Best Beaches in Caernarfon Area
Posted on 02 May 2019
Without a shadow of a doubt this is Caernarfon’s most amazing and immediate beach. Best attended during low tide to reveal the sandy swathes of gorgeous beach. There are a great deal of fantastic walks, all of which have the most majestic of views available in a fantastic panorama. It’s also great for the whole family to have a splash around, especially your dogs!
A quick hop across the strait and you’ll find yourself on the Isle of Anglesey, follow it along to the East coast and you will find the gorgeous flowing woodland of Newborough warren, a beautiful wooded area of Corsican pines. Follow the path to the beach and you can make your way to the tidal island of Llandwyn Island. This is a fabled Welsh island of legend which holds a strong place in Welsh mythology.
See towering sand cliffs, sand and shingle beach stretching up and down the coast with stunning views up and down the Lleyn peninsula. Porthdinllean is a small fishing village on the cusp of the Nefyn peninsula where you can find the famous beach bar and inn of Ty Coch Inn. This is such a famously beautiful place that even David Cameron has been spotted having a pint and a packet of crisps here.
Felinheli, is a village, community and electoral ward beside the Menai Strait. It might not be a beach in the traditional sense but is a popular place for pleasure boating and sailing. It has moorings, a marina and a yacht which support businesses. This includes rigging sail making and boatyards. The beach at Y Felinheli is the shore that runs in front of Port Dinorwic sailing club and overlooks the beautiful waters of the Menai Strait in Snowdonia. Close by is the village of Felinheli. The beach sits on the shores of the gorgeous Menai Straits. The sandy shoreline and mud deposits are a key point on the straits for setting off on Marine voyages. The beach here has some marvellous natural spots, such as a big overhanging tree which can provide ideal shade on hot summer days.
A short lane with some sharp corners leading from the A499 to a free car parking are. The upper shore is a mix of pebbles, shingle and sand, backed by banks of boulder clay. Lower down the shore is mostly weed covered rocks. There are toilets here but no other facilities. Overnight parking is not allowed. This is a good beach for those who are looking for a peaceful and quiet beach off of the beaten track. Yet it still has the appeal of the gorgeous and grandiose views along the Lleyn peninsula and its iconic cliffs which rise from the coastline.
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