Harbour Lights Gallery
Situated in the beautiful Harbour Village of Porthgain in Pembrokeshire, Wales
Just off the A487 Between Fishguard and St.Davids
Free parking at Porthgain right outside the Gallery
Postcode: SA62 5BL
If you have any problems finding us, please call us on:
01348 831 549
Plenty of parking directly outside the gallery. Disabled access into the main room also, although a small step down into another room.
Please call us if you have any questions about disabled access.
(Open all year round)
Currently only open by Appointment ( from Monday 22nd June)
Porthgain village is on the north Coast of Pembrokeshire between St.Davids and Fishguard.. The village of Porthgain has a wealth of historical relics from its time as a prosperous industrial harbour in the early 1900s.
At one time, the harbour exported slate from quarries a few miles south at Abereiddi, Trwynllwyd and Porthgain itself. Abereiddi and the quarries to the South were linked by a tramway. Water-powered mills at Porthgain sawed the quarried slate slabs before shipment.
In later years the slate trade was abandoned, although Porthgain survived by turning to brickmaking, and later to crushed roadstone. Large brick hoppers dominate the harbour. These hoppers were used to store crushed dolerite before shipment and are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. In 1987 Porthgain was designated as a conservation area. Slate, from a local quarry, was handled through the harbour from 1850 to 1910. Bricks were made in the harbour area from 1889 to 1912 using waste from the slate operation. The crushed dolerite (1889–1931) was used as a road stone.
The harbour is still home to local fishermen and can get very busy in the summer with recreational boaters and walkers. Other attractions and conveniences include the Pembrokeshire Coast Path rambling up both sides of the harbour one side leading to Trefin and the other towards Abereiddy and The Blue Lagoon, There is also a fantastic pub – The Sloop Inn and a renowned fish bistro by the Harbour – The Shed (Booking advised!)
There is plenty of free parking in the village although at peak times the village does get very busy. There are no allocated disabled parking bays in the village but if you are making a special journey to the Gallery and need suitable parking, please call ahead and we will do what we can to accommodate you right outside the Gallery.