Where can I stay?

Below are some suggestions where to find accommodation along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. You'll find that some days you pass through many places with accommodation but on others, especially the northern section of the route, accommodation isn't as easy to find. There are small hamlets not listed below that may have the occasional Bed and Breakfast or some places further off the trail might offer to come and pick you up at the end of the day and then return you the next day. The suggestions below were all open in April 2016 and many have their own websites.

After a long train journey, you might arrive in Kilgetty after 3pm and an hour later arrive at Amroth after walking the 3 miles. There's not much cheap accommodation in Kilgetty or Amroth so you might prefer to start the Pembrokeshire Coast Path when you reach Amroth and walk the 3 miles to Saundersfoot which has more accommodation, shops and takeaways. If you're camping, you may want to head for Stepaside and camp the night there.

Kilgetty/Amroth - The Start

If you choose to stay the night in Kilgetty and walk to Amroth next day, there is Pleasant View guest house or Manion Lodgeand very little else. In Amroth there is Beach Haven and Ashdale bed and breakfasts and Mellieha Guest House.

Wiseman's Bridge - 2 miles

Wiseman's Bridge Inn might be somewhere you would stay the first night if you arrive in Amroth and can't get accommodation there but it's on the expensive side and only a mile further along the Path is Saundersfoot and cheaper accommodation. There is a campsite at the Inn if you are camping the Coast Path.

Saundersfoot - 3 miles

There is no shortage of places to stay in Saundersfoot, Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Inn's and campsites, far too many to mention. I stayed at the Merlewood Hotel which wasn't that expensive and they have single rooms and only a few minutes from the shops and takeaways in the village.

Tenby - 7 miles

Tenby might be where you stop at the end of your first day and as you'd expect from a popular seaside town, there are lots of Hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts but book plenty of time in advance as Tenby gets very busy in the Summer. Camping can be done at Meadow Farm campsite.

Penally - 10 miles

Penally might be a stop for the night at about 10 miles from the start and there are a few places here, including a campsite at Penally Court Farm or Myrtle House Hotel, Brambles Lodge and Wychwood House if you are not camping the Coast Path.

Manorbier - 15 miles

I stayed at the Manorbier Youth Hostel which is just after Lydstep beach, signposted and you can camp there. I only stayed the one night but found it to be a nice Hostel. In Manorbier itself, a short distance further on, there is the Castlemead Hotel, Honeyhill, Manorbier and Brynteg bed and breakfasts.

Bosherton - 25 miles

You might have to go through Bosherton because the firing range is closed and start the long 8 miles of roads to Freshwater West. If you choose to stay here, the St. Govans Inn or the Cornerstones Guesthouse are your options. There is basic camping facilities in the village at Buckspool Farm or The Vicars Field.

Angle - 42 miles

After Bosherton, the accommodation is very limited, with The Old Smithy bed and breakfast in Merrion and The Old Rectory in Castlemartin but after that, the next place to stay is Angle, where I stayed at Angle Bay bed and breakfast which was nice but also quite expensive for a solo traveller, there's the Old Point Inn just before the village and the Hibernia Inn in the village or if you're camping, stay at the Castle Farm campsite.

Pembroke - 55 miles

Pembroke will most likely be your next place to stay on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path because it has plenty Hotels, Inn's, Bed and Breakfasts and guest houses and plenty of shops and places to eat. I stayed at the Middlegate Hotel, it wasn't exactly The Ritz but it was cheap and I had a good sleep and breakfast, it did me fine and has single rooms. Campers need to head for Windmill Hill Farm which is located just outside the town.

Pembroke Dock - 57 miles

As I passed through Pembroke Dock in the morning, I was glad I didn't stay there as it looked run down but maybe it's nicer inside than from the outside. Places to stay here includes the Dolphin Hotel, Welshmans Arms and the good old Travelodge beside the Asda supermarket. The Cleddau Bridge Hotel is also a VERY expensive option.

Milford Haven - 65 miles

You might stay in Milfor Haven on your walk as it has plenty of shops, pubs and takeaways and also has quite a few places to stay for all budgets but nowhere to "officially" camp between Pembroke and Milford Haven, the next campsite is at Sandy Haven Caravan and Camping Park a bit further on which you will walk through.

Dale - 75 miles

If staying the night in Dale, your choices are Allenbrook, Broadside, Spinnaker Reach or Richmond House bed and breakfasts. There is camping at the Point Farm Campsite which is just after you head out of Dale.

Marloes - 86 miles

Marloes can be reached either from Marloes Sands or a few miles further on at Musslewick Sands, there is no longer a Youth Hostel there. Camping can be done at West Hook Farm just after Martin's Haven or Foxdale which is in Marloes village near the shop. For bed and breakfast accommodation, there is The Clock House, Albion House or Foxdale. The pub in the village The Lobster Pot also does accommodation as well as evening meals.

Broad Haven - 97 miles

There are a couple of bed and breakfasts in Little Haven just before Broad Haven, Castle Hotel, The Crest and St. Brides Inn. In Broad Haven itself, there is the Youth Hostel, the Albany or Anchor guesthouses might be another option for you. There is a campsite at Redlands Touring Park but this is about 2 miles inland from Little Haven.

Newgale - 102 miles

If you're camping, there is the Newgale Campsite just over the road from the beach. Alternatively you can stay at Southwood Cottage bed and breakfast and a bit further away Newgale Lodge. It might be easier getting a bus to Solva or Broad Haven then back the next day if you intend finishing the days walk at Newgale.

Solva - 108 miles

Solva is a pretty little village, Lower Solva has bed and breakfast accommodation at the Cambrian Inn, Felingog, The Royal George Inn, Ship Inn, Bank House and Gamlyn and Upper Solva has Pen-y-Banc, Haroldston House and Aelwyd bed and breakfast. Upper Solva is where the shop is located. There is a campsite at Nine Wells Campsite.

St. Davids - 113 miles

St. Davids is slightly off the trail but as it's Britain's smallest City, there is a big choice of accommodation. To get to St. Davids, leave the Coast Path at Caerfai Bay and walk the mile to the City. There is camping at CaerfaiBay Caravan Park so no need to divert to St. Davids unless you need food or money.

Whitesands Bay - 120 miles

A very scenic campsite overlooking the beach called Whitesands Camping but the only other accommodation for a night is at Craig-Y-Mor bed and breakfast or the St. Davids youth hostel which is a mile or so away from Whitesands Bay beach below Carn Lidl. Bear in mind that St. Davids youth hostel is NOT in the city of St. Davids.

Trefin - 132 miles

Here you will find Prendergast Caravan Park if you're camping the trail. The village also has the Old School House Hostel and Hampton House, Old Carlett House, Bryngarw and Court House bed and breakfast accommodation.

Pwll Deri - 142 miles

Accommodation after Trefin is scarce until Goodwick and Fishguard but you will pass the Pwll Deri Youth Hostel which is in a superb location, the view from the dining or lounge area is one of the nicest that I've seen when I've stayed at a hostel.

Goodwick/Fishguard - 151 miles

After Pwll Deri, the accommodation until the end at St. Dogmaels thankfully is in more supply. In the centre of the town is the Glendower Hotel and the Hope and Anchor. Fishguard has a few more places to stay including the Hamilton Backpackers Lodge,Manor Town House and Cartref Hotels and Inglewood bed and breakfast.

Newport - 164 miles

Your next accommodation will most likely be Newport and maybe the last one on your Pembrokeshire Coast Path. For campers, there's a campsite just before the town called Tycanol Farm and Newport has a niceYouth Hostel in the centre of the town. There are a few other places to stay including The Golden Lion, Cnapan, The Globe and Llys Meddyg hotels and guest houses.

Poppit Sands - 178 miles

If you've been camping the trail, you might choose to stop at the Allt-y-coed campsite for the night and finish the walk the next day before heading home or just a little further on is Poppit Sands Youth Hostel overlooking the bay and not far from the end of the trail is the Weebly Hotel but you'd be better continuing onto St. Dogmaels or Cardigan for more choice after you finish the Coast Path.

St. Dogmaels - 180 miles

When you finish the trail, you might head back the short distance to the Webbly Hotel or head into Cardigan where you either head home or stay the night in the town and head off fresh in the morning.

Cardigan - another 2 miles

Plenty of choice here after you have finished your walk including the Black Lion and Angel hotels and The Highbury, The Garth and Brynhyfryd for bed and breakfast.