Porthclais

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Porth Clais harbour

Porthclais (also known as Porth Clais) is a small sheltered inlet harbour near St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Porthclais port was built in the 12th century, importing coal and timber. The entire harbour is within the St. David’s Peninsula Site of Special Scientific Interest.[1] Porthclais is still used as a small port by local fishermen and recreational sailors. The old harbour wall, built by the Romans is largely intact. The harbour dries out at low tide and is a good launching spot for small boats, dive craft and kayaks who are setting out to explore St Bride's Bay.

History[edit]

Porthclais harbour has some of the best preserved remains of stone Lime kilns in Pembrokeshire.[2]

The harbour was used for filming for the BBC Prince Caspian/The Voyage of the Dawn Treader which was the second series of The Chronicles of Narnia.

Facilities[edit]

There is a car park on the site of what used to be the now defunct St. Davids gasworks, which in turn was built on the site of a spring where it is said St. David himself was baptised.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porth Clais". Archived from the original on 2006-08-16. Retrieved 2009-08-05.
  2. ^ "Porthclais Harbour - St Davids". Retrieved 2009-08-05.

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Coordinates: 51°52′05″N 5°16′48″W / 51.868°N 5.280°W / 51.868; -5.280