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Best beaches in Gwynedd

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Gwynedd as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Gwynedd is Porth Dinllaen. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Gwynedd just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Porth Dinllaen Beach

    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 by the…

  • 2. Penllech Beach

    Penllech Beach

    Set towards the northern tip the beautiful and remote Llyn Peninsula is Traeth Penllech beach. This sandy beach stretches for over a mile long at low tide. To either end are rockpools whilst to the back are sloping, grass covered cliffs with some…

  • 3. Barmouth Beach

    Barmouth Beach

    A long sandy beach and popular family destination on Cardigan Bay in the Snowdonia national park. The town can get busy. A land train runs along the promenade and there are traditional donkey rides, swing boats and amusement arcades. But the beach…

  • 4. Criccieth Beach

    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 with a…

  • 5. Plas Menai Beach

    Plas Menai Beach

    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

  • 6. Aberdaron Beach

    Aberdaron Beach

    A mile-long sandy bay situated at the end of the Llyn peninsula.

  • 7. Abererch Beach

    Abererch Beach

    This fine stretch of sand is really just an extension of Pwllheli beach, which runs from the village to the headland of Penychain. It is generally quieter than Pwllheli with the added bonus of having somewhat finer sand. The main entrance to the…

  • 8. Morfa Bychan Beach

    Morfa Bychan Beach

    An area of sand backed by dunes at the northern edge of the mouth of Tremadog Bay.

  • 9. Portmeirion Beach

    Portmeirion Beach

    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…

  • 10. Dinas Dinlle Beach

    Dinas Dinlle Beach

    Dinas Dinlle is a popular sandy beach with great views of the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey and easy access to Snowdonia's highest mountains. An SSSI, with Iron Age remains and excellent Bass fishing. Two slipways for launching jet skis, power boats…