Porthmadog Beach

Black Rock Sands beach, Portgmadog, Gwynedd

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Porthmadog Beach has dog restrictions. The beach has dog restrictions on parts of the beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around Porthmadog, 36 beaches in Gwynedd, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Porthmadog Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 20°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Drizzle in the morning.
       45%  82%   8 mph
      5:00 am    9:30 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       18%  55%   2 mph
      5:00 am    9:31 pm

    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Light rain starting in the evening.
       56%  81%   7 mph
      4:59 am    9:32 pm
    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Light rain until evening.
       70%  77%   5 mph
      4:58 am    9:34 pm

    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       9%  28%   11 mph
      4:57 am    9:35 pm
    Sunday, Jun 4th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       12%  48%   12 mph
      4:56 am    9:36 pm

    Monday, Jun 5th
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon.
       34%  73%   11 mph
      4:56 am    9:37 pm
    Tuesday, Jun 6th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       55%  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.
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