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Portmeirion Beach

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Portmeirion Beach - Gwynedd

© Christopher Hilton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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 is a vast expanse of sand extending well out into the estuary. Caution is advised when walking across the sands and it is dangerous on an incoming tide - wich not only moves quickly but creates quick sand.

The area of sand closer to the village is safe and benefits from wonderful backdrops in all directions.

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Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Picnic area
  • Promenade

Nearest town



OS grid ref.

SH 5900 3708