Porthgain Harbour Beach Photo

Porthgain Harbour Beach - Pembrokeshire

Stone hoppers, Porthgain harbour

A place with an interesting industrial past. Slate for roofing, bricks and granite for roadstone were produced here and exported by ship from here. It all came to an end in 1931. A tourist hotspot now, not least because of a fine pub, The Sloop, and a world-class fish bistro, The Shed. One side of the harbour is dominated by these huge brick storage hoppers for the granite roadstone and the remains of the shutes that filled them. The quarry was/is on the other side of the headland.

© Philip Pankhurst and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Taken at: Porthgain Harbour Beach, South Wales

Date taken / added: 14th Jul 2015

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