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Porthgain, Abereiddi Bay & Blue Lagoon

Pembrokeshire Coast Walk

Nat Park - Pembrokeshire Coast

County/Area - Pembrokeshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.7 miles / 6 km    Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Time - 2 hours 20 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Porthgain, Abereiddi Bay & Blue Lagoon
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This excellent Pembrokeshire Walk starts from the harbour village of Porthgain and then crosses Ynys Barry to Abereiddi Bay. The route then returns to the start following the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The coastal section of the walk passes the Blue Lagoon, the sands of Traeth Llfyn and a scenic section of coast before returning to the start.

The start is the car park at Porthgain (grid ref. SM815321). Leave the car park and follow the road you used to reach Porthgain. Continue up the road for 800 metres. You will pass a footpath sign and gate on the left. A short way beyond this bear right down a tarmac lane. Continue along this lane and walk past the Ynys Barry Holiday Cottage complex. Join a track and follow this for 800 metres where the field boundary turns left at 45 degrees. Initially follow the wall and where the wall turns left again cut across the field to a gate. Once through the gate follow a track across the hillside towards the sea passing to the right of a white painted toilet block.

Beyond the toilets turn right and join the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with the sea on your left. You pass the entrance sign to the National Trust Ynys Barri with an information board down a side path on your left. Stay on the main path, pass through a gate and immediately take the right-hand fork. The rising path soon offers a grandstand view of the Blue Lagoon below on your left, which is a flooded former quarry. Do be careful here especially with children as there is steep drop off the path!

The coast path then offers a beautiful cliff top walk. You first pass Traeth Llfyn (beach) before cutting across a small headland to continue along a clifftop path. The path is well-signed with the National Trail Acorn symbol so you can relax and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery. The walk finishes with a descent to the quayside. Continue ahead back to the carpark.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1434 Abercastle & Trefin Circularmoderate7.5 miles
Walk 3476 Porthgain & Blue Lagoon from Abereiddyeasy/mod6.5 miles
Walk 2056 Pointz Castle from Solvaeasy/mod5.5 miles
Walk 1997 St. David's & Coast Path Circularmoderate9.7 miles
Walk 2057 St. David's Head & Carn Llidieasy/mod4.5 miles
Walk 3483 Penberry & St Davids Head from Whitesands Baymoderate9.0 miles
Walk 3479 Strumble Head & Garn Fawr Hillfortmoderate6.8 miles
Walk 3482 Garn Fawr & Garn Fechan Hillfortseasy1.5 miles
Walk 3480 Strumble Head from Garn Fawreasy/mod5.0 miles
Walk 1210 Porth Clais & St Justinian'seasy/mod5.5 miles

Recommended Books & eBooks

The Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast PathA single guidebook to walking the whole Wales Coast Path - 1400km (870 miles) the length of Wales from Chester to Chepstow, including Anglesey, described in 57 stages. The route passes through the Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire National Parks and many AONBs and can be linked with the Offa's Dyke Path for a complete circuit of Wales.
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