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Beach, free entry


Abereiddy beach is famous for its black sand full of tiny fossils. Abereiddy nestles in a sheltered bay; it's one of Pembrokeshire's pebble backed storm beaches. All the pebble banks, like the one at Newgale, were created by a huge storm in 1859.

Nearby is the Blue Lagoon, a flooded slate quarry, regarded as an important geological feature. Abereiddy is on the northern coast of St David's Peninsula, about 5 miles away from St David's itself. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes the beach. The walk from Abereiddy to Porthgain is one of the best stretches along the entire coast path.

A Green Coast and Seaside Award beach. Nearest Information Centre, numerous cafes, pubs and shops can all be found in St David's 5 miles away. Dogs allowed.

Open all the time


Free entry


St David’s Visitor Centre

01437 720392


SA62 6DT



Plan route to Abereiddy Bay Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SM 797312  Lat: 51.93592 Long: -5.20561

Turn off the A487 Fishguard to St David's road at the southern end of the village of Croesgogh where signed to Abereiddy.

Check for coastal bus services -

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 25 miles from Haverfordwest station