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Blue Lagoon In Wales – A Complete Guide

The Blue Lagoon in Wales is located just around the corner from Abereiddy Beach on the Pembrokeshire coast. Here is a complete guide.

How To Get To The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a former slate quarry that has become a popular tourist spot and natural adventure playground on the Pembrokeshire coast Wales.

On Foot

You can walk from nearby Porthgain village where you will find free parking, cafes and toilets.

This is a beautiful walk that will take you approximately 45 minutes.

Bus

There is a Fflecsi bus service available in Pembrokeshire that can pick you up and drop you off in a service area and not just at a bus stop.

You must book your ride via the app or phone, then a bus picks you up at your request, changing its route so that all passengers can get to where they need to go.

You can travel anywhere in the area. Fflecsi Adult returns start from £4 or £6 for longer journeys. Children can travel for as little as £1.50 return.

There is also a coastal bus service, number 404, that stops near the car park in Abereiddy.

Car

Once off the main road, the single track lanes to reach Abereiddy Beach and the Blue Lagoon are quite narrow and steep. I would recommend driving with caution.

The closest car park to the Blue Lagoon is at Abereiddy Beach (SA62 6DT), which is less than a 10 minute walk away from Blue Lagoon.

Cost to park in Abereiddy car park is £4 for all day. (Card or cash.)

At Abereiddy car park you will find toilets, an ice cream van and kiosks where you can book adventure sports for the Blue Lagoon.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Blue Lagoon Entrance Fee

It is free to visit the Blue Lagoon in Wales.

Blue Lagoon Opening Times

The Blue Lagoon is accessible all day, every day.

However I would not recommend visiting after dark as it could be dangerous.

Abereiddy Beach In Wales
Abereiddy Beach from the car park.
Abereiddy Beach In Wales
The trail that leads around to the Blue Lagoon can be found to the right of the beach.

Best Times To Visit The Blue Lagoon

This a very popular tourist spot, therefore, on holidays and weekends, try to arrive early or late in the day when it’s less busy.

If driving to the Blue Lagoon, the single track lanes that lead to the car park get busy and an early start might help you avoid some of the traffic and get a parking space in Abereiddy car park..

Parking charge at Abereiddy car park is £4 whatever time of day you arrive.

When planning a trip to the Blue Lagoon in Wales, it’s a good idea to check the weather and tides before you go.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

Abereiddy Beach In Wales
Follow the steps and off we go.
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Well prepared for the afternoon.

What To Expect At The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a former slate quarry, not quite as large as Dinorwic Quarry, that closed in 1910.

Local fishermen requested a narrow channel be blasted between the quarry and the sea, creating an artificial harbour to shelter their boats.

It’s the sediment from the slate stone that turned the water blue and created the name ‘Blue Lagoon’.

Today, it is a natural adventure playground and the perfect place for water sports. You can swim, jump, dive, paddle board, kayak or just admire the stunning scenery.

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series have used this beautiful setting for their competition.

Simply park up in the Abereiddy Beach car park and follow the trail around the coast. It’s roughly a 5-10 minute walk until you reach the Blue Lagoon.

Abereiddy Beach In Wales
Looking back over Abereiddy Beach from the trail.
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Arriving at the Blue Lagoon in Wales.
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A handful of brave tourists preparing to get wet.

The Activities

One of the most popular activities at the Blue Lagoon is coasteering (moving along the coastline on foot or by swimming). You can even go on a coasteering tour.

To really get your adrenaline pumping though, most that visit choose to jump from varying heights, off the cliffs into the Blue Lagoon.

The only downside is you have to swim out to the cliff jumping area and back to the bay again!

There are plenty of sunbathing spots around the rocks that can become a nice little sun trap. At busy times it can be enjoyable just relaxing and watching all the sporting activities taking place.

The beautiful green and blue colours of this 25m deep pool, set against the grey slate cliffs make for a spectacular sight and definitely worth a visit if in the area.

We visited on an overcast day, following a short stop at Llangrannog Beach, so the water wasn’t amazing.

However, on the odd time the sun shone through we definitely caught a glimpse of the potential the Blue Lagoon in Wales holds in summer!

Next up on the Wales itinerary was St Govan’s Chapel.

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First impressions – very cold!
The Blue Lagoon Cliff Jump In Wales
A young lad take off from the top cliff jump.
The Blue Lagoon Cliff Jump In Wales
A couple of girls take off from the lower cliff jump.

Where To Stay In South Wales

Luxury

Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages

Just 2 miles from Pontardawe, Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages feature family-run, self-catering accommodation on a farm, 10 miles from Gower Peninsula and 8 miles from Brecon Beacons National Park.

Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are provided.

Set in traditional stone buildings, the cottages sit in a 100-acre property offering panoramic views of the Welsh countryside.

They all come with a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor dining area with BBQ facilities and a living room.

Some cottages also offer a washing machine and tumble dryer. They either have river views or courtyard views. One also has a private garden.

Mid-Budget

Morgans Hotel

In Swansea’s historic Maritime Quarter, Morgans Hotel provides luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi, 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre.

This grade II listed building also has a relaxed restaurant and a stylish bar.

Equipped with a flat-screen TV and a sleek private bathroom with toiletries, each air-conditioned room also has Egyptian cotton bedding. Rooms in the separate Townhouse all boast elegant hardwood floors and some rooms are air-conditioned.

Guests dine in the boardroom of this former home of the Port Authority. A modern European menu is on offer, whilst Morgans Bar has sofas, cocktails, chilled beers and wines from around the globe.

This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach.

Budget

Neon 160

Neon 160 is set in Swansea, 0.6 miles from Swansea Marina and 1.1 miles from Cathedral Church of St Joseph.

Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

The property is close to popular attractions like Loughor Castle, Gower College Swansea and Swansea Crown Court.

Selected rooms also offer a kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and an oven.

For more places to stay in Wales, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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