The Wales Coast Path is often missing from the hiker’s bucket list. Treks like the Inca Trail and Kilimanjaro have their rightful spots, but the path along the Welsh coastline, speckled with quaint towns, immersed in history, and blanketed with fairytale-inspiring landscapes, somehow hasn’t made the cut. Perhaps most hikers simply haven’t heard of it.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Wales. Rated by Cheap Flights as one of the 10 best hiking trails in the world, this path twists 300 kilometers from St. Dogmaels to Amroth in southwest Wales. It's often wet and windy, but if you strike lucky on a sunny day this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Scented gorse and crimson heather brighten the way.
Top 10 Most Scenic Spots on the Wales Coastal Path
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is the best way (and sometimes the only way) to experience the most dramatic portions of Wales' rugged coast, including this portion on St. Non's Bay. Photo: Spud Hilton, The Chronicle / SF
Fab pub here - The Sloop - at Porthgain in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales, UK
Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Distances have been rounded, up or down, to the nearest mile or kilometre. Anyone adding up the total distance may notice that it amounts to 882 miles or 1419 kilometres - slightly longer than the official distance of 870 miles or 1400 kilometres.However, we expect this figure to reduce as planned realignments come into effect. The tables will be revised when this happens.
Jurassic Coast Path Route in Dorset, England, UK - The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. The site stretches from Orcombe Point near Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in East Dorset, a distance of 155 kilometres.