Pebbles and extraordinarily dark sand made of pounded grey slate form this rural beach. The same slate gives a brilliant deep blue colour to the water in the ‘Blue Lagoon’; a beautiful little harbour – a breached quarry – just to the north of the beach – now only accessible from the coast path.
Be aware Abereiddi beach has strong currents. This is a popular spot for coasteering, climbing along the cliffs at sea level, leaping into the sea if you reach an impassable bit. Please enjoy coasteering as part of an organised group. Alongside the old quarry are a row of ruined cottages to explore.
If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!
Abereiddy Common Land
In response to the storm damage caused to the common land at Abereiddy in early 2014, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum has prepared this Public Statement for users’ information.
– Abereiddy is open for business as usual, but due to the storm damage parking capacity has been reduced.
– We encourage responsible and considerate parking of vehicles that make use of the common land. Due to the reduced capacity the landowners regret that it is no longer appropriate for motorhomes & campervans to park on the common during the day. You are encouraged to make use of local designated campsites. Parking on the common overnight is still prohibited.
– A designated area of the common land will be roped off near the disused kilns for authorised commercial vehicles only and activity providers who are licence holders with the National Trust. Cars and other vehicles should refrain from using the area.
– The common is open and welcomes responsible dog walkers all year. Please dispose of mess in bins provided.
– The Wales Coast Path will now be the main access to the Blue Lagoon. There is planned work by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (PCNPA) to upgrade it. Date for work is to be confirmed by PCNPA.
– The National Trusts (NT) priority now, as with other historic features threatened by coastal erosion is to understand and record them whilst they are still here. NT are resurveying the quarry worker cottages to document the features that were exposed by the storms. They are also preparing to dismantle and salvage a section of walls, making the material available for local conservation building projects.
– The pile of boulders near the cottages was intended for the proposed construction of the revetment pre 2014 storms. Discussions are ongoing with landowners and Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) about their current use.
– Post storm damage sea defences are currently being discussed between landowners and Pembrokeshire County Council.
– PCC is working with PCNPA to re-establish pedestrian access to the public conveniences. Maintenance work has been undertaken on the public conveniences,