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Abereiddi Bay

Pembrokeshire

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Abereiddi has a small black sand beach, with pebbles and rocks. It was awarded the Blue Flag rural beach award in 2005.

Look out for tiny fossils on the beach, known as graptolites.

A large car-park adjoins the beach, where in the summer an ice cream van can usually be found. The beach also has public toilets which are open from Easter to November half term. 

Nearby are the ruins of a harbour built to export stone. On the edge of the car park is the ruin of a small group of houses known as 'The Street'. These houses were built for the quarry workers of the Blue Lagoon and were only abandoned after a flood in the early 20th century.

North of the beach a wheelchair-accessible path leads to the "Blue Lagoon", a flooded slate quarry filled with seawater, past ruined quarry buildings and slate-workersí cottages. Itís well worth the short walk to see this.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path gives fine walking in both directions. The south east goes around St David's Head and on to Whitesands Bay. Whilst the other direction leads to Porthgain, this is a 40 minute walk.

It can get quite busy in summer. When bathing, beware of currents and undertows in some places.

Abereiddi other claim to fame is it's use as the main location for the 1961 film Fury at Smugglers Bay, staring Peter Cushing.


Location: Abereiddi, Pembroke

Grid Reference: SM 796312 Ceremonial County: Pembrokeshire

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Getting there: A487 turning at Croesgoch then follow the signs.

Access: The beach being of pebbles and rocks not suitable for wheelchair users. However there is a Slipway down to the beach, and wheelchair accessible path via 'Blue Lagoon' at the north end of the Large Car Park.
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Opening Times: All year, although facilities like on site toilets only open Easter to November Half Term school holidays.

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Notes: Ice cream van on site during the summer. Shop in nearby village.

Public toilets open Easter to November Half Term holidays. Can become busy during the summer.

 

Black sand beach, fossils, nearby flooded slate quarry and ruined quarry buildings. Polarizer for beach scenes, macro lens for fossil close ups, Suitable gear for pebbled beach, picnic and plenty to drink.

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By: Tracey Park Section: Bay Key:
Page Ref: abereiddi Topic: Beaches, Bays and Coastal  Last Updated: 07/2009

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