Things to see & do

Explore the coast

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Quarrymen cottages at Abereiddi slate works

The ruins of the quarrymen cottages are adjacent to the car park, along what was called The Row. Above The Row are the remains of the foreman's house and the powder store.

Don't miss

  • Eating out in Porthgain - try the Sloop or the Shed
  • The serpent tree curling its way over the footpath in Abermawr woods
  • The wild beauty of Traeth Llyfn beach, between Abereiddi and Porthgain
  • The sunset over the coast towards St Davids from the Blue Lagoon
  • Rubble artwork on the floor of the granite quarry near Porthgain
  • Atlantic grey seals - they give birth on the remote beaches in autumn

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February. Spring flowers are starting to show themselves in Abermawr woods. Look for snowdrops in bloom and the newly emerged shoots of bluebells and wild garlic.

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A colourful Great Tit one of the frequent visitors to our bird table ©

March. Listen out for the simple, two-part song of the great tit at Abermawr woods. Spring has started!

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Wild garlic © Mike May

April. Abermawr woods are alive with bird song and the scent of wild garlic. A few fresh leaves make a tasty addition to a picnic sandwich.


Enjoy Abermawr's charming woodlands, tucked behind the shingle beach and marsh. They're famous for their spring bluebells. Abermawr nearly became a busy cable and railway terminus, but Brunel's plans were not developed.

Family adventures

50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 

We reckon there are at least 19 things to do at Abereiddi to Abermawr.  Here's the top 5:

  • Hunt for fossils and bones
  • Skim a stone
  • Try rock climbing
  • Catch a falling leaf
  • Make a home for a wild animal