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Whitesands to Abercastle

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Hiking Difficult

23 km
722 m
723 m
5-6 hrs
Low Point
6 m
High Point
111 m
Whitesands to Abercastle Map

Making your way to St Davids peninsular you are rewarded with wonderful views of the glorious beach and landscape below.


You arrive at Abereiddy beach and then your next stop will be the Blue Lagoon. An old quarry, just north of the beach in Abereiddy Bay, that was abandoned and flooded in 1910, as the rock that separated it from the sea was demolished, allowing the waves to flow in. Now a stunning pool of jade green waters, it attracts lots of dare devils diving from the cliffs.

You have a lovely easy walk to Porthgain harbour and pass a beautiful beach with very limited access but amazing views. The harbour has a pub and great fish & chips making this an ideal stop for lunch.

You continue to the pretty hamlet of Abercastle. A small coastal village that in its heyday was a busy trading port. Today, its sheltered harbour makes it popular with sea kayakers and divers.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and October


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers