Abereiddi can be great for snorkelling, diving, kayaking and walking.
Dogs are allowed all year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.
You can get to Abereiddi by bike with the Celtic Trail passing within two miles. This beach is close by to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. It’s also the start of a spectacular circular walk via Traeth Llyfn to the picturesque harbour of Porthgain and back. By car follow the signs from Croesgoch on the St Davids-Fishguard road (A487), or from the narrow coast road between St Davids and Llanrhian. There is limited free parking next to the beach and is full at peak times with few alternatives.
Abereiddi is a black sand beach, with pebbles and rocks higher up. It can get quite busy in summer. When bathing here, beware of currents and undertows in some places. Look out for tiny fossils, known as graptolites, on the beach. North of the beach a wheelchair-accessible path leads to the “Blue Lagoon”, a flooded slate quarry, past ruined quarry buildings and slate-workers’ cottages. It’s well worth the short walk to see this. The Blue Lagoon and much of the coast from here to Porthgain is owned by the National Trust.
There are toilets available. A mobile kiosk visits the car park selling ice creams, drinks and sandwiches. There is a phone. There are no litter or dog bins provided, please help keep Abereiddi beautiful and take your rubbish home. There is disabled access at Abereiddi with a wheelchair accessible path leading to the blue lagoon.
Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. These include a speed limit. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach. National Trust Byelaws apply to the area surrounding Abereiddi.
In the winter the car park may have a very uneven surface because the sea sweeps boulders onto it. Keep clear of the sea wall all year.
The activity of ‘Coasteering’ takes place around the cliffs here and particular in the Blue Lagoon.
Supervised Coasteering is usually very safe, but the unauthorised version of this is ‘Tombstoning’ which is extremely dangerous and should not be attempted.
Seaside Award (Rural)
This is a Marine Conservation Society recommended beach.