Porth Wen Beach
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Porth Wen is an interesting little bay just west of the popular Bull Bay. Despite it's attractions Porth Wen is quite off the beaten track and mostly frequented by fishermen.
The shoreline here is fairly rocky and a host of rockpools are uncovered as the tide drops out. Towards the western end of the beach is a large natural rock arch which appears incorporated into the remains of an old harbour. Perhaps the most interesting feature of Port Wen is the old brickworks.
The brickworks closed when World War I broke out but the ruins of the chimneys, factory buildings and kilns remain creating an eerie backdrop to this pretty cove.
Access to Porth Wen can be challenging as it involves a steep path. Parking nearby is also very limited.