Things to Do:
Porthgain is right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with Traethllyfyn Beach (a usually quiet beautiful sandy beach only accessed by foot) just half an hours walk away. Porthgain is also a fantastic village for children and teenagers, our children have grown up here and have always been very easy to amuse, it is a magnet to other local children too. There is a large village green which constantly has either cricket or football or rounders on the go on summer evenings and it a complete free for all with all age groups - adults included and even the odd talented dog joining in! While the more energetic members of the family are burning off some energy there are in the village 2 eating establishments The Sloop Inn and the Shed both with outside seating and also 2 art galleries.
Fishing is another popular activity, either off the quay wall or further along the headland towards traethllyfyn. People do occasionally swim in the harbour and when the tide is high there are sometimes older children jumping off the quay wall - for the not too faint hearted (at your own risk) which is quite amusing to watch.
Further afield there is plenty of surfing at any beach, (of which Pembrokeshire has many) but Whitesands is one of the more popular beaches for those who like the bigger surf. There are boat trips bookable from St Davids (6 miles away) see useful links or of course just keep it simple and relax, go rock pooling or build sandcastles!
There are several horse riding establishments - Llanwnda at Strumble Head Goodwick where you can ride out onto the coastal bridleways or if you fancy a dip Nolton Riding School at Nolton Haven cater for beach hacks.
The above are just a few suggestions, but by starting your excursions from Porthgain you will not be disappointed - it is an absolute gem.
It is worth adding that "out of season" breaks are well worth considering - the rugged coast is truly spectacular in stormy weather and in Porthgain the waves come right over the quay wall in high winds and the beaches in winter are just as beautiful and of course much quieter... For children who just won't stay out of the water, wet suits are an option and again they seem to be more and more popular, because even in warm weather it means you can play for longer - all day if you wish!
Please note that there is a local bus service - The Strumble Shuttle that operates a bus service along the coast - there are stops at all the beaches and places of interest spring timetable here.