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Porth Ceiriad

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Porth Ceiriad

Porth Ceiriad is a beach set in superb scenery at the southern end of the Llyn peninsula. It lies between the sandstone headlands of Trwyn yr Wylfa (to the east) and Trwyn Cilan. The shore is coarse sand and backed by cliffs of sand and boulder clay - keep a safe distance away. South facing and very sheltered it's a good beach for sunbathing and popular for most water sports, including surfing, swimming, body-boarding, water-skiing, kayaking and sailing. Dogs are allowed at all times.

Access to the beach is along a no-through road south of the village of Bwlchtocyn. This narrow lane is not signposted for Porth Ceiriad and can be difficult to find, but has a 'no-through road' sign at its junction. The lane leads to a camp site which has a car parking area overlooking the bay. Entrance is by means of an unmanned automatic barrier which takes pound coins only. The beach is about a 300 yard walk from the parking area.

Surf conditions are best around mid to high tide. On a big swell waves refract from the cliffs on the east side, producing barrelling wedges. Beginners should keep away from this area. The photos were taken at high tide.

The beach looking westThe beach looking west
Tideline at Porth CeiriadTideline at Porth Ceiriad
The beach looking west
The beach looking west
Tideline at Porth Ceiriad
Tideline at Porth Ceiriad
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