(Porth Oer) is a sandy National Trust beach at the north-western tip of the Llyn peninsula. The beach is backed by banks of sand and boulder clay, becoming rocky at the northern end. Parking is on grass at a National Trust car park, with a P&D machine for times when it is not attended. There is some space for roadside parking near the lane to the car park. Access to the beach is a walk of about 300 yards further down the lane, where there is a cafe / beach shop almost on the beach. Easier roadside parking can be found by continuing northwards along the lane to its next junction. A little further on, a footpath leads down to the northern end of the beach.The sand here consists mostly of rounded grains of quartz of a uniform size, which under dry conditions make a squeaky sound when walked upon - hence the name Whistling Sands. Dogs are not allowed between 1st April and 30th September. Porth Oer translates as 'Cold Port'.
Tideline at Whistling Sands
View of the beach
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