Porth Dafarch

Porth Dafarch is located between Trearrdur Bay and South Stack on the coastal road. It is a national Trust owned beach with both on and off road parking. Moreover it has toilets which always a bonus on such a remote beach.

A cracking little beach which is very popular in the summer months with tourists and people using kayaks. Due to its sheltered nature it is very often used by kayak as a safe launching and landing point though out the entire year, with suitable weather of course. Just further out into the bay divers also frequent these sheltered waters as the area is full of marine life, there are also several wrecks just off the coast.

Anglers can also be seen on occasion from the rocky outcrops. Just around the bay is an area known as mackerel rock, made famous by its regular catches of Mackerel

The beach itself offers nice soft sand to the rear with plenty of rock pools around for the kids to explore. Fish, crabs, prawns, anemone can all be found here. It’s not too far from Trearddur bay which has shops and restaurants should you need them.

The headlands around the beach are often used by coasteering groups, there are several companies offering this activity. Anglesey outdoors is perfectly placed just around the corner, they offers others courses too. Great for active familys or as an experience in itself, however jumping from cliffs into the sea wont suit everyones tastes!

Further west is South Stack, Holyhead mountain and the visible remains of Neolithic round houses. So plenty to see and do in the area.

Just around the corner is Anglesey Outdoors, you can stay on site in the various accommodation on offer. Dorms, camping or glamping it caters for all styles and budgets. Moreover they offer various activities with trained guides for schools, groups or individuals.

Porth Dafarch is a very popular beach in all seasons, well worth checking out. A real memory maker, moreover like a lot of beaches around Anglesey it is simply stunning when the sun shines.

Porth Dafarch beach can be found here Porthdafarch Rd, Holyhead LL65 2LS

Closest Toilets are directly behind the beach 15 March – 30 September only.

Dog are not allowed on the beach from the 1st May until 30th September.

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