"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Morfa Bychan Beach

The large expanse of hard packed flat sand allows car access which is regulated by a seasonal Council warden. The bay has a rocky headland at its western end and when the tide recedes you can explore the rock pools, exposed caverns and multi coloured rock face. The area provides a rich feeding ground for various bird species. The beach is popular with kite-buggies and kite surfers and its gentle gradient also attracts bathers. Because of the ease of access for cars it is a popular spot for picnics and also for motor boats and water bikes which have a special zone designated for their use. Access onto the beach for disabled people is good. 

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Porthmadog

Local authority: Gwynedd Council

OS Grid Reference: SH536363

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Morfa Bychan Beach

  • Welsh Highland Railway (2m)
  • Ffestiniog Railway (2m)
  • Rob Piercy Gallery (2m)
  • Snowdon Mill Art and Craft Centre (2m)
  • Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (3m)
  • Tyn Llan Crafts (3m)
  • Portmeirion (3m)
  • Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (4m)
  • Harlech Castle (4m)
  • Criccieth Castle (5m)

Tourist Information

Porthmadog
Tourist Information Centre
High Street
Wales
LL49 9LD

Phone 01766 512981
Email porthmadog.tic@gwynedd.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 20 October

06:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
NW
Pressure 1000
Humidity 96%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1004
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 92%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1001
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 80%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
SSE
Pressure 997
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
09:35 BST
(08:35 GMT)
High Tide
21:50 BST
(20:50 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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An area of sand backed by dunes at the northern edge of the mouth of Tremadog Bay.

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