Cwm-yr-Eglwys, Dinas Bay, Pembrokeshire

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

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling in Pembrokeshire

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Map references

OS Map: 145, Explorer OL35

OS Grid Ref: SN 014 400

Lat/Lng: 52.023554, -4.894637

Contact information

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