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Place Category: Beaches
Porthmadog beach is known by many names, although we refer to it as Porthmadog it is often referred to as Black Rock Sands or Craig Du or Morfa Bychan beach after the local village. The beach is excellent, a wide sandy beach with a rocky headland and is approximately 2 miles long with a sand dune system designated as a site of special scientific interest.
The beach has a gently gradient making it a good family beach and as the tide recedes you have many rock pools to explore.
As you can drive onto the beach this is ideal for those that have to take lots of equipment to the beach.
Facilities include parking, toilets, designated bathing and boat-launching areas, ice-cream vans often positioned on the beach.
The beach due to it’s size and ability to park on the sand is very popular with kite-buggies and kitesurfers.
Porthmadog Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
The beach has dog restrictions on parts of the beach.
Porthmadog Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 20°C on Thursday.Drizzle in the morning.Today's Forecast
11->1745% 82% 8 mph
5:00 am 9:30 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
10->1918% 55% 2 mph
5:00 am 9:31 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
13->2056% 81% 7 mph
4:59 am 9:32 pmLight rain until evening.Friday, Jun 2nd
12->1970% 77% 5 mph
4:58 am 9:34 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Saturday, Jun 3rd
8->179% 28% 11 mph
4:57 am 9:35 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Sunday, Jun 4th
7->1712% 48% 12 mph
4:56 am 9:36 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon.Monday, Jun 5th
9->1834% 73% 11 mph
4:56 am 9:37 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Tuesday, Jun 6th
8->1755% 84% 4 mph
4:55 am 9:38 pm
Porthmadog Beach Tide Times
Porthmadog Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area