With it’s 'blue' beach, dramatic cliffs, pretty colour-washed cottages and the striking blue lagoon - once a slate quarry, Abereiddy is a sight that you must see!
This beach-side community, previously the home of quarrymen, now attracts visitors seeking a retreat from the hassles of modern-day life.
Spend your days on Abereiddy beach or follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path round the headland to the flooded slate quarry, now a secret harbour, often referred to as the Blue Lagoon. There are birds, flowers and butterflies everywhere, a walk along the spectacular cliffs brings you to the isolated sandy beach of Traethllyfn and seaside pub and galleries at Porthgain Harbour. A little further afield is popular Whitesands Bay, the beach is popular with surfers both beginners and professionals alike.
Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages – the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slate filled stones on the beach.
A short drive takes you to the excellent range of facilities in the tiny city of St Davids with its Cathedral and Bishops Palace, while there is a well-stocked shop and garage in the nearby village of Square and Compass.
Step back in time and enjoy a simpler, slower pace in an area where you can truly get away from it all.
Abereiddy beach is in a rural setting and covered in a unique mix of sand and pebbles that are bluey –grey in colour, due to the mixture of slate and stone. This gives the water a beautifully blue colour. Encased by dramatic cliffs and pretty colour-washed cottages, Abereiddy beach is ideal for surfers, kayakers and walkers.
Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages- the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slate pebbles along the beach.
Whilst you are here, don’t miss out on Pembrokeshire’s best hidden gem- The Blue Lagoon! Head North of the beach along the headland and discover this magical place for yourself. The former quarry is breath-taking, with it’s sparkling and very deep turquoise water. This is a popular spot for coasteering groups.
In summer months, enjoy an ice-cream and a cold drink from the van in the car park.
After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the stunning Blue Lagoon! You’ll be blown away by the Mediterranean-like turquoise water, which is a favourite for kayakers and coasteering groups.