A Weekend Break at Bwthyn Hir
Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic retreat or a family of 4 setting off on a seaside adventure, a weekend break at Bwthyn Hir has it all. Sea views, scenic walks and so much history. Only 500 yards from the beach, there’s ample opportunity for lungs full of air and the best night’s sleep in ages.
You’ve arrived in Abereiddy, once a bustling slate mine and now a cove known for being the centre of coastal activity. You can still see remnants of its industrial past – walk past the ruined workers cottages and up onto the bank beyond the beach, where you’ll reach the Blue Lagoon. This sunken mine shaft has water bluer than anywhere else along the coast due to mineral byproducts of mining in the water. It makes a magical photo and is a great spot for a sheltered cold-water swim!
Speaking of swimming, a perfect weekend break activity during your stay at Bwthyn Hir could be a spot of coasteering. This ancient site is now well known for it, and local company Man Up UK offer coasteering and kayaking trips from this very beach. This water sports top spot was also the location for the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition over recent years. So why not get into your wetsuits and try something different?
The walks around Abereiddy are also stunning – from Bwthyn Hir, walk down the valley and along the top of the Blue Lagoon for the best sunset spot in Pembrokeshire! A few hundred metres north is the beautiful Traeth Llyfn beach, a secluded cove accessed by a metal stairwell. Take a picnic and your bathers for an afternoon at this secluded spot.
A weekend break at Bwthyn Hir wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Porthgain. Just 2 miles north and accessible by road or by a gorgeous stretch of coastal path, this tiny port has two of the best eateries in North Pembrokeshire. Pop to The Sloop for a pint in one of the oldest mariners pubs in Wales, or why not have a romantic meal in fish restaurant The Shed? Both offer fantastic, fresh local food, incredible harbourside views and the chance to totally relax to the sound of the sea.
With all this on your doorstep, you’re in for a fantastic weekend break at Bwthyn Hir. Take a further look at this gorgeous cottage here.