Abercastle has always been a much loved place with the locals and visitors alike. The coastal hamlet is set within a conservation area of the National park and is popular with walkers and fishermen- who can still be seen here regularly landing their catch.
This little coastal inlet is multi-purpose with small fishing and leisure craft moored, while the sand and shingle beach provides a great spot for beach games. There’s a great walk to explore, around the cliff path to Aberfelin, which takes about an hour. At low tide, visit the island at the end of the creek where you’ll discover caves and fabulous rock pools.
Ideally placed along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Abercastle offers the best scenery around and great chances to spot wildlife, such as seals and their pups.
Abercastle is a great base for exploring the best of Pembrokeshire’s North West coast. Situated only a short drive away from Porthgain, with it’s two wonderful pub restaurants and stunning harbour, along with Abereiddy, with it’s unbeatable turquoise lagoon- popular with cliff jumpers and kayakers. The city of St Davids is also easily accessible from this area by car and is a wonderful place to visit.
Abercastle is a wonderful location to visit, whatever time of year.
Abercastle is a picturesque cove which was once a busy slate port. It’s small ‘beach’ is made up of sand, shingle and seaweed and is popular with walkers and fishermen. It is an inlet still used as a harbour base for a string of local fishermen.
Swimmers, divers, kayakers and boating enthusiasts are drawn to this area. There is a slipway for boats and kayaks. The beach also faces North West so is naturally sheltered from winds.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Trefin. Here, there is a pub and a café that both serve good food.
Carreg Sampson is a Neolithic Burial Chamber of the dolmen variety. Stood tall are seven upright stones, three of which support a 4.5 metre long capstone. It is the remains of a large tomb which may once have been covered with a mound of earth, however any hint of a covering mound has since disappeared. A visit to Carreg Sampson is well worth it even if you are not a history buff, as it enjoys panoramic views across the land and sea.