Porth Ty-mawr (above) is a remote, sheltered beach of shingle and sand with plenty of low tide rock-pools. It's backed by a steep bank of grass with cliffs to the side - a small stream tumbling over these onto the beach. There are a few ways down to the shore, all involving a bit of a scramble.
On a low tide, the remains of a sailing ship 'The Stuart' can be seen, wrecked here on Easter Sunday 1901 carrying a cargo of whisky from Liverpool to New Zealand, much of which ended up in the hands of local villagers who reputedly partied for months afterwards. Some of it was buried to hide it from customs officers, and bottles are still being discovered over 100 years later.
Porth Ty-llwyd (Grid Ref : SH188333) is a completely rocky cove to which access is a scramble down the grassy slopes and rocks at the back of the beach. A convenient bench on the coastal path overlooks it from the north side, whilst a rock platform on the south side, high above the sea, is popular with anglers.
The photos were taken at low tide.