Pontllyfni Beach consists mostly of rocks, shingle with some course sand and is backed by low banks of boulder clay. Behind the beach is a grassed area with seating, and a slipway onto the shore. The best part of the beach (above) can be reached along a lane on the south side of the village. Parking in this lane is difficult, but parking spaces can be found on the east side of the A499 near the river bridge. Alternatively, a footpath leads alongside the river to the shore.