The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, 186 miles of breathtaking coastal scenery. What could be better than starting out to walk the path all the way to St Dogmaels from the half mile long, flat sandy beach at Amroth.
The southern start of the path, Amroth has pubs, cafes and shops for essential energy and walking supplies. If you have time for a paddle when the tide is out, look out for the remains of a petrified forest, destroyed 7000 years ago where fossilised animal bones and Neolithic flints have been found.
Take a detour around Amroth Castle, on the north side of the coast road. Surrounded by a high wall with an entrance archway at one corner, the present building is a 19th century country house built in the style of a mock castle. Head inland (about a mile) to visit the Anglican Parish Church of St Elidyr, which is a grade II listed building.
If you are keen to get walking, the 11.5 mile section from Amroth to Lydstep will take you along tramways and through tunnels, or at very low tide, it is possible to walk all the way from Amroth to Saundersfoot along the beach.
There is a shady, woodland section between Saundersfoot and Tenby, one of the few woodland sections on the coast path. From Tenby, walk along the beach, or follow the railway line to Lydstep.
Watch out for Blog posts about places along the West Wales coast during the coming months……