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Carmel Head

◆ Porth y Wig ◆ Porth yr Ebol ◆ Porth Gron ◆ Porth Padrig ◆ Porth Newydd ◆

Carmel Head

The National Trust's Mynachdu estate lies at the top north-west tip of Anglesey, taking in the coast around Carmel Head. East of Carmel Head are some of Anglesey's most remote and least visited beaches. Note that this section of the coast path is closed from September 15th to January 31st every year, and a diversion is in place through Mynachdu farm.

Parking is at a small area just off the road at Grid Ref : SH317926 (Lat : 53.4039°N, Lon : 4.5327°W), from where a narrow kissing gate opens to a footpath which follows a small stream to Hen Borth and Porth Tywodog. These beaches can then be reached by following the coastal path westwards.

After Porth Tywodog, the next cove is Porth Newydd (Grid Ref : SH306929) - a small shingle cove backed by grassy banks. The next cove is Porth Padrig (above) - a beach of small shingle and rocks with some small patches of sand. On the western side of the bay is a mine adit, which can be explored with the aid of a torch. This divides into two passages after a short distance, the longer of the two having a total length of about 20 yards. Access to the shore from the coastal path is a rough but easy path, following a small stream. The beach looks out towards the island of West Mouse.

Next along is the small, shingle cove of Porth Gron (Grid Ref : SH302927). A short distance further west is Porth yr Ebol (Grid Ref : SH300928) - a beach of mostly shingle. Access from the coastal path following a small stream down to the shore. Its name translates as 'Port of the Colt'. The last tiny cove before Carmel Head is Porth y Wig (Grid Ref : SH296930) - a small rocky cove at the end of a small gully.

The photos were taken an hour before low tide.

Porth y Wig
Porth y Wig
Porth yr Ebol
Porth yr Ebol
Porth Gron
Porth Gron
Porth Newydd
Porth Newydd
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