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Gyrn Goch & Tan y Graig Beach

Gyrn Goch

The Aber Afon camp site at Gyrn Goch (above) overlooks a beach of shingle and patches of sand, backed by low cliffs of sand and boulder clay. The Afon Hen (stream) issues onto the shore and a slipway provides access. Note that there is no public right-of-way through the camp site, and the closest alternative access to the shore is a public footpath through Bryn-yr-eryr about ½ mile to the south-west.

Tan y Graig beach (Grid Ref : SH381472) lies to the south-west, and is one of the Llŷn Peninsula's secret and least visited beaches. The ½ mile long crescent-shaped beach is a mix of sand, shingle and rocks, backed by boulder clay banks which are showing signs of serious erosion. A few small streams flow across the shore and Yr Eifl mountains provide a dramatic backdrop.

The old road through Tan y Graig now ends in a cycle path, and roadside parking can be found here. A public footpath crosses the A499 and continues mostly in a straight line alongside a small stream to the beach, although it's becoming overgrown and difficult to follow. The best access to the shore is the public footpath through Bryn-yr-eryr, off a minor road to the north-east.

If you tire of the beach, a footpath on the opposite side of the (old) road leads up Yr Eifl mountains.

The photos were taken at low tide.

Gyrn Goch, looking north
Gyrn Goch, looking north
Tan y Graig Beach
Tan y Graig Beach
Tan y Graig beach
Tan y Graig beach
Footpath through Bryn-yr-eryr to the beaches
Footpath through Bryn-yr-eryr to the beaches
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