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Best walks in Pembrokeshire

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With 186 miles of wild and winding coastline, Pembrokeshire is a county famed for its beautiful bays, sands and enchanting islands. It is no wonder that Haven have three separate resorts to choose from for your stay in this magical county. 

Pembrokeshire spoils you with its stunning surroundings, which are just calling out to be explored on foot — the best way to get up close with the landscape when you stay with us at Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach or Penally Court. The National Trust coastal path runs the entire length of the coastline, meaning you’re never far from an official walking route. Below are some of the very best walks in Pembrokeshire, so get your hiking boots on and your sandwiches at the ready and head out into the Welsh wilds!

Whitesands Bay and St David’s Head Circular

Whitesands Bay and St David’s Head Circular

Distance: 4 miles

Terrain: easy to moderate

This walk is about an hour’s drive from any of our Haven holiday parks in Pembrokeshire, but is well worth the trip for the idyllic Blue Flag winning Beach and wildlife-rich hike. On the headland the rich variety of wildflowers attract hundreds of butterflies and insects for the keen minibeast spotters. Be sure to keep an eye out across the sea too, as both dolphins and porpoise inhabit the waters off this coast. St Davids head is steeped in history, with the trace remains of round houses and a cromlech (or megalithic tomb) which transport you back to 3000 BC.

Lydstep Cliffs and Caverns Circular

Lydstep Cliffs and Caverns Circular

Distance: 1 mile

Terrain: easy to moderate

Just five minutes by car from Haven’s Lydstep Beach Holiday Park, or 15 minutes by foot, lies this unspoiled coastal beauty spot. Walk atop the cliffs for stunning sea views and spot the local wildlife including cattle, sea-birds and even dolphins in the right season. Once you circle back round to the car park where this walk starts and finishes, you can make your way down via a 100 step descent to the caverns on the beach below. When the tide is low enough, you’ll be able to explore inside them - but do be sure to check the tide times first.

West Angle Bay Circular

West Angle Bay Circular

Distance: 4 miles

Terrain: easy

A 35-minute drive north west from our Lydstep Beach Holiday Park, this next walk tours you round the historic Angle peninsula: taking in Victorian follies, the lifeboat station and the natural harbour at Milford Haven. The folly at Chapel Bay is now a museum which tells the story of Milford Haven through objects found in the area. It’s also a great opportunity to stop off at the café for some mid-hike refreshments. The village of Angle itself is just a short walk from the beginning of the route and well worth a visit for the thirteenth century church and Sailor’s Chapel with beautiful Victorian stained glass.

Marloes Peninsula Walk

Marloes Peninsula Walk
Marloes Sands: magnificence as far as the eye can see

Distance: 3.5 to 4.5 miles

Terrain: moderate

This next walk is about a 50-minute drive from our Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, or Penally Court holiday parks. Depending on how energetic you’re feeling, the route offers two different lengths. For those keen to take in all the views, the longer version includes three viewpoints for some picture perfect holiday scenes. The main route still takes you past some great points of interest including an Iron Age Fort, and passes by Marloes Mere which is a haven for bird watchers - look out for European Stonechat, Sedge Warblers and even Peregrine Falcon.

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New Hedges and Monkstone Circular

New Hedges and Monkstone Circular

Distance: 3.5 miles

Terrain: moderate to difficult

This next walk, which starts and finishes in the village of New Hedges, is only 10 minutes up the road from our Pembrokeshire holiday parks. It takes you partly along the coastal path and partly through some classic Welsh agricultural landscapes. If you want to dip your toe in the sea, you can divert off the route slightly as it passes by both Waterwynch and Monkstone Bay. This is probably one of the more challenging walks on this list, as the landscape is quite steep in places, but there are some stunning views which make it one of the walks in Pembrokeshire not to be missed.

Amroth to Colby Lodge

Distance: 1.5 miles

Terrain: easy to moderate

The next walk starts just a 20-minute car journey to the north east of our Pembrokeshire holiday parks. The historic village of Amorth is known to walkers as the starting point of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and is well worth a visit in its own right to view the petrified forest revealed on the beach at low tide. The walk itself leads you along public footpaths and up through the tranquil haven of Colby Woodland Gardens. Full entry to the gardens is worth every penny of the admission charge, with stunning display beds brimming with blooms from Spring through Autumn.

Caldey Island Lighthouse Walk

Caldey Island Lighthouse Walk

Distance: 1.5 miles

Terrain: easy

Whilst staying at our Pembrokeshire holiday parks, a visit to Caldey island is an absolute must. You can take the boat from Tenby Harbour (just 10 minutes' drive from Penally Court) to explore this peaceful retreat. There are several walking routes available on this island including the lighthouse walk which takes you on a short tour of the south-east corner and explores some of the best historical landmarks on Caldey, including the lighthouse, the remains of the Old Priory and Caldey Abbey. The walk is graded as easy, so is suitable for small legs and the family pooch and the trail keeps you safely inland from the cliffs.

Penally Cliffs Walk

Penally Cliffs Walk

Distance: 2.5 miles

Terrain: easy to medium

This circular cliff walk starts conveniently just a stone’s throw from our Penally Court Holiday Park and takes in some stunning views of the cliffs and islands across the coast. These cliffs are a dream for bird-watchers who will have the chance to spot choughs, razorbills and herring gulls. The route goes through an MoD practice range, so be sure to look out for the red flags which signal that the range is in use so the alternative route should be followed. Along this route there is the opportunity to see an old practice trench which was used by British troops in WWI. 

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