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Caerfai to Whitesands

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We were rocked to sleep last night by the wind and it never let up all night. This morning we woke up to some squally showers, they sounded very heavy on the van but didn't last very long but it was very cold. We dressed warmly and set off from the van about 9.30 am. The continuation of the path starts directly from the campsite and does a huge circle around St. Davids, we are never any further than 2 miles away from the centre all day. It was nice not to have to rush to complete the section in time for the last bus as there is a half hourly service from Whitesands to St. Davids. The weather improved constantly throughout the day and we soon stripped off a layer. The walk wasn't very strenuous at all and was really just a series of gentle undulations along fairly low lying cliffs. The path at times was quite rough but nothing very difficult.

 

The first place we came to was St. Nons (the mother of St. David) where there is a chapel. The second place was Porth Clais which had some lime kilns and a harbour that went in quite far (similar to Solva). As you continue from here and start turning the corner Ramsey Island comes into view. The tide rushes through between Ramsey Island and the mainland creating some broiling waters. We had lunch looking towards St. Justinian just sheltered from the wind – quite perfect. It didn't take long in the afternoon to reach St. Justinians and its distinctive lifeboat station and then on round the corner to Whitesands Bay.

 

The rock formations along the cliff lines are quite spectacular most of the way round and there is also another eco-house called the Cabin just as you arrive at Whitesands. There is a café, toilets and a sea/surf rescue centre at Whitesands and a large car park. The path was surprisingly busy again although it looked as though most of them were out for short walks from St. Davids rather than completing the whole of the coastal path.



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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

West Wales



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