The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was created in 1952, and in 1970 the 186-mile coast path was opened. You can, if you wish, follow part of this path right round the Pembroke Peninsula, from Pembroke Dock to Swanlake – about 55 miles.
But the less energetic can find it just as rewarding to stroll for a mile or two enjoying the spectacular views, the cries of the seabirds and the amazing profusion of cliff top flowers and butterflies.
The only part of the coastline that isn’t open to the public is that covered by the Castlemartin Tank Range. Access here is limited, and can be forbidden altogether when army training is taking place and tanks are rumbling across the landscape and firing at distant targets. Red flags and barriers keep visitors at a safe distance on firing days.
To learn more about the National Park, call into one of their information offices or pick up ‘Coast to Coast’ – the Park’s own free newspaper guide to summer activities around the Pembrokeshire coast.
Alternatively, you can click here to visit the Pembrokeshire National Park Web-site.