Home PageThe Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail twists and turns its way through 186 miles of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain.
From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.
Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park —Britain’s only coastal national park – the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as evidence of human activity from Neolithic times to the present.
In its entirety the Coast Path represents a formidable physical challenge - its 35,000 feet of ascent and descent is said to be equivalent to climbing Everest — yet it can also be enjoyed in shorter sections, accessible to people of all ages and abilities, with the small coastal villages strung out along its length offering welcome breaks and added enjoyment.
Both the Wales Coast Path [WCP](opened 5th May 2012) and the International Appalachian Trail [IAT](since October 2010) follow the route of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path through Pembrokeshire.
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We always want to hear about the best and worst things on your walk. You can contact the National Trail Officer by e mail.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is one of only three National Trails in Wales. It is almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is managed throughout by the Park Authority.
The management of the Trail is funded byThe Welsh Assembly Government, Natural Resources Wales and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority. Pembrokeshire County Council manages urban sections of the route outside the National Park. Most of the route is on private land and the Authority acknowledges the support of many landowners including the National Trust and MOD.