"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

Forecast for Sunday 21 October

06:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1028
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1028
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1028
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NNW
Pressure 1029
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NNW
Pressure 1032
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
N
Pressure 1034
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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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