Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales: Ceibwr to Poppit Sands
This view-a-second section often runs atop a 500-foot precipice, so you might want to stick to the pub in the most ferocious weather. Even on fine days, the steep 5.5-mile trek is a challenge.
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From Ceibwr, climb quickly to overlooks of twisted, wave-lashed islands that were formed when cliffs collapsed into the sea. After 4.5 up-down miles, the views crescendo at the craggy point of Cemaes Head. There’s camping in the village of Allt-y-goed, but continue 1.5 miles on a country lane to Poppit Sands. Nearby is the 12th-century Abbey of St. Dogmaels—and The Ferry Inn, a much younger (but still historic) pub.
-Mapped by Steve Howe
- Distance: 9.1
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Start: Parking turnout above Ceibwr Bay inlet.
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Views down onto tilted slate cliffs.
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Viewpoint onto radically folded strata of seaside cliffs.
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Old World War II Coast Guard lookout at Camaes Head.
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Folded strata and beach-side sea cave.
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On the east side of Camaes Head, cliffs take the form of steep slabs.
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Scenic banded rock outcrops on the northwest end of Poppit Sands beach.
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End: Parking lot at Poppit Sands Beach.