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Porth y Rhaw & Aber Llong

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Porth y Rhaw

Porth y Rhaw (last syllable rhymes with 'cow') is a small inlet on the north side of St Brides Bay. It is mostly rocks and pebbles with some sand at low tide. The cliffs are of dark mudstones and sandstones. It's probably a good place for snorkelling but not much else.

Just to the east is the cove of Aber Llong which has more sand and the rusting remains of a shipwreck visible at low tide. This beach can be accessed by walking (with great care) down a steep scree slope and rocks on the eastern side.

Parking for about 6 or 7 cars can be found on the lane to Nine Wells caravan and camping site - turn off the St Davids road just after the 'Nine Wells' sign where the road dips. The parking area is about 40 yards down on the left just after the cottage at Grid Ref: SM787248 (Lat : 51.8780°N, Lon : 5.2163°W). From here a footpath follows the valley down to the beaches.

The photos were taken at low tide.

The way down to Aber LlongThe way down to Aber Llong
Aber Llong beachAber Llong beach
Wreck remains at Aber LlongWreck remains at Aber Llong
The way down to Aber Llong
The way down to Aber Llong
Aber Llong beach
Aber Llong beach
Wreck remains at Aber Llong
Wreck remains at Aber Llong
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