St Davids Head Coastal Walk

Following the morning’s fun of a Treasure Trail at St Davids, Dave and I drove to Whitesands Beach to do the National Trust’s St Davids Head coastal trail.

Finding a free spot at the car park, we left the Fiesta behind and began the 3.8 mile trek. Passing Whitesands Beach and the remenants St. Patrick’s Chapel, we followed the rocky coastal path and drank in the striking views around us. The sun was beating down furiously, but that only made the afternoon even better!

St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography

Opting for the *ahem* easier route, Dave and I stomped on around the St Davids Head trail, pausing every so often to peer in to the ocean. Alas, we spotted no dolphins or seals. Much to my dismay!

St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography

We passed a group of adorable wild horses and continued through ‘rhos pasture’. I can’t even begin to express how happy I was that the weather remained dry too!

St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography

Following the route around to the coast, we couldn’t help but admire the spectacular scenes around us. It was an incredibly stunning walk!

St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson PhotographySt Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson PhotographySt Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography

Continuing towards St Davids Head, Dave and I became a little unsure of which route to take. Therefore, he went up a small hill and I carried on along the bottom. No sooner than he had reached the top, that he was shouting down to me that there was a snake! I raced to join him and caught sight of the Grass Snake slithering away in the the scrub. We couldn’t quite get over it and it quickly became on of the highlights of our day!

St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography

After calming down from the snake excitement, we then reached Coetan Arthur, a Neolithic burial Chamber. This fascinating structure stood proudly with incredible views behind it.

Coetan Arthur on the St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography

Once we’d explored the burial chamber, Dave and I then clambered up on the the rocks and drank in the views. With the wind blowing and the sun shining, it sure was invigorating!

St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson PhotographySt Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography

Finally, we made our way back to join the original path and back down to the car.

Coetan Arthur on the St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography St Davids Head circular coastal walk, Pembrokeshire. - Amy Tinson Photography

Our afternoon on St Davids Head was a brilliant one and the views were out of this world! Above all, I got to spend my birthday with my favourite person doing what I love to do best, exploring new places. It was a day I’ll never forget!

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