Porth Dafarch Beach
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The National Trust owned Porth Dafarch is a sheltered sandy beach on the south coast of Holy Island. Nestling below rugged headlands, the beach offers safe anchorage for yachts, rock pools for children to play in and clean bathing water.
Porth Dafarch offers some good snorkelling in its sheltered waters but the area is best known for its scuba diving with the 1886 wreck of the steamer Missouri situated around half a mile offshore.
The beach here is great for those of an active persuasion; there are cycle racks to park your bike and a slipway for launching your (not power-) boat.
Strangely for a Blue Flag beach there is no lifeguard service. There is however a beach warden on duty during the summer months.
Other facilities include a parking area and public toilets.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dog ban in force from 1st May until 30th September
- Diving & snorkelling
- Good fishing
- Rock pooling
- Disabled facilities
OS grid ref.
SH 2339 8000