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Porthgain Harbour at high tide

Porthgain (Welsh for fair/beautiful port) is a small fishing harbour village on the north Pembrokeshire coast.


In the 1900s this was an industrial harbour, exporting slate then later bricks.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

From Haverfordwest follow the A40 towards Fishguard, turn left in Letterston towards St Davids. At Mathry turn left onto the A487. In Croesgoch turn right (signposted Porthgain).

By bus[edit]

The 404 'Strumble Shuttle' bus runs St Davids - Fishguard, stopping at coastal towns and villages including Porthgain(Daily during summer months, Thursday & Saturday only from Oct - May).

Get around[edit]

It is a small village to walk around.


Remains of hoppers for loading stone
Porthgain Harbour at low tide
  • Harbour. With large brick hoppers dating back to the late 1900s when crush granite road-stone was shipped from the harbour.







There are public toilets near the carpark, open from Easter to October half term.

Go next[edit]

Follow the Pembrokeshire Coast Path south from Porthgain to Abereiddy or north to Abercastle. Other places of interest include St Davids and Fishguard.

This city travel guide to Porthgain is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.