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Porth Dafarch

Porth Dafarch

Porth Dafarch is just over a mile south-west of Holyhead on Anglesey's Holy Island. Owned by the National Trust, it usually attains a Blue Flag Award and is one of a series of small sandy coves flanked by rocks and backed by a sea wall and the coast road (Lon Isallt). There is a separate access road for the beach, and (free) parking is available on this or along the road behind the beach. Access to the shore is down steps or a slipway. A dog ban operates from 1st May until 30th September, and a Beach Warden is on duty from late May until early September. Launching of power boats is not allowed. It's a popular beach for swimming, canoeing, surfing, coasteering and scuba diving.

Facilities include toilets ♿, drinking water, cycle stands, picnic tables, refreshment vans (in summer) and a slipway onto the shore. Holyhead rail station is approximately 1¾ miles away and the beach can be reached along the appropriately named Porthdafarch Road. This begins opposite McDonalds and is a mostly rural road with a pavement all the way. There are plenty of camp-sites in the vicinity.

The photos were taken 2½ hours after low tide.

From the northern headland
From the northern headland
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