Camping on the Beach

Surrounding Beaches

Porth Iago, Porthor (Whistling Sands), Porth Neigwl, Abersoch, Aberdaron, Nefyn, the famous Ty Coch Inn at Porthdinllaen (third best beach bar in the world) and all the beautiful sandy beaches of the Peninsula are all close at hand with the nearest beach being less than three miles away.

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Porth Iago

LL53 8LP

2 miles from site 

Porth Iago (pronounced 'ee-argo') is a small, picturesque bay of sand on the north-western coast of the Llyn Peninsula. It's backed by a grassy bank and situated between the headlands of Dinas (to the north side) and Graig Ddu. The car park is just above the beach, and reached via a private track through Ty Mawr farm which has a P&D machine for parking. Access to the shore is down a steep sandy path. Dogs are allowed, but must be in vehicles passing through the farm. It's a very sheltered beach, and good for sunbathing and swimming.

Porthor

LL53 8LH

3 miles from site

Known for its famous ‘Whistling Sands’, this secluded gem of a beach is one of our most perfect beaches in Wales and only 2.5 miles form Glampio Coed.  You cannot help but be captivated by its beauty. Explore a great family beach and enjoy a great place to relax.

The English name for Porthor,’Whistling Sands’, is derived from the squeak or whistle emitted by the peculiar shaped sand particles being rubbed together when walked on in warm weather. The sound can be made by stamping or sliding the feet on dry sand.

The break here can be ideal for surfing and bodyboarding in the right conditions. The largest swells usually occur at Porth Neigwl (or Hells Mouth) but when Porth Neigwl is washed out with onshore winds, Porthor can provide some tantalising, sheltered surf.For the lucky few, you’ll find tubular, barrelling waves, great for bodyboarding but care must be taken as there are one or two rocks around under the water

Dogs are not allowed between 1st April and 30th September. 

Porthdinllaen (Ty Coch)

LL53 6DB

9.6 miles from site 

Porthdinllaen is a crescent shaped sandy beach over a mile long, and was once considered as the rail terminus and departure point for Ireland. At the western end of the beach is the Ty Coch inn - a very popular public house with outdoor seating, situated almost on the beach. A National Trust car park is located at Morfa Nefyn on the clifftop roughly at the centre of the beach, but roadside parking can easily be found in the village.

The beach is backed by cliffs of sand and boulder clay - sand martins can often be seen nesting high up in the cliffs. Facilities include toilets and a cafe (opposite the car park). This is a good beach for kayaking, sunbathing and swimming but there are strong currents at the northern end. Lovers of secret beaches will find a small sandy cove near to the RNLI Lifeboat station.

This beach occasionally gets good surf, and is best just after the high tide. Dogs are allowed at all times

Porth Neigwl

LL53 7LG

9 miles from site 

Porth Neigwl, known to locals as “Hell’s Mouth” is 9 miles form Glampio Coed. It is a south-west-facing, rural beach on the southern side of North Wales’ Llyn Peninsula. The “Hell’s Mouth” label either derives from the physical relief of the bay, which can look like an open mouth, or the fact that this area is thought to have been the scene of as many as 30 shipwrecks over the last 180 years. This gently shelving pebble beach, which stretches for around 4 miles in length, is flanked by craggy headlands.  At low tide a wide expanse of sand is revealed.  The strong winds here, and often sizeable waves mean swimming can be quite risky, but the bay attracts experienced surfers and kayakers, who come to Porth Neigwl precisely for these sea conditions.

Llanbedrog

LL53 7TT

9 miles from site

A sheltered sandy beach with colourful beach huts overlooking Cardigan Bay.

Tourists have been visiting Llanbedrog on the Llŷn Peninsula since Solomon Andrews built a tramway to connect it to Pwllheli in the 1890s. It is still a popular destination today for those that fancy time on the beach, with it being accessible and family friendly with expanses of sand and shallow water, a café and toilets.

Wildlife:

There's much more than the beach to discover at Llanbedrog. Whatever the weather you’re sure to enjoy your visit to this beautiful corner of Llyn.

Coastal birds such as oyster catchers and curlew that can be seen probing the expanse of uncovered sand at low tide. Wandering the network of paths that wind their way through the woodland and heathland that cloak the headland is a perfect way to while away an afternoon.

Plenty of fun for families

Llandedrog has shallow water and a sandy beach, ideal for family days at the seaside. Family fun adventure packs can be picked up at the car park; they contain a variety of interesting activities- bug hunting, games, leaf trails and more.

Don’t miss

  • The walk up Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd to the 'tin man' - beautiful heathland landscapes and amazing views over Cardigan Bay

  • Picking up an adventure pack- fun activities for the whole family

  • Visiting the nearby Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw- Wales’s oldest art gallery is also one of the most picturesque

 

Dogs are allowed all year round on this beach. A small sheltered beach, with a woodland backdrop. Car park nearby and a quieter option to the beaches of Abersoch. There ia a licensed cafe on the beach and toilets nearby.

Abersoch

LL53 7DP

9.7 miles from site 

Abersoch main beach is probably the most popular beach in the area. Its sheltered position makes it ideal for bathers and water sports lovers alike.

 

  • Its easterly aspect means it faces the mountains of west Wales and St Tudwal's Islands giving spectacular views.

  • The beach is considered to be "safe" with no severe currents or rips in normal conditions.

  • A motor boat exclusion zone provides a secure area for bathers.

  • Speed restrictions are enforced near to the beach marked by a series of yellow buoys.

  • International sailing events are held from this beach providing a wonderful spectacle.

  • A large number of yachts are moored in the bay during the summer months.

  • The beach is also popular with powerboat users and windsurfers.

The prevailing south-westerly wind blows cross-shore here which is ideal for windsurfers. There are no waves for surfers to be found here - rough water conditions occur when the wind blows from an easterly quarter.

 

  • Beach huts can be rented by the day or week. Enquire at the beach cafes.

There is an area of this beach where dogs are not allowed between 1st April and 30th September and this runs from SCYC (yacht club) to the Golf Road slipway.

Aberdaron

LL53 8BE

3 miles from site 

Aberdaron is a mile long sandy bay at the end of the Llyn Peninsula and lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

 

There is plenty to explore including sea caves and rock pools, the coast path leads to small beaches in both directions. Windsurfing, kayaking and sailing are popular activities as are boat trips, including summertime trips to Bardsey Island from nearby Porth Meudwy.

 

A haven for wildlife, Bardsey Island is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

 

Aberdaron has local cafes, restaurants and a sailing club.

 

The village hosts an annual sailing regatta and coastal heritage is celebrated in the popular Llyn Coastal Festival. Nearby, the National Trust owned Plas yn Rhiw country house dates from the 16th century, the house and gardens offer stunning views across Cardigan Bay. Seaside Award beach. Toilets, shops, cafes and restaurants in the village.

Penllech beach

LL53 8PA

4 miles from site 

 

Traeth Penllech is a beach of sand, rocks and rock-pools almost 1 mile long, situated a mile north of Llangwnnadl on the northern tip of the Llyn Peninsula. The beach is backed by banks of boulder clay and some cliffs, with the Afon Fawr (stream) dropping down into a small gorge before emerging onto the beach. A good sized (free) parking and picnic area is located a short walk away at Grid Ref SH206340, from where a footpath leads along the opposite side of the Afon Fawr to the beach. Signs warn of strong currents, so care needs to be taken if swimming here.

Dogs are allowed at all times.

 
 A Sail on the Beach
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Beach Hut
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Pebble Beach
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Beach at Sunset
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