4 Spectacular Coastal Walks in Pembrokeshire to take in when you camp at Eco Escape this September
Image taken from the Guardian
We are blessed to have the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal path so close to our site. Here are four of our favourite dog friendly coastal walks in Pembrokeshire to take using Eco Escape Campsite as your main base of exploration and adventure:
1. Broadhaven South to Barafundle Bay
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is essentially 186 miles of stunning coastal scenery. Opened in 1970, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path was the first National Trail in Wales.
Not only does the path offer beautiful scenery and wildlife, but it also passes through a landscape steeped in human history that has helped to shape the coastline itself. This area was forged though the activities of farmers and fishermen - evidenced by small coastal settlements and a farmed landscape.
These small villages provided both food but also linked Pembrokeshire itself to the only main travel route at the time - the sea. The path takes you through many reminders of the maritime history of Pembrokeshire including Neolithic cromlechs, Iron Age fortifications and the churches and chapels frequented by early Celtic saints.
Barafundle Beach is the epitome of a coastal dream. Golden beaches that could make you think you were in the tropics, hidden away on the south coast. Dog-friendly and secluded, the bay is a real treat. Backed by Pine trees and nestled into sand dunes, Barafundle has been voted one of the best beaches in the world multiple times. Become your most adventurous self as you navigate down to the beach and take in the breath-taking views as you ramble.
2. Bosherston Lily Ponds to Broadhaven South
A woodland trail rich in wildlife and filled with spectacular views, the Bosherton Lily Ponds are a real treat - even out of season. Swans, fish and ducks will highlight your walk and we have it on reliable authority that with enough patience you can delight in seeing otters play in the water.
For either of these walks we recommend you make a point to park up to eat at the award winning Stackpole Inn (dogs are welcome in the bar area) for lunch or dinner where the Head Chef delights in showcasing the amazing fish available from the local waters.
3. Marloes Peninsula Coastal Walk
Craggy clifftop rambles and sandy strolls await you at Marloes Sands. Follow the National Trust Trail and see birds, sandstone to the south and volcanic rock to the north with beautiful views of the Pembrokeshire Islands and seals and porpoises swimming in the sea. Also take in the vast swathes of coastal Heathland on this stunning exploration which has a huge golden sand beach and really impressive cliffs.
Tasty fresh lunches can be obtained from Runwayskiln Coastal Cafe which is perched above Marloes Sands and right on the edge of Marloes Mere.
4. Broadhaven North to Druidston Beach
A long sandy beach, surrounded by steep cliffs on three sides, Druidston has spectacular rock formations, natural arches and caves to explore (make sure to keep an eye on the tides of course).
The Druidstone Hotel has the nearest facilities including a bar and restaurant with stunning clifftop views not to be missed.