Beaches in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Caernarfon. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Plas Menai Beach (2.5 miles)

    Plas Menai © John M | BY-SA

    Mud and shingle shoreline along the eastern bank of the Menai Straits with views across to Anglesey. Perhaps the only feature of note here is the Plas Menai national outdoor pursuits centre

  • Traeth Abermenai Beach (3.2 miles)

    Traeth Abermenai © Jonathan Wilkins

    The name Traeth Abermenai translates to the beach at the mouth of the Menai Strait. Whilst not strictly a river this area does have very much the appearance of a river mouth with large areas of wet sand at low tide and salt marshes behind. There is a pleasant area of sandy beach tucked in…

  • Felinheli Beach (3.7 miles)

    Felinheli © Eirian Evans | BY-SA

    This small beach (otherwise known as Port Dinowic Sailing Club) is a stretch of shoreline along the Menai Straits. It features a boatyard at one end, and a sailing club, which organises regular sailing events ranging from training for juniors to racing at a high level. From the beach there are views of boats in…

  • Dinas Dinlle Beach (4.8 miles)

    Dinas Dinlle © Eric Jones | BY-SA

    Just a short drive from Caernarfon, the beautiful beach at Dinas Dinlle is well worth a visit. It has free parking nearby and a beach cafĂ© that serves an excellent Welsh breakfast. Facilities include disabled access, promenade, toilets and a beach shop but you need to bring beach chairs. The beach has extensive golden sands…

  • Pontllyfni Beach (7.1 miles)

    Pontllyfni © Eric Jones | BY-SA

    This remote, peaceful beach with its stunning mountain backdrop is the perfect destination for those seeking solitude and plenty of open space. The terrain is composed mainly of shingle mixed with sand and there is a grassy area behind the beach which is suitable for picnics. From here a slipway leads onto the beach. The…

Caernarfon beaches map

Map featuring Caernarfon beaches. Click on pins to view beach details