Ceibwr Bay in the Pembrokeshire Coast

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro) in West Wales is the UK’s only predominantly coastal National Park

The Pembrokeshire Coast is the only National Park primarily designated for its coastal landscape with nowhere in its area being more than 10 miles from the sea. It is one of the smallest National Parks but has one of the most diverse landscapes as one of the most ecologically diverse areas of Wales. It is recognised internationally as important for many rare habitats and species- 80% of its 420km of coastline is within Sites of Special Scientific Interest- and is unique amongst National Parks for attracting a number of sea creatures including porpoises, turtles, blue sharks and grey seals.

Did you know? The Park’s beaches are clean, having achieved 10 blue flag beach and 7 green coast beach designations in 2022.

Designated: 29/02/1952

Habitats: Estuaries, beaches and seashore, heathland, valleys, woodland

Common wildlife: Nesting birds such as gannets and choughs, atlantic grey seals, jellyfish

Star spots: Orca, dolphins and porpoises

Notable towns and cultural sights: Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, St Davids

Notable nature sights: Solva Harbour, Carn Llundain

Popular activities for visitors: Boating, hiking

Highest peak: Cwmcerwyn at 536 meters above sea level

Threats: Water pollution, invasive species, wild fires