Pembrokeshire's National Coastal
Park offers 186 miles of uninterrupted access to our
magnificent and diverse coastline. It takes about ten
days to walk the whole route and each year an organised
touring party will do just that. See www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk for more details. It is perfect for long distance hikes
while its many link paths form a large number of coastal
circular walks. Away from the seashore, more rights
of way are being refined to give access to the valleys,
woods and headlands.
We have already identified some of the spectacular
scenery on offer and beautiful landscapes
to explore on our Pembrokeshire landscapes page. Many
of The Seaview Hotel's guests relish the opportunity
to stay in a warm, comfortable and friendly environment
whilst enjoying walking tours along the coastline. We
have mentioned below just a few that have been recommended
as being truly exhilarating and enjoyable.
The Marine Walk, Fishguard, is just outside The
Seaview Hotel's front door practically and it offers some of
the most magical and stunning scenery around. Alternatively,
if you start on the coastal path at Aberbach (Hescwm)
just a few miles outside Fishguard on A487 it will
take you just over an hour to reach the Old Fort at
Lower Fishguard. It is excellent walking beside striking
cliff scenery. The path is on the cliff top all the
way and you can proceed to Goodwick in less than hour,
along that marine path.
Harbour Village or Goodwick to Strumble Head is approximately
six miles and may take you up to three hours with the
going a little tough in places. The remoteness of the
Pencaer peninsula, burial chambers at Penrhiw Garn
Wen or Stone Pillar commemorating 1797 invasion at
Carreg Wastad all make this a favourable trek. Strumble
Head itself offers spectacular scenery and a chance
to look out for porpoises, seals or dolphins as well
as some of the speciality birds Pembrokeshire is renowned
Further along the A487 from Fishguard, Newport Sands
to Hescwm or Pwll Gwaelod to Hescwm are equally enchanting
walks. The path is good everywhere although perhaps
slightly overgrown in summer. There is excellent coast
and cliff scenery and pwll gwaelod is especially popular
for swimming and the pub and restaurant on the beach.
You can walk along Pen Dinas to one of the great viewpoints
in the entire county.
The Carn Ingli circular walk from Newport is one of
the best inland walks near The Seaview Hotel. Carn
Ingli translates to 'Mount of Angels' and it is especially
impressive for its sense of peace and tranquillity
as well as beautiful scenery.