The Beach Guide

Porth Nefyn Beach

Porth Nefyn Beach - Gwynedd

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The small village of Nefyn, on the isolated north coast of the Llyn Peninsula, has a long, sandy bay, sheltered by the beautiful Nefyn Headland, and backed by steep slopes.

Nefyn Beach itself is something of a hidden gem, known for its clear blue waters along with stunning views of the bay, and the distant three peaks of The Rival Mountains (Yr Eifl) to the east.

The beach is predominantly sandy, with some pebbles and a number of picturesque, whitewashed cottages which huddle towards the western end of the bay.

There are some good rock pools to be found at low tide towards the headland. The beach also features a number of beach huts and can be an excellent destination for bathing and sunbathing in fine weather.

Access to the beach from the village is down Lon Y Traeth, a steep track, at the end of which is a car park with public toilets.

The Llyn Coastal Path heads west from the car park.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are only allowed on Northern side of beach away from the harbour.

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  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



LL53 6ED

OS grid ref.

SH 3025 4080

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