Ynysgain is a beach of shingle and low-tide sand to the west of Criccieth. Most of it is backed by boulder clay cliffs which are showing signs of erosion. The Afon Dwyfor emerges at the western end.
The easiest access is from Criccieth's Marine Beach - either along the (mostly level) coastal path, or along the shore. Alternative access is from the village of Llanystumdwy on the A497, which has a large (free) car park. From here, walk eastwards along the A497 for about ½ mile to the second public footpath on the right (signposted Ynysgain Bach). Follow this path in a straight line, passing under the railway via a very low bridge, thence follow the track around to the right.
Dogs are allowed at all times.
The photos were taken 2 hours after high tide.