Porthgain In Pembrokshire

Porthgain is a village in the Pembrokshire Coast National Park in Wales and is located between St. Davids and Goodwick, just north of Llanrhian.

Throughout the 19th Century Porthgain was known first for it’s slate then for brick making and finally for quarrying gravel.

The harbour, breakwater and piers were built in 1851 and served by a horsedrawn tramway from Abereiddy’s slate quarry.

The old buildings you can see on the cliff face are hoppers which were used to store the crushed gravel before shipment.