Arches UK - a collection of Nature’s arches and bridges
St Govan’s Arch
NABSQNO 30U 365877 – 5718173
Pembrokeshire. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was designated in 1952 and remains the only UK national park recognised primarily for its coastline. It boasts some of the most spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife in Britain. It stretches from the resorts of Saundersfoot and Tenby in the south to Cardigan in the north an area of 243 sq miles. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is a 180 mile walking trail.
St Govan’s Head is the most southerly point of the national park. Just west of the point, by the car park, is a flight of stone steps leading down to a small 13th century chapel parts of which may date back to the 6th century.
Caution. The road crosses a military firing range and may be closed on certain days.
This arch is the better of the two arches that are on either side of the small bay below the chapel.
It has a span of about 6 ft and a height of about 15 ft.