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Traeth Penllech & Porth Colman

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Traeth Penllech

Traeth Penllech (above) is a beach of sand, rocks and rockpools almost 1 mile long, situated a mile north of Llangwnnadl on the northern tip of the Llyn Peninsula. The beach is backed by banks of boulder clay and some cliffs, with the Afon Fawr (stream) dropping down into a small gorge before emerging onto the beach. There is a good sized (free) parking and picnic area at (Grid Ref SH206340), from where a footpath leads along the opposite side of the Afon Fawr to the beach. Signs warn of strong currents, so care needs to be taken if swimming here.

Porth Colman (bottom photo) is a small cove on the southern headland of the bay, much used for launching of boats. The shore is mostly gravelly sand, and access is down a slipway. A small (free) parking area overlooks the beach, and would be a good spot for watching the waves on a stormy day.

Penllech BeachPenllech Beach
The stream emerging onto the beachThe stream emerging onto the beach
Porth ColmanPorth Colman
Penllech Beach
Penllech Beach
The stream emerging onto the beach
The stream emerging onto the beach
Porth Colman
Porth Colman
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