Landowner

National Trust
Harbour managed by Abercastle Boat Owners Association

Facilities

  • Public Telephone
  • Car Parking for a very small number of cars.
  • Slipway onto soft sand – 4 wheel drive only

Description

The site is an old trading harbour, exporting slate and agricultural produce. There are also limekilns remnants of its industrial past. The large ruined building was a corn store.

Nearby is the Carreg Sampson Burial Chamber built over 5000 years ago by a Neolithic tribe who used it for over 100 burials.

The site has very limited parking near the harbour. The slipway should be kept clear at all times. The first recorded single-handed sailor to cross the Atlantic landed here over 100 years ago, having sailed from America in a small open boat.

Activities

Fishing. This is popular along the coast, established tracks should be used to reach fishing spots. When climbing restrictions are in place fishermen are asked to avoid the cliff areas to prevent bird disturbance.

Diving. Parking is a particular problem at Abercastle so cannot be recommended for visiting clubs or groups over peak periods. Better to launch from Porthgain or Goodwick.
Kayaking. The harbour itself offers safe, sheltered and interesting paddling. Outside the harbour strong currents develop off the headlands and like the rest of this stretch of coast needs to be treated with considerable respect.

Climbing. Though there are several recorded climbing sites in the area none have become very popular and much of the fixed protection and stake belays have disappeared. None seem suitable for group use. Climbing restrictions apply to Ynys Deullyn but not Craig Ddu.

Important Information

Cars should be parked with consideration and not cause access difficulties to gates and driveways.

Vehicles should not block the slipway.

National Trust byelaws apply to their land to the west of Abercastle. These should be complied with at all times.

The harbour is under the control of Abercastle Boatowners Association.

Useful Contact Numbers

  • The National Trust – 01646 661359
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – 0845 345 7275
  • Milford Haven Coast Guard – 01646 690909

PUBLIC TELEPHONE IN VILLAGE