West Angle to Freshwater West – Wales Coast Path

West Angle Bay To Freshwater West

This is what I would call a top and tail walk. That is a short walk to link up two areas of the Coastal path either on the way to our main walking destination or on the way home.

There is a very nice cafe at West Angle Bay, Wave Crest .  We enjoyed crab sandwiches and also free parking.

As an aside, if you are a National Trust member do remember your card as it will save you a small fortune in parking along this coastline.

Looking out to sea, Thorn island with its Coastal artillery fort is intriguing, built as part of the defences against possible invasion by Napoleon. Later on we view Rat Island and Sheep island. The coastline here is away from the refineries of the Haven with much prettier views.

Shipwrecks abound on this coast, in 1878 the Loch Shiel went down with a cargo of whiskey, gunpowder and beer – it could be said to be the Whiskey Galore of South Pembrokeshire

We go past the ruined East Blockhouse, and as we get closer to Freshwater West there are several steep ascents and descents, with some 65 steps to climb near Black cave.

Freshwater west is a glorious stretch of beach and we have parked our car in the small free car park by the Burrows.

Only five miles or so, but another piece of the Wales Coast Path jigsaw completed.


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