Abereiddy Beach and the Blue Lagoon
Abereiddy is a pebbly beach made up mainly of shingle and sand. The beach is great for families as facilities include parking yards from the beach, an ice cream van (during season) wheelchair access to the Blue Lagoon, toilets and emergency telephone. A walk along the coastline through National Trust land, takes you to the Blue Lagoon, a popular spot for fossil hunting. Abereiddy beach is particularly rich in fossils of graptolites, an extinct sea creature.
The Blue Lagoon is a large disused slate quarry, now filled with seawater through a breach in the outer wall. This is 25m deep, according to a nearby PembrokeshireNational Park information board. Despite the name, the water is always a distinct greenish hue, owing to the mineral content within the quarry. The lagoon is a favourite for adventure groups practicing Coasteering, and also divingwhen the weather prevents deep sea dives.
The Blue Lagoon hosted the Red Bull World Cliff Diving Championships in 2013.