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Church Bay (Porth Swtan)

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Church Bay

Church Bay or Porth Swtan is one of Anglesey's more popular beaches, and is well signposted from the A5025 at Llanrhyddlad. It is mostly sand with rocks and rockpools to either side and backed by high cliffs of pale yellow volcanic tuff. Pebbles to be found on the shore include green schist, red jasper, purple and red sandstones, black siltstones, quartz and quartzite. Access is down a steep concrete slipway, and dogs are allowed on the main part of the beach at all times. A Beach Warden is in attendance from late May until early September.

There are good facilities here, including a car park (free) and roadside parking, toilets, drinking water, cycle stands, a cafe and a seafood restaurant (The Lobster Pot). Swimming is generally safe, and the high cliffs provide good shelter from the wind. The photos were taken at low tide.

Porth Swtan translates as 'Whiting Cove'.

Tideline at Church BayTideline at Church Bay
Tideline at Church Bay
Tideline at Church Bay
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