nights is pretty St David's, Britain's smallest city and home to the impressive 12th Century St David's cathedral and Gothic Bishops' Palace. The area boasts some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in Pembrokeshire and you will discover its immaculate beaches, tranquil harbour villages and rugged cliffs, with a good chance of spotting colonies of guillemots, razorbills and cormorants. There's also the option to take a boat trip out to the nearby islands - including Skomer, the natural habitat of the area's renowned puffins!

Then you head to Pembrokeshire's southern shores and vibrant Tenby, with its gorgeous sandy beaches, offshore 19th century fort and pastel coloured esplanade. Your walks here take you over undulating clifftop trails, passing Norman castles, towering sea stacks and unspoilt bays.

Your accommodation in St David's and Tenby is family run and in prime locations, with comfortable ensuite rooms as standard. Full Welsh breakfasts are included daily to set you up for a full day's walking whilst evening meals have been left to you so you can choose from the wealth of superb pubs and restaurants available locally.



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day-by-day itinerary

Walking information

The walking is mainly along coastal tracks and paths with some woodland sections. There are many ascents and descents as you dip in and out of beaches and bays. As you are walking over high cliffs, often with sheer drops down to the sea, a head for heights is necessary.




We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in St David's

Take time for a stroll to the city's famous cathedral before your briefing.
You stay at the Tŷ Boia B&B (breakfast included)

Day 2: Whitesands to St David's 12km/7.5mi/4.5hr

We take you to the appropriately named Whitesands Bay. From here follow the path to St Justinian's, a small harbour with its lifeboat stations dramatically nestled in the low cliff face. There are spectacular views of Ramsey island as far as Pen Dal-aderyn, the most western point in Wales, then the vast expanse of St Bride's Bay dramatically opens up before you.
You stay at the Tŷ Boia B&B (breakfast included)

Day 3: Solva to St David's 10km/6mi/3hr

After a private transfer to the pretty harbour village of Solva, follow the Solva River to the coast and the stunning natural sea arch at Gewni Island. There are tremendous views of unspoilt cliffs and beyond, to the islands of Skomer and Skokholm. Continue to St Non's Bay and the panoramic ruins of St Non's Chapel, said to be the birthplace of St David himself, before returning to St David's.
You stay at the Tŷ Boia B&B (breakfast included)

Day 4: Elegug Stacks to Stackpole Quay 13.5km/8.5mi/3.5hr

Start the day with a small detour to the Green Bridge of Wales, a spectacular natural sea arch with superb sea vistas. The route then hugs the coast to Huntsman's Leap, an impressive narrow chasm cut deep into the cliff face, and the iconic St Govan's chapel. Spot the resident otters at the nature reserve in Bosherton, famous for its resplendent waterlily strewn lakes, then it's truly sublime walking over flat limestone cliffs to the stunning Barafundle Bay. We meet you in Stackpole Quay and take you to Tenby, home for the next 3 nights.
You stay at the Giltar Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 5: Manorbier to Tenby 14km/9mi/4hr

A morning transfer to pretty Manorbier with its dune backed shores and brooding Norman castle ruins, then set off for King's Quoit, a Neolithic burial chamber perched high on the cliff top overlooking Manorbier Bay. Then it's on to the impressive arches, hidden caves and rocky coves of Skrinkle Haven. There's the option to detour around the Lydstep Point for more superb vistas, before you take to the cliffs again as you head to Tenby.
You stay at the Giltar Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 6: Amroth to Tenby 12km/7.5mi/3.5hr

We take you to Amroth and its 'submerged forest' - a series of 5000 year old tree stumps which magically appear on the beach at low tide. Continue to Wiseman's Bridge, a tiny village with a rocky beach, before heading through disused mining railway tunnels to picturesque Saundersfoot. A fish and chip lunch overlooking the lovely beach perhaps, then an undulating woodland path takes you back to Tenby.
You stay at the Giltar Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 7: Leave Tenby

Please note on days 4 & 5, sections of the path go through MOD ground. These may not be accessible if the MOD is firing; alternative routes will be provided

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Tŷ Boia, St David's

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You're guaranteed a warm Irish-Welsh welcome by owners Steve and Orla at the Ty Boia B&B, with hot drinks and freshly baked treats at check in! Just a stone's throw from St David's famous cathedral and the shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants in this tiny city, the breakfasts here are of great repute locally, with Steve and Orla making their own preserves, marmalade, seasonal compote, soda bread and Glamorgan Sausages for their guests.The bedrooms here are contemporary and comfortable, and decorated with local woollen fabrics and artwork.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

The Giltar Hotel, Tenby

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The GIltar Hotel boasts a prime location in the very heart of Tenby, situated on the town's pastel coloured esplanade, overlooking the South Beach and Caldey Island. It dates back to Victorian times and today boasts comfortable, modern rooms, all of which are ensuite. Headwater customers are allocated the premier double rooms here. The hotel also boasts the stylish Cwtch Bar Lounge - with Victorian fire place, sash windows and glorious sea view.


Room upgrades: Premier room with sea view and Deluxe room with sea view
The deluxe rooms are much larger than premier rooms and have king size beds and roll top baths. They have a luxurious feel with individually designed decors, and have spectacular sea views from the large bay windows.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

Tŷ Boia, St David's

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You're guaranteed a warm Irish-Welsh welcome by owners Steve and Orla at the Ty Boia B&B, with hot drinks and freshly baked treats at check in! Just a stone's throw from St David's famous cathedral and the shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants in this tiny city, the breakfasts here are of great repute locally, with Steve and Orla making their own preserves, marmalade, seasonal compote, soda bread and Glamorgan Sausages for their guests.The bedrooms here are contemporary and comfortable, and decorated with local woollen fabrics and artwork.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

The Giltar Hotel, Tenby

Hair dryer icon

The GIltar Hotel boasts a prime location in the very heart of Tenby, situated on the town's pastel coloured esplanade, overlooking the South Beach and Caldey Island. It dates back to Victorian times and today boasts comfortable, modern rooms, all of which are ensuite. Headwater customers are allocated the premier double rooms here. The hotel also boasts the stylish Cwtch Bar Lounge - with Victorian fire place, sash windows and glorious sea view.


Room upgrades: Premier room with sea view and Deluxe room with sea view
The deluxe rooms are much larger than premier rooms and have king size beds and roll top baths. They have a luxurious feel with individually designed decors, and have spectacular sea views from the large bay windows.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 6 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Twin-centre accommodation in and hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking transfers

Map case


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

Please call for prices

We do not currently have departure dates and prices available on-line. The season may have ended for this tour, or we are still in the process of adding these details to our website. Please contact us for further details.

Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 1 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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