Pop by 'n say hi!
Porthgain, St Davids
Porthgain – located on the St Davids Peninsula in Pembrokeshire, Wales – was once a prosperous industrial harbour. Today, Porthgain is a hidden gem on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which is popular with ramblers. Today hikers walk the forty-minute stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coastal path, between Porthagain and Abereiddi, to pay homage to the breathtaking coastal vistas. In Porthgain’s heyday though, it was slate from the quarries at Abereiddi that was transported to Porthgain to be shipped around the world. Later, Porthgain turned to brick-making. Today the harbour, in the the now tranquil town, is used mostly by local fishermen.
Porthgain is not far from St Davids, located in the north of Pembrokeshire. St Davids is the smallest city in Britain and owes its name to the Patron Saint of Wales. The history of St Davids in fact goes back to the fourth century, around the time that St David himself lived there.
Porthgain and Abereiddi are but a few of the delights to be discovered around St Davids and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. See the Visit Pembrokeshire and Visit Wales websites to find out more about how to get the best out of your visit to Pembrokeshire.
Porthgain and other escapes are features in the jfFrank online galleries.