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Porth-y-Post & Porth y Corwgl


Porth-y-Post and Porth y Corwgl are two of a series of small sheltered coves on the west coast of Holy Island. They are mostly of sand and shingle, and backed by a sea wall. A road (Lon Isallt) runs behind the beaches. Porth-y-Post (above) is approximately 100 yards wide and Porth y Corwgl is about 50 yards wide. Both are flanked by rocks and low cliffs of mica-schist which show unusual swirly patterns. The sea water is often crystal clear in summer, making them ideal for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving etc.

Roadside parking is available just behind Porth-y-Post and access to the shore is down a few steps. Porth y Corwgl (one of three Anglesey beaches with this name) can be reached by following the path along the north side of Porth-y-Post. Part of the upper shore is owned by the house which overlooks it.

The name Porth y Corwgl translates as 'Coracle Cove'. The photos of Porth-y-Post were taken 2½ hours before high tide, and of Porth y Corwgl at low tide.

Porth-y-Post from the west
Porth-y-Post from the west
Porth y Corwgl
Porth y Corwgl
Porth y Corwgl
Porth y Corwgl
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