Walking and Rambling in Pembrokeshire
A good section of the coastal path runs either side of the hostel with spectacular scenery. The Preseli Hills shadow the hostel, a great walk for the serious hiker. Dinas Head is a circular walk of about 2 miles, it's 465 ft above sea level, but your hard work will be rewarded by amazing views. Cwm-yr-Eglwys beach, with the remains of an old church, is a lovely walk and a great place for exploring. Closer to the hostel, take a walk along the river of Newport and keep an eye open for the local wildlife.
What makes it special
- Visit the ruined church in a sheltered cove.
- Wonderful views from the coastal path
Other things to do nearby
If you're looking for an adrenaline-fuelled day out then Oakwood Theme Park is perfect for you.
This sub tropical water park has a monster wave pool, rapid rides, rivers and flumes plus lots of special events throughout the year.
Stroll through a vineyard surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Pembrokeshire National Park - a unique attraction which isn't often seen in the UK climate.
If you're looking for an adrenaline rush there are plenty of activities for you to choose from here.
You're right on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path at this hostel, so stop off on your way through or use the hostel as a base.
With loads to choose from you can really try anything here.
A ruggedly beautiful coastline and heather moorland steeped in Celtic history. Keep an eye open for the Prehistoric archaeology.
The oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire. Watch the looms at work and browse in the mill shop.
The start or finish of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is right here. The newly extended path is suitable for all walkers and families.
Take a trip to this lovely island to discover mighty cliffs, fascinating bird life and seals. Don't forget your picnic! Visit the website
Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape.
Try your hand at coasteering and body boarding or canoeing up the river, there are instructor-led courses available nearby at St. Davids.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is within 10 minutes walk of the hostel. Walking in either direction offers some fantastic scenery - look out for seals and dolphins at certain times of the year.
Get out on your bike and explore some amazing hidden coves, or cycle across to Solva or even Newgale for a pub lunch and cool drink in the sun.
The South Face of St David's Head offers a short 50ft climb and includes routes ideal for first time leaders. Belay setup is plentiful.
The closest beach to YHA St David's is Whitesands, a short walk from the hostel which saves on parking fees.