Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Delights of Coastal Trail

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Delights of Coastal Trail

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Byline: By Mike Torpey

The Pembrokeshire coastline is magnificent enough to be designated a National Park, the vast majority of which is actually classed Heritage Coast.

Throughout its length, rugged sea cliffs and headlands jut into the Atlantic while the offshore islands provide a breeding ground for seals and seabirds.

Starting at the family resort of Tenby, take the coast road A4139 and B4585 through the holiday village of Manorbier and follow the signs for Stackpole.

This southern tip of the county has some glorious scenery characterised by rock arches, cliffs, stacks and blowholes. From Stackpole Quay car park, a half-mile path leads to Barafundle Bay, a marvellous stretch of sand in a magical setting.

Driving on through Bosherton, take the B4319 to Pembroke, then main roads A477 and A4076 to Haverfordwest. Leave on the A487.

Ten miles north-west is the two-mile stretch of the surfer-friendly Newgale Sands where, at very low tide, the remains of a fossilised forest can be seen offshore.

Continue to St Davids ( at the size of a village it's Britain's smallest cathedral city ( a good base for walking part of the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. …

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