Named one of ‘Britain’s prettiest fishing villages’ by BBC Countryfile Magazine, Porthgain is a popular hamlet in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Set around a traditional village green, Porthgain was at one time a small commercial harbour used for exporting stone from the nearby quarry. Today it’s mostly used for fishing and recreation.
Huge red-brick hoppers – once used for storing crushed granite – overlook the harbour to this day. These structures add to Porthgain’s distinctive character and provide a lasting reminder of its industrial past.
For refreshment, head to The Sloop Inn, a quaint pub said to have once been a smugglers’ haunt but now enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. There’s also The Shed, a relaxed and informal fish and chip bistro.