This pretty village sits in a lovely location on the Pembrokershire coast. There's a picturesque harbour, galleries, old quarries and fine pubs to visit in the village.
This circular walk from the village takes you along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the beach at Traeth Llyfn and the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy. It's a stunning area with cliff tops paths, coves, bays, beaches, old quarries and some lovely countryside as well.
The walk starts from the public car parking area in Porthgain, next to the harbour. You can then pick up the coast path and follow it west towards Traeth Llyfn beach. The sandy and rocky beach is backed by towering cliffs and is reached by very steep metal stairs. A short walk from here you'll find another lovely beach at Abereiddy. There's also the Blue Lagoon, a flooded slate quarry, with greenish coloured water, owing to the mineral content within the quarry.
The route then heads east through the countryside to the Ynys Barry Cottages before turning north along a country lane to return to Porthgain.
PostcodeSA62 5BN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Porthgain Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Porthgain Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Porthgain OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Porthgain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The historic Sloop Inn is a fine place for some post walk refreshment. The inn is said to date back to the 18th century with the main bar part of the original building. You can sit outside and enjoy a fine meal with a view of the harbour. You can find them at postcode SA62 5BN for your sat navs.
The coast path makes for a fine bracing dog walk. The Sloop mentioned above is dog friendly in the outdoor section.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head south along the coast path and you could visit Whitesands Bay, St David's Head and enjoy a climb to the viewpoint at Carn Llidi.
If you head north you can visit Strumble Head Lighthouse and the viewpoint at Garn Fawr.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.