Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, LL53 6DA

The old fishing village of Porthdinllaen has a deep-rooted attachment to the sea. The sandy beach spreads itself along a perfect cove and natural harbour, with a Lifeboat Station at one end. At one time there were plans to make Porthdinllaen a major port for the Ireland crossing, though thankfully nothing came of them. Perfectly preserved and rich in natural beauty, it’s now in the care of the National Trust. Children can keep themselves busy trying to catch crabs or paddling in the sea while adults enjoy a drink on the terraces of the Tŷ Coch Tavern, a waterfront inn that has become something of a local celebrity. Porthdinllaen’s period charm is further enhanced by the fact that the nearest public car park is 10 minutes away. There are dog restriction areas on the beach as well as a boat exclusion zone.

Porthdinllaen Beach Safety Notice

Follow Adventure Smart and RNLI guidelines for safe enjoyment of our coast.

Be aware of the following dangers on Porthdinllaen beach. 

  • Beware of strong currents
  • Beware of large breaking waves
  • Take care with inflatables in strong winds
  • Beware of powered craft
  • Unstable cliffs – do not climb or dig into the cliffs
  • Keep children under supervision

In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard


  • Toilets
  • Public transport nearby
  • Electric vehicle charging point