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Overall rating : 3.5 (61 votes)

Trefor Beach

Trefor Beach

Trefor's small harbour was once used for exporting granite quarried in the nearby Yr Eifl mountains, and there is much evidence of former quarrying activities. The harbour wall now shelters a small sandy beach about 100 yards wide, with two (free) parking areas overlooking the beach. A concrete pier which extends beyond the wall has been declared unsafe and looks ready to collapse, but is still used by anglers. The immediate shore in both directions from here is rocky and backed by banks of boulder clay. The Yr Eifl mountains (translates as 'the forks') overlook the beach and provide a dramatic backdrop. Facilities include (seasonal) toilets, cycle stands, picnic tables and a slipway onto the sand. Swimming is generally safe within the harbour area. It's also one of the Llŷn Peninsula's surfing beaches, but not really suitable for beginners. Dogs are allowed at all times.

On the coastal path just to the south is the National Trust's Morfa property, with an old iron ore adit near to the wooden gate. This has been blocked off after about 15 yards and also has about a foot of water on the floor, and is not worth exploring.

Trefor's Pier and Yr Eifl mountains
Trefor's Pier and Yr Eifl mountains
There is 1 review for this beach :
Name : Alan Jones
Date : 31 Aug 2019
Comment : Great looking beach with real sand and a few boats moored up ready to take off for fishing. Unfortunately, the beach is closed to vehicles wanting to launch a small craft for fishing or just pleasure etc. There is a barred gate which is currently padlocked closed. I phoned the Maritime Service for Gwynedd as there is a notice board which contains their contact details. The Maritime Officer suggested that I contact the Moorings Officer. I phoned the Moorings Officer who said that I should contact the Maritime Offer. A definite case of "Ping-Pong". So, overall, nice beach, parking for about 10 cars, Locked gates and nowhere to launch your dinghy. I contacted Welsh Assembly who say they are looking into why such a great facility is being wasted and the local authority are being very devious and unreliable to say the least. Also, my local Councillor has exclaimed that he will, "Get to the bottom of it and let me know". There are toilets on site but, they are locked. The road leading onto the beach is quite narrow (hence, you could only launch a dinghy etc and, if you had a key to the padlock) and you must take reasonable precautions either coming into or, exiting the beach via this road. It is on an incline. Summary: Nice beach, usually quiet, great for walking and dog exercising (please pick up any poo and put in the bins), paddling in the harbour is safe (one might even swim on a good day), and watch the fishing boats coming in/out. Could do with a makeover but I doubt Gwynedd Council have any priorities for this in the next 50 years. Stay Safe Y'all
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