Gwynedd Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 10 swimming beaches listed in Gwynedd. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

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    1. Porth Dinllaen Beach

    The beach at Porth Dinllaen is a long sweeping sandy bay sheltered in the lee of Carreg Ddu headland at the northern end of the LLeyn peninsula. This beautiful little stretch of coast has largely escaped development and parts are now owned…

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    2. Nefyn Beach

    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.


  • Porth Iago ©

    3. Porth Iago Beach

    The sandy little west-facing cove of Porth Iago is one of the best to be found on the Llyn Peninsula. Flanked by the low grassy headlands of Dinas and Graig Ddu the beach here is fairly…

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    4. Tal-y-bont Beach

    Tal-y-Bont Beach lies between the town of Barmouth and the relative wilderness of Morfa Dyffryn beach. Tal-y-Bont, or Benar Beach as it is locally known, is a pristine sandy beach backed by sand dunes and a couple of caravan parks. The…

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    5. Dinas Dinlle Beach

    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 café that serves an excellent Welsh breakfast. Facilities include disabled access, promenade, toilets…

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    6. Porth Neigwl Beach

    Porth Neigwl, known to locals as "Hell's Mouth" is a south-west-facing, rural beach on the southern side of North Wales' Llyn Peninsula.

    The "Hell's Mouth" label either derives…

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    7. Criccieth Beach

    The crescent of sand and shingle beach at Criccieth sits in the lee of a a rocky headland upon which stand the imposing ruins of a 13th century castle. This headland provides lots of shelter from the prevailing westerly winds and combined…

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    8. Pwllheli Beach

    Pwllheli is the unofficial capital of the Lleyn Peninsula, with two beaches and an attractive seafront promenade. South Beach is a shingle beach that stretches from Gimblet Rock along the promenade and around towards Llanbedrog. Glan-y-Mor…

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    9. Harlech Beach

    Harlech Beach provides a four-mile stretch of pristine golden sand, with stunning views of the Snowdonia mountain range. The beach is backed by grassy dunes. The Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve at the north end of the beach is Wales’s…

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    10. Morfa Dyffryn Beach

    Dyffryn Beach is situated on the coastline of the scenic Cardigan Bay and is well known in the area for its fine sand dunes. The dune system around the beach is actually part of a wider National Nature Reserve and you will need to apply…