Porth Dafarch Beach, Anglesey

Porth Dafarch is yet another great beach on this island. Nestling below some truly beautiful rugged headland, this is a superb beach for family activities.

Due to its position it is reasonably well sheltered from the open sea.

You often sea a yacht or two anchoring in the cove and the beach is occasionally visited by canoeists.

Divers sometimes use Porth Dafarch as a base when searching for shipwrecks along the coast.





There is an abundance of rock pools along the shore and this is good news for parents.

Children really seem to enjoy the challenge of discovering different forms of sea life in these places.

So there is after all, an opportunity to learn while enjoying a holiday.
As this beach has been awarded the prestigious European Blue Flag , you should be confident of the quality conditions for bathing.



You will see a caravan park and some self-catering accommodation on the hill to the north west, overlooking the beach below.

And for those of you who like to explore further, why not get your walking boots and join the coastal path.

Unwind and banish all that stress with magnificent sea views.

And here you are on one of the sections of the new Anglesey Coastal Path, a real chance to cover up to 125 miles of breathtaking coastal walks.


If your interested in local history, then why not visit the Maritime Museum on Holyhead beach. It's east to get into Holyhead, as the town is only five minutes away by car.


Discover a very interesting fact about Porth Dafarch!

At one time, this site was considered as the location for a port link to Ireland, and the part of the original foundation of an old pier can still be seen.

Facilities include:

  • Toilets (including disabled access)
  • Nappy changing facilities
  • A picnic area
  • Parking and a ramp to the beach for launching boats
  • Town of Holyhead within five minutes drive has a wide range of stores and cafes



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