Abereiddi is a black sand beach, with pebbles and rocks higher up and can be great for snorkelling, diving, kayaking and walking.
Abereiddi 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. Please note that access to the Blue Lagoon is often closed in autumn to limit the disturbance of seals and their pups in the area.
Green Coast Award. Visit the Keep Wales Tidy website for more information on the Wales Coast Awards.
There are toilets available. No disabled facilities or baby changing facilities available. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website for toilet opening dates and times.
A mobile kiosk visits the car park selling refreshments. There is a phone. There are no litter or dog bins provided, please help keep Abereiddi beautiful and take your rubbish home.
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.
No easy access to the beach but there is a wheelchair accessible path leading to the Blue Lagoon. View our Abereiddi ‘Walks for All’ route to find out more.
You can get to Abereiddi by bike, with the Celtic Trail passing within two miles. Visit the Sustrans website for more information on the Celtic Trail.
The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Visit the Coast Path section of this website to find out more. It’s also the start of a spectacular circular walk via Traeth Llyfn to the picturesque harbour of Porthgain and back.
The coastal bus the Strumble Shuttle stops at Abereiddi. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website to see bus timetables.
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 a privately-owned car park in a field on the left hand side of the road at the top of the hill that leads down to Abereiddi. There is very limited disabled parking next to the beach. Seasonal charges apply.
- When bathing here, beware of currents and undertows in some places.
- 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.
- There are no Lifeguards at this beach. Please visit the RNLI website to find the nearest Lifeguarded beach.
- Never swim alone. If you get in trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help. If you see someone in difficulty, never attempt a rescue, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
- Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. These include a speed limit.
- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach. Visit our byelaws page to find out more.
- National Trust Byelaws apply to the area surrounding Abereiddi.