Abereiddy's sand and shingle beach with its dramatic cliffs, pretty colour-washed cottages and the striking Blue Lagoon combine to create a beautiful holiday location. This beach-side community, previously the home of quarrymen, now attracts visitors seeking a retreat from the daily "hassle" of modern life.
Abereiddy's beach is formed of a mixture of pebbles, shingle and black sand " the result of waves constantly pounding the slate cliffs.
The nearby Blue Lagoon was once a slate quarry, linked to the sea by a narrow channel. Flooded during a storm in 1904, it was closed. The Blue Lagoon serves as a reminder that the area was once prolific in the quarrying of slate. It is now considered an important geological feature.
Walking along the coast path from Abereiddy, you reach Porthgain village and harbour. Don't forget to take a look at Traeth Llwyn beach as you go along the headland.
The National Trust beach of Traethllwyn is a really beautiful, but can only be approached via the coastal path and has a flight of steps down to it.
Approaching Porthgain, north of Abereiddy, there are traces of the old narrow-gauge railway track, which once transported the quarried slate and shale to Porthgain for export.
Overlooking the beach are the ruins of a small group of cottages built for the workers of the Blue Lagoon. These were only abandoned after the floods of 1904. These in turn add "character" to this little hamlet.