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.
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
Top 10 Most Scenic Spots on the Wales Coastal Path
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.