Pen Anglas headland walk

Walking trail

A circular walk off the coast path from Goodwick across rugged coastal heath, reaching the stunning volcanic rock formations at Pen Anglas headland.

Discover spectacular geology on a family coastal walk

Great views across Cardigan Bay and a barefoot walking path make this a family-friendly adventure walk into the wild.

Coastal heath and stunning geology at Pen Anglas


Map route for Pen Anglas headland walk


Turning circle at Harbour Village, grid ref: SM948392


Follow the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from the turning circle at the end of the road at Harbour Village. The path descends steeply with good views over Fishguard Harbour.


At the wooden hand gate, turn left and head northwards. Keep an eye out for passing ravens and peregrine falcons.

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The path reaches a wooden kissing gate with a National Trust omega sign ('Pen Anglas'). Don't go through this gate - bear right instead, keeping the post and wire fence to your left. Follow the path for 325yd (300m) to a stile.


Cross over the stile into the National Trust land and follow the path through the heather and gorse towards Pen Anglas. The route passes close to two small fields that were enclosed with dry stone walls some 200 years ago.

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At an old shipping navigation marker post, turn right to follow the firebreak path for 300yd (270m) towards the sea.

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Follow the line of navigation markers to Pen Anglas headland. The harbour fog siren is housed within the small brick building. You might see grey seals in Pen Anglas bay, to the west.

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Retrace your steps. Carry straight on past the navigation marker at Direction 4. Head across a grassy area to re-join the Pembrokeshire Coast path before gently climbing inland.


Follow the coast path by turning left at the overgrown remains of a dwelling (Crincoed). The grassy path runs for 65yd (50m) to Direction 3, the kissing gate with a National Trust omega sign ('Pen Anglas'). Retrace your steps back to Harbour Village.


Turning circle at Harbour Village, grid ref: SM948392

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Pen Anglas headland walk


A well-maintained but naturally uneven coastal path which can get muddy after heavy rain. Cliff edges and rocky terrain near point 6 - keep children and dogs supervised. The coast path has some sharp gradients, a stream crossing, stiles and kissing gates.

Dogs welcome, but must be kept on a lead, as the walk passes through grazing areas for cattle and ponies.

Pen Anglas headland walk

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Pen Anglas headland walk

How to get here

Pen Anglas, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire
By train

Fishguard & Goodwick station 1 mile (1.5km), National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950.

By road

A40 or A487 to Goodwick. Take turning to Harbour Village from Goodwick square.

By bus

410 - Fishguard Town Service stops at Harbour Village.

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Route 4 Fishguard 1 mile (1.6km).

Pen Anglas headland walk

Facilities and access

  • Free public car park at Harbour Village
  • Pubs, cafés and public toilets in Goodwick, 1 mile (1.6km)
  • Dogs welcome on leads