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The Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy, near St Davids, Ceredigion
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The Blue Lagoon Abereiddy
Close to Abereiddy beach along the coastal footpath to Porthgain are the ruins of the 'Blue Lagoon', a small slate quarry, now flooded by the sea having broken in.
Slate was exported across Abereiddi beach, but later through a tramway to the harbour at Porthgain a couple of miles to the North. Although never as large a quarry as even those nearer Porthgain itself, it did operate a steam-hauled lift.
Managed by the National Trust ruins of a small group of slate houses known as The Street remain near the beach. These were houses built for the quarry workers of the Blue Lagoon and was only abandoned after a flood in the early 20th century.
The Blue Lagoon is 25m deep, despite the name, the water is always a distinct greenish hue, owing to the mineral content within the quarry.
The lagoon is a favourite for adventure groups practising coasteering, and also diving when the weather is bad.
In September 2012 the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy was the location for one of the stages of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, making its UK debut. Fourteen of the world's best divers dived from a man-made platform, 27 metres above the Blue Lagoon. The championships were held here again in September 2013.[4
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