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Porth Dafarch Beach - Anglesey

© Eric Jones and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog ban in force from 1st May until 30th September

Anglesey dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Holyhead/Caergybi

Postcode

LL65 2LS

OS grid ref.

SH 2339 8000

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended