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Porth Rhwydau & Copper Mine Creek

Porth Rhwydau

A short walk along the coastal path north from Porth Dafarch leads to the sheltered cove of Porth Rhwydau (pronounced 'Rhoo-wid-eye'). Between mid and high tide it's mostly underwater, but around the low tide period it's a beach of sand and caves, one of which is about 20 yards long.

Access from the coastal path is by scrambling down the rocks at the eastern side - an easy descent provided a little time is taken to establish the best route. Its sheltered location makes it good for sunbathing and swimming. Just before Porth Rhwydau, is the narrow inlet of Copper Mine Creek.

These beaches and the local coastline are often used for coasteering by local adventure centres, so may not be ideal for those seeking solitude. The nearest parking is at Porth Dafarch. Porth Rhwydau translates as 'Cove of the fishing nets'. The photos were taken at low tide.

Porth Rhwydau
Porth Rhwydau
Inside a cave at Porth Rhwydau
Inside a cave at Porth Rhwydau
Copper Mine Creek
Copper Mine Creek
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