Porthgain is a popular little port (now mostly used for fishing and recreation) on the north coast of the St David’s Peninsula.
Once a very busy industrial port which exported slate, bricks and road stone. The remains of the brick and road stone industry stand as a reminder of how busy this little harbour must have once been.
During the summer, Porthgain is very popular with tourists and the Sloop Inn can often be so busy that just turning up in the hope of getting a pub lunch or evening meal can mean a wasted journey and a quick retreat to The Ship Inn a few miles away in Trefin.
Along with the harbour and The Sloop other attractions at Porthgain include The Shed – a small fish and chip bistro where you can grab a feast of some locally caught fish and shellfish which is landed daily and served up within hours. There is also Porthgain Shellfish who sell their produce across the whole of the UK – call 01348 831927 for more info or visit their website here. The Harbour Lights Gallery is also worth a visit with many local artists regularly exhibiting work.
Porthgain is a good place to join the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the cliff tops here offer splendid views of the north Pembrokeshire coastline.
Take the coast path west from Porthgain and walk a section which in 2010 was voted as one of the top ten UK walks by ‘the Guardian’ and is well worth the effort.
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The Strumble Shuttle Bus service calls at Porthgain should you fancy leaving the car at home.