Beaches in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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The beach guide has 3 beaches listed in and around the town of Porthmadog. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Carreg Wen Beach (1 miles)

    Carreg Wen © Alan Marshall | BY-SA

    Carreg Wen is a beautiful little beach in Tremadog Bay, overlooking the estuaries of the Afon Dwyryd and the Afon Glaslyn. The sandy beach is flanked by rocks and backed by hills and grasslands. From here there are stunning views across the estuary and over towards the snow-capped mountains of Snowdonia National Park in the…

  • Portmeirion Beach (1.8 miles)

    Portmeirion © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    The village of Portmeirion is perhaps best known as the setting of the cult 1960s TV series 'The Prisoner'. The village was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis from the 1920s to 1970s in a flambouyant Italian style.

    The village is built overlooking the estuary of the River Dwyryd near Porthmadog. At low tide there…

  • Morfa Bychan Beach (1.9 miles)

    Morfa Bychan © Steve Povey | BY-SA

    Morfa Bychan, known locally as Black Rock Sands, is a sandy beach, with rocky areas- although the rocks aren’t actually black. The beach stretches for about 2 miles and is backed by a dune system which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There are plenty of rockpools to explore here as well…

Porthmadog beaches map

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