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St David’s to Whitesands Bay (Pembrokeshire Coast Path)

We came here all the way from London and were keen to start with a walk as soon as possible. Today’s task was walking from St David’s to Whitesands Bay along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

We took the early morning bus from Haverfordwest to St David’s as we wanted to explore St David’s Peninsula for as much as possible.

Start of the walk:

walking towards Porth Clais

We started with the walk from the centre of St David’s town walking towards Porth Clais, a tiny and pretty harbour on the south-western tip of the St David’s Peninsula. (check our equipment)

Porth Clais, a tiny and pretty harbour

The beginning of the walk was from the centre of the town along the Lower Moor road, for about 20 minutes. We turned left to the path that was leading to the bay and up the ridge above Porth Clais. This was the beginning of the most amazing day in this lovely part of the world. The weather was perfect and the views were incredible. My shoes were comfortable 🙂

Porth Clais bay

We were following the coastal path at the top of the cliffs of St David’s Peninsula towards the west, heading to Porthllisky bay and beach

the cliffs of St David's Peninsula towards the west

The path was easy to follow and offered fantastic views over the peninsula, its cliffs and countryside. We took the jackets off, it was warm enough to be in the short sleeves.

fantastic views over the St Davids peninsula

Heading towards the west along the Coastal path and just emerging ourselves in nature, seascape, wind and colours.

The path was leading towards a small beach, Porthlisky, seen on the above photo in the left. The beach is secluded and quiet with some large rocks and pebble and some sand. It is nicely enclosed on all sides, with views over small rocky islet called Carreg Yr Esgob.

Porthlisky Beach, near St David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Porthlisky Beach, near St David’s, Pembrokeshire, Wales. We stopped here for a short break, for a cup of coffee and biscuits.

Walking across the beach to join the path up the cliff

Walking across the beach to join the path up the cliff enjoying the views of beautiful, clear water.

coastal path and beaches

Every now and then we stopped to see the views behind us.

Pembrokeshire cliffs and countryside

It was good that we took our time to enjoy these views as sometimes if I walk in a hurry to reach the endpoint I forget to look behind my back to see the views from the different angle. Like on the above photo that shows cliffs and countryside with small farmhouses.

Coastal view while heading towards the Whitesands Bay

Coastal view while heading along the path towards the Whitesands Bay and beach (near St David’s, Pembrokeshire, Wales)

plateau near St David's Head

Some landscape along the path was so unusual, at least for us, as the above plateau near St David’s Head.

crossing the farmland to cut the walk shorter

As the weather was getting colder and we were already tired, we eventually crossed some farmland and approached the Whitesands Beach where we had a long break, eat some lunch in the local cafe and sat on the beach to enjoy ice cream and the lovely afternoon. Here are some photos.

Map of the Walk: