Close cookies panel

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience.

If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.

St Brides Castle

Pembrokeshire, Wales

Dale and St Ann's Head walking and hiking route


Walk Instructions

From the car park turn right along the roadside, passing the café and the Griffin Inn.

1) Immediately after the disabled parking spaces on left, turn left, to follow the tarmac road heading for 'Field Centre'. This road is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Approaching the field studies centre in about three quarters of a mile, look out for a gate on the right, waymarked with the coast path acorn.

2) Turn right here to take a grass path cutting across the back of Dale Point and then around the huge Castlebeach Bay. After Watwick Point is Watwick Bay, with an expanse of sand.

At West Blockhouse Point are navigation towers and the remains of more fortifications. After descending steps and crossing a boardwalk over the stream at Mill Bay rise up steps to a waymarked gate, soon passing a plaque on a rock commemorating the landing of Henry Tudor on 7th August 1485.

Approaching St. Ann's Head, with its proliferation of houses and other buildings, pass below the first terrace, alongside a wall on the left and cross a meadow, rising towards another row of houses.

In front of these houses, bear right to follow the fence to a gate and signpost.

3) Turn right, along the tarmac road, passing a former lighthouse, now a private dwelling. After passing a residents' parking area turn left at a well-marked gate to continue along the coast path. After Frenchman's Bay, pass a 'National Trust Kete' sign and continue along the cliff tops, with superb coastal scenery. There are great banks of sea thrift, gorse, primroses and other wild flowers along this length of the path. Hayguard Hay Farm is to the right, behind a large bay, before the descent to Westdale Bay, with its fine beach, is commenced.

There are views right across the peninsula, including Dale village. The descent includes a long flight of steps.

4) Behind the beach turn right, over an old stone stile, to walk along the bottom of a meadow towards the village. Go through a little gate to join an unsurfaced road. Go straight ahead to join the public highway, passing Dale Castle, then the church of St. James the Great.

Turn right at a junction with the incoming road to return to the car park.


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


How do I find out more?
Request our beautifully illustrated brochure

St Brides Castle is part of the Holiday Property Bond's growing portfolio of outstanding holiday properties throughout the UK and Europe, imaginatively created over 32 years to combine "home from home" comfort with total relaxation. Currently the portfolio features 35 holiday developments, all in stunningly beautiful locations across 13 countries, with over 1,400 individual villas, apartments and cottages.

For a summary of how HPB can give you and your family a lifetime of wonderful holidays and the risks as well as the benefits of an investment please read "How can I holiday better with HPB".

Then we would be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, along with our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder Sue Barker and a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions. Please just complete and submit this form or telephone our FREE brochure line on 0800 230 0391.

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our detailed HPB brochure and keep you updated about HPB holiday offers.

* Indicates required fields

This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited ("HPBM") registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest. HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA.

AS FEATURED IN The Telegraph BBC Daily Mail The Sunday Times