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Situated on the north coast of the St. Davids Peninsula, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Trefin lies between the villages of Porthgain and Abercastle, just a short walk from Aberfelin (Aberdraw) beach, this quaint coastal village, despite being small in size, boasts great facilities for locals and holidaymakers alike.
Trefin has a cafe & gallery – The Mill which exhibits the work of local artists and serves a variety of meals. The centre of the village has its own original roundabout, which has developed around the old disused village pump on the green. Trefin’s pub “The Ship Inn” is at the south end of the village. A welcoming, family orientated, pub with its own children’s room and garden.
Just a short walk from the village of Trefin is the quiet bay of Aberfelin. Just a few metres above the beach lie the ruins of the historical mill “Melin Trefin”. These ruins are inextricably linked to one of Archdruid Crwys‘ most famous work “Melin Trefin”, which will ensure that Trefin is never forgotten within the culture of Wales. 2003 saw Trefin launched into the media limelight, when Cerys Matthews, lead singer of Catatonia, decided to get married in the tiny Rehoboth Chapel.
Sitting just underneath the ruins of the historic mill and enclosed by rugged cliffs, Aberfelin’s cove is a small low-tide sand and shingle beach. This understated cove is a lovely place to relax and enjoy or for the explorer in you boasts an excellent myriad of rock pools for you to explore.
Trefin and Aberfelin are also excellently located for those of you who wish to explore the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, with easy access onto the path from the village or from the cove at Aberfelin. The Coastal Bus service, “the Strumble Shuttle” also stops along the way and provides you with an opportunity to see Pembrokeshire without the use of a car, you can walk the coastal path and return to fetch your car using the bus.
Situated on the Pwllderi to Porthgain stretch of the Coastal Path, this is a prime location to continue exploring Pembrokeshire’s breathtaking coastline.
If you’re looking to visit this charming, historic village, why not stay in one of these cosy holiday cottages in Trefin. For more thing to do in the area, check out our in-depth guide to Pembrokeshire.
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