Porthgain is a village on the coastline in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The village lies within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and stands between St David's Head and Strumble Head on the Wales Coast Path.
Porthgain was once a busy harbour shipping slate from the nearby quarries, before reverting to shipping bricks - again from nearby workings.
Today the village is known for both its harbour and the wonderful scenic walks and stunning beaches nearby. The picturesque village harbour, although home to local fishermen, is popular for leisure boating and can get very busy in the summer months.
The Wales Coast Path cuts through Porthgain en-route from Trefi to Abereiddy and walkers have the opportunity for refreshments and entertainment at the Shed - a small bistro situated by the Quay; the Sloop Inn - pub and restaurant (with free WiFi); and the Harbour Lights Art Gallery, which is located in the manager's office of the old works.
The emphasis of The Shed - a fish and chip Bistro - is fish and shellfish, however they always offer a meat alternative. Much of their menu is caught by themselves - often arriving in the kitchen moments after being caught. Lobster is usually always available to order - subject to weather. (Tel 01348 831518)
The Sloop Inn - a pub and restaurant - welcomes families and is open for food everyday of the year except Christmas Day. The Sloop Inn has a Bar Menu which is available lunch and evenings 7 days a week. Specials are also available alongside the Bar Menu and change regularly, and there is nearly always fresh fish amongst the specials and in the season some of their home caught lobster is available. (Tel 01348 831449)