Pembrokeshire Coast Walk
Caldey Island Circular
Walk Route Description
This circular walk around Caldey Island in Pembrokeshire offers a short but interesting half day excursion. Caldey Island lies about a kilometre off the coast from Tenby. The ferry service normally operates every fifteen minutes from Easter through to late September. The island has a rugged coast and its tourist attractions include the 13th-century church of St Illtyd, a lighthouse built in 1828, a monastery and locally produced perfume and chocolate.
From the jetty (grid ref. SS137969) follow the lane into the centre of the village and continue south to reach the end of the lane and the coast. The lighthouse and picnic tables are on your left. To your right is the OS trig point (56 metres above sea level). To continue the walk, follow the coast path past the OS trig point (sea on your left). The path follows the wall on your right and loops to the right to reach Red Berry Bay. Continue following the path around Red Berry Bay to a wall corner from where the path loops to the left across grass to run alongside another wall (grid ref. SS134962).
Follow the wall to another corner and turn right with the wall still on your right. After 25o metres turn right through a gap and follow the path alongside wall to reach Sandtop Bay with its excellent sandy beach. The path angles right and then bears left across grass to reach a pond (often dry). Turn right through the wall and follow the path with the wall on your right to reach Caldey Priory and the chocolate factory (grid ref. SS140962). To return to the jetty, follow the path from the Priory through woodland to reach the lane through the village. Turn left back to the jetty.
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