Pembrokeshire Coast

St. David’s Head & Carn Llidi Hike

This scenic hike includes two of the most prominent landmarks on the Pembrokeshire coast: St. David’s Head and Carn Llidi.

  • Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
  • Beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches
  • Ancient sites, including St. Patrick’s Chapel and a 5,000-year-old burial chamber
  • Opportunity to climb Carn Llidi
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

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  • From

    $ 159

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing, layered and waterproof clothing (depending on the weather), and sturdy footwear with good ankle support

This hike encompasses part of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path that tracks the coast from Amroth in the south of the peninsula to St. Dogmaels in the north. The route includes St. David’s Head and Carn Llidi, two of the most prominent landmarks along the Pembrokeshire coast.

Begin this circular walk with your experienced guide at the glorious sandy sweep of Whitesands Bay. This curving, mile-long expanse of flat sands is considered to be one of the finest beaches in the country. When you join the Coast Path, you will see the site of St. Patrick’s Chapel (no remains are visible, however). It was built on the spot where St. Patrick originally embarked for Ireland. Sea voyagers used to pray here for a safe journey and offer thanks for their arrival.

Follow the path, which steady climbs up to the end of St. David’s Head, a wild and often windswept peninsula. Admire superb views across Whitesands Bay to Ramsey Sound and along the lovely bays of Porth Lleuog and Porthmelgan, all the way to the rocky profile of Carn Llidi.

You will continue along this wild stretch of coast toward Carn Llidi. While it may be difficult to see amid the rocky terrain, the 5000-year-old burial chamber of Coetan Arthur lies below the jagged wall. The views soon open up to Pembrokeshire’s north coast and across the flat country to St. David’s Cathedral and the coast of St Bride’s Bay.

You will have an opportunity to climb to the summit of Carn Llidi (600 feet) before finishing your walk at Whitesands Bay. The path to the summit is rough but well-defined. The top rewards you with magnificent views that, on a clear day, extend to the Wicklow Hills in Ireland.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing, layered and waterproof clothing (depending on the weather), and sturdy footwear with good ankle support

  • Walking information: Includes 4.3 miles of walking over varying terrain, including rugged paths and a coastal path with sheer cliffs This excursion is only suitable for guests with a good level of fitness and agility. Guests must keep their distance form cliff edges.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.