Trefin is situated about half way between St David’s and Fishguard on the north Pembrokeshire Coast.
This small village is steeped in history and is well positioned for visiting the stunning beauty of the coastline here.
Some 500 yards inland of some spectacular cliffs and coves, Trefin is most famous for its old mill – Melin Trefin. Mentioned in the Archdruid Crwys’ poem of the same name. Cerys Mathews (the singer) has also added to the fame by naming her daughter ‘Glenys Pearl y-Felin’ which in English translates to Holy Pearl of the Mill – more on that story here…
The village has a small population (a little under 150) and only one pub – The Ship Inn. There is also a cafe in the village – The Mill Trefin.
Due to the villages location off of the main St David’s to Fishguard road the village is a quiet peaceful place – ideal for all wishing to get away from the more touristy villages such as Porthgain which is just a short drive away.
Scattered around the village are pretty old welsh cottages and buildings, plus more modern houses built on small cul de sacs, the locals are a friendly bunch and there are also two Chapels should you fancy a Sunday morning Hymn or two.
Head west out of the village and you will dip down into a small valley with a bridge. To the right here is a footpath that leads down to a small cove called Aber Felin or Aberdraw (see top picture) below the headland of Trwyn Llwyd (The Grey Point in English). You can also pick up the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path at this point.
The Strumble Shuttle Bus service passes through Trefin if you would like to take a relaxing scenic route through the area.