We walked from the site today, duly clad in our waterproofs…start as we mean to go on!
It should have been about 15 minutes to walk to the coastal path but we made a slight detour, clambering over fences and three fields to get there. Later on we discovered (surprise that) we had made an error on where the footpath actually was! OL35 North Pembrokeshire map has now been purchased so said error should not reoccur…
Having made it to the coast path, we turned right and enjoyed beautiful views along the route eventually dropping down to Abereiddy beach. On the other side of the beach there are two paths, one continuing along to Porthgain and the other to the Blue Lagoon.
The National Trust have created a concrete footpath to the lagoon to allow for disabled access, although it does peter out the nearer you get so you need to be made of hardy stock to endure the bumpy final approach.
There used to be an old slate quarry here and it was in use up until 1910. Then the channel connecting the quarry to the sea was blasted, allowing the sea to flood the site. This created what is now called the Blue Lagoon.
You can also see the remains of some of the old quarry buildings but they are off limits to visit inside. The water is supposed to be very deep, hence why they have decided to stage the Red Bull Diving Challenge 2016 here in August.
We stopped here for lunch while gazing out to sea before setting off back to site stopping off to see some lovely horses.