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Drinkim Bay

Drinkim Bay

Drinkim Bay is a small, sandy cove about 100 yards wide on the east side of Caldey Island. Although a new path has been opened on this side of the island, there is no official public access to it.

The shore is backed by a small pebble bank and high cliffs of sandstone and limestone. A gap in the rocks on the northern side leads to the smaller cove of Little Drinkim. Under dry conditions the sand at this beach makes a squeaky sound when walked on - even more so than the famous Whistling Sands beach of the Llyn Peninsula.

The only way onto the shore is a scramble down a very steep, salebrous path which descends a small gully at the back of the beach. Several ropes have been fixed alongside the path which are essential for a safe descent.

Swimming is dangerous here due to strong currents just offshore. The photos were taken an hour before low tide.

Little Drinkim
Little Drinkim
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