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Porth-y-Corwgl & Porth Saint

Porth-y-Corwgl

To the south west of Borthwen beach is the smaller, sandy cove of Porth y Corwgl (above), which is generally much quieter than its neighbour. It's a narrow, sheltered cove which looks out to the islands of Ynysoedd Gwylanod.

Porth Saint (Grid Ref : SH259759) is a small rocky cove with no sand, but some geological interest. The pink coloured rocks are Holyhead quartzite, and the orange rocks are sandstones stained with iron oxide. It's named after a female saint named Gwenfaen who, according to legend, escaped from druids who were pursuing her by climbing a sea stack in this bay. Access is down a gully from the coastal path, with a bit of a scramble at the bottom. Parking is at Rhoscolyn.

Porth y Corwgl
Porth y Corwgl
Porth Saint
Porth Saint
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