Samsons Bay (above) is a small sheltered sandy bay just around the corner from Black Rock sands. It is approximately 600 yards wide and backed by a sea wall of boulders. Behind this is the coastal path and the Porthmadog Golf Course. The sand shelves steeply in places, indicating strong currents so swimming is not advisable.
The next beach along in the direction of Porthmadog, is Carreg Wen, a very similar, sheltered beach about 300 yards wide, with some small sand dunes and outcrops of rock. At low tide the sand slopes down to the Glaslyn estuary. Swimming is not advisable due to currents and weever fish can be a problem at this stage of the tide. The nearest parking is at Borth-y-Gest.
Dogs are allowed at all times on both beaches.