Pembrokeshire South Coast: Amroth to Milford Haven

Amroth to Milford Haven in 4 Days Walking Code: PCS5

The “tamer” end of the route but with a very varied scenery takes you up and down along spectacular precipitous cliffs, past MoD firing ranges and along the wild and remote Angle peninsular all the way past the industrial oil refineries and through the historic town of Pembroke with its beautiful castle.

Miles Km
Day 1 Travel to Amroth for your first nights accommodation
Day 2 Amroth to Manorbier 14 23
Day 3 Manorbier to Bosherston 10 16
Day 4 Bosherston to Angle (plus 1.5m if firing range is open) 16 26
Day 5 Angle to Milford Haven 22 35
Day 6 Depart from Milford Haven after breakfast

Amroth to Angle Beaches, villages, coves, cliffs and gun fire!

The beautiful beaches and tourist attractions around Tenby make this the busiest section of the whole route with superb views of Caldey Island, and the coasts of The Gower and Exmoor. This section really typifies why this coast is worthy of National Park status. It contains Barafundle beach which was recently voted one of the top ten beaches in the world! It also fringes the famous Lily Ponds at Bosherston which are a National Nature reserve. The path is quite undulating, but you’re never far from a beach or village pub. Also included is possibly the flattest section of the trail much of which is restricted because of military use. Despite being a firing range, this ranks as one of Britain’s most important wildlife sanctuaries and is protected by some of Europe’s strongest designations. This final part of this section is very rugged and once away from Angle village it is deliberately managed to retain a ‘remote and challenging ‘ experience. The entire stretch is coastal – no roads, no houses, few stiles and no amenities at all.

Angle to Dale History Mixed with Modern Industry

Due to its shelter from coastal winds this stretch includes many sections of woodland. Care must be taken to check the tidetables in two locations to avoid long detours on roads. Unfortunately a large part of this section is not within the National Park due to the proximity of industry associated with the haven. It is however still a very interesting walk rich in history, environmental and agricultural interest. The historic town of Pembroke and its castle are well worth a visit.


The most popular section of the entire path. A mixture of woodland cliff top walking, sandy coves, the historic town of Tenby, pretty villages and some of Britain's award winning beaches.

This is not a technically difficult walk and should be easy to tackle for most reasonably fit people. The paths are good, and there are no major route finding challenges.

Terrain: A coastal path mainly through farmland and moorland on the cliff tops, with stretches along sandy beaches.

What’s it like underfoot? Generally good paths and tracks, although a few sections can get muddy after heavy rain.

How Much Up & Down? More than you'd think! Although you never reach more than 200m above sea level (and most of the time not more than 100m) there are many short steep sections. Most days involve ascents of 200-500m metres, although no section is very steep for very long.

Signposting: Good - the path is well waymarked.

Navigation: Pretty straightforward – good signposting, and generally well defined tracks.

Weather: You may be lucky enough to encounter warm, dry weather over the whole route and enjoy dry paths and tremendous views, but you must be prepared because the weather can change quickly. Good clothing and waterproofs are essential, but don't forget you sunhat, sunblock and shorts!


Good accommodation and friendly hosts are an essential part of any holiday. We understand this and go out of our way to find the best. We put a great deal of effort into hand picking our accommodation and matching it to individual customer requirements. As well as visiting the accommodation ourselves, we ask all our customers to complete a short evaluation on each night’s accommodation, which then gives us an insight in to the day-to-day operation, and lets us spot any potential issues before they become a problem.

We use a variety of accommodation, including small country house hotels, guest houses in market towns, bed and breakfasts in farm houses, country cottages and Victorian town houses. In selecting the accommodation we look for helpful, friendly hosts with good quality, characterful accommodation close to the trail. For example, over the course of your trip you might stay in a village inn, a bed and breakfast in a converted barn, a Victorian guest house, on a working farm, and in a Georgian hotel.

We always try to arrange en suite accommodation, i.e. rooms with their own bathrooms for each night of your stay. However, in some of the more remote locations accommodation is limited and occasionally we may have to book rooms with shared bathrooms for one or two nights of your holiday, (especially if the booking is made at short notice), but we will always let you know if this is likely to be the case.

General travel information for the Pembrokeshire Coast route will be in your holiday pack including train and bus timetables where available.

Detailed instructions on getting to your first night’s accommodation by car, or on foot from the nearest train or bus station, will also be included in the holiday pack on individual accommodation maps.

To view train times please visit qjump where you can also purchase tickets in advance. For information on bus timetables please visit traveline

If you require secure car parking whilst walking this route, please contact us for information.

Getting There:
By Air: The nearest airports are Cardiff and Bristol – International airports are London, Birmingham and Manchester. You can then travel by public transport to Amroth.
By Public Transport:
By train from London (5-6 hours) via Swansea to Kilgetty (request stop) or from Bristol and Cardiff (2-3 hours). Then bus to Amroth (3 miles).
By coach National Express from London or Birmingham to Haverfordwest via Tenby.
By Road: M4 to Swansea, A48 to Carmarthen, A40 to St Clears, A477 to Kilgetty then a short drive to Amroth.

Leaving from Milford Haven:
By Public Transport: Train via Cardiff for main city links.
By Road: A40 to Carmarthen, A48 and M4 for all directions.

No recommended rest days available for this holiday

Prices GBP (£)
Accommodation, map & guidebook only £390
with Luggage Transport £430
with Packed Lunches £420
with Luggage & Lunches £457

Other Options

Extra Nights (per night) £60
Single Supplement (per night) £30
Solo Luggage Supplement (per day) £5