In 2006 the village of St. Dogmaels won the Wales Calor Village of the Year competition. The village contains the remains of a 12th century Tironian abbey, which was in its day one of the richer monastic institutions in Wales.The start of the coast path is adjacent to the landing stage at north end of St. Dogmaels. The first Pembroke coast path sign is at Poppit Sands. Poppit Sands is a beautiful sandy beach, backed with sand dunes at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary. It is a blue flag bathing beach making it an ideal holiday location or a spot of paddling! The first three miles of this section follow roads and country lanes to lead you to spectacular cliff scenery with fine examples of coastal geology and views of Cardigan Island. The highest point of the whole of this national trail is on this section at 175 metres. The coastal bus link is at the village of Moylgrove, less than 1 mile inland from Ceibwr Bay. There is a youth hostel at Poppit, however the main centre for accommodation is Cardigan with a bus service to St. Dogmaels.