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A wild stretch of coastline from blue lagoon to beach

Popular with divers and coasteerers, Abereiddi's Blue Lagoon is a spectacular coastal feature. The lagoon is actually a flooded former slate quarry and you can still see atmospheric ruined quarry buildings on the clifftops.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day life with a walk along the quiet and secluded Abermawr Beach, with marsh and woodlands behind. It was once selected by Brunel as a cable and railway terminus.

Then explore Abercastle, a picturesque cove and fishing village, with a sand and shingle beach. Ruined limekilns and a corn store are further signs of Pembrokeshire's industrial past.

This is a great coast to explore by kayak. Whether you’re spotting seabirds on the rocks or just towing a mackerel line, you can often see more from sea level than from the coast path - and with half the effort.

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championships visited the Blue Lagoon in 2012 - the first time the event had been held in the UK. We were delighted to host the event again in 2013.

Abereiddi coastal change

Abereiddi beach and car park, April 2014 © Andrew Tuddenham

Abereiddi beach and car park, April 2014

 The storms in early 2014 had a major impact on our coastline. The beach head and car park at Abereiddi have changed dramatically and we ask that you follow the wooden waymarker signs for your own safety.

Take a look at our short article about how the storms have altered Abereiddi and what we are doing about it.

Coastal discovery tours with Preseli Venture

Get ready to experience family friendly or adult coasteering or kayaking wildlife tours in 2015 with Preseli Venture. Explore the most beautiful and remote parts of the Abereiddi to Abermawr coastline.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Get outdoors and go wild with 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. Pick up your scrap book at the St David's Shop and Visitor Information Centre and tick off as many as you can.

Discover the colour on a Great Welsh Walk

Coastal slopes cloaked with the yellows and browns of fading bracken, the headlands spotted with the pink flowers of common heather and the woodland start to change from green to gold.

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