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Best Walks - St Dogmaels to Newport

Dramatic cliffs near Newport on a Sunny Day

Introduction to the Walk
This is the first day of The Pembrokeshire Coast path, and is perhaps one of the hardest. It is very undulating throughout, however the superb coastal views will take your mind off of the various hills. Also, make sure you do cast your gaze out towards the sea, since you can often spot dolphins here!

There is a car park at both the start and end of this route, so you can park at either end and walk this in either direction. However, since it is a linear route you will of course need a plan to make your way back to your car afterwards, unless you are intending to walk more of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path afterwards.

The Route

Stage 1
From the high street in St Dogmaels, you will follow the road to Poppit Sands; the first of many fantastic beaches along this trail. Make sure you take some time to enjoy this beautiful location before ascending up a minor road to the campsite at Allt-Y-Goed. Do note that there is a right turning off this minor road, do not take this turning by mistake, it is sign posted alternative coastal route and beach, however this is not the path you need (although it does take you to a lovely, secluded, coastal location for those with extra energy and time).

Stage 2
Make your way through the campsite and you will then be following the coastal path, really for the rest of the day. However, your first place to aim for would be the lovely Ceibwr Bay. Once past here, you will follow a minor road for a very short time, before being right back on the coastal path again. Dramatic cliffs and caves will give you fantastic scenery to look at as you make your way along the undulating path, until Newport Sands come into sight.

Stage 3
You will gradually make your way to Newport Sands, and then cross a bridge over The River Nevern into a lovely, contrasting woodland. Follow the path through the woodland straight into the large car park.

Map of the Route


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