Porth Ceiriad

Discover an idyllic sandy beach in Llyn. Porth Ceiriad is a pot of Welsh gold, popular with walkers, surfers and geologists alike.

South facing and very sheltered, it's a good beach for sunbathing and popular for most water sports, especially surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking and sailing. Surf conditions at Porth Ceiriad can be excellent and are best around mid to high tide. Big swell days are not for beginners.

Dogs are allowed all year round and the beach can be accessed from the Wales Coast Path.

Explore beautiful landscapes

A short walk along Porth Ceiriad beach will reveal a fascinating insight into the formation of this part of the peninsula. Look away from the sea for a moment, back towards land, and you will see millions of years of geological evolution in front of you.

As you walk along take note of the angle of the rock layers. They are not horizontal. Millions of years of forces have ‘folded’ these rocks and tilted them into the shapes and angles we see today.

See millions of years of geological evolution in front of you
Porth Ceiriad beach, Llŷn Peninsula

Llŷn’s beaches

From remote areas brimming with wildlife and natural beauty to popular beach destinations, Llyn has a lot to offer.

The beach can be where some of our most precious memories are made. There are endless rock pools to explore, shells to be collected and sandcastles to be created and conquered. Relive special moments and create hundreds of new ones.

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