Porth Tyn Tywyn

Porth Tyn Tywyn is a south facing storm beach just east of the town of Rhosneigr. Quite a good size beach backed by sand dunes which are great to explore. There is soft sand to the rear of the beach with sections closer to the sea a mixture of sand and shingle.

Children playing football in the sun on Tyn Tywyn beach
Tyn Tywyn Beach

To the east of the beach there are a few rocky outcrops that form rockpools at low tide, great for the kids to explore. The section of rock seperates Tyn Towyn beach from Porth Nobla, the rockpools are great and full of life. In summer they are literally teeming with prawns which can be caught with nets. In summer you could have a BBQ with the amount of prawns you will find here, or just chill out relax and enjoy a lazy day at the beach.

Tyn Towyn beach is pretty flat, which is great for playing ball games on. It never gets too busy either, with plenty of parking behind the dunes. Unfortunately its now pay and display but it doesn’t cost too much for the day. There are also toilets on the car park which are open during the holiday season. A bonus as most beaches don’t have these facilities as close by. The car park is a little bumpy so be careful when driving on it. Furthermore you are not allowed to stay overnight either.

Close by is Porth Nobla, Cable Bay, Anglesey Circuit, Rhosneigr and Barclodiad y Gawres. Barclodiad is within walking distance and is a 5000 year old Neolithic burial chamber. Some of these are only a 15 minute walk away. Moreover Keen fishermen are also known to come here to catch Bass and Rays in the evenings and early mornings.

If you are wanting a nice beach and prefer being away from the hustle of busy beaches like Rhosneigr. Tyn Tywyn maybe the beach for you. Just be aware that if you fancy taking a swim that there is no lifeguard presence on this beach. There are shops and other facilities at Rhosneigr which is only a short drive away.

Check it out next time you are in the area or head straight there, you won’t be disappointed. The old listed fishermans cottage above the beach is available as a holiday let too.

The beach parking area is on the A4080, at Ty Croes LL63 5TD

Closest toilets are on the car park behind the beach but they are not always open. Rhosneigr library car park does have public toilets with a 20p charge. LL64 5YJ

4 thoughts on “Porth Tyn Tywyn

  • Matthew Bye

    2021 and still no option to pay for parking by card?!

    • Richard Archer-Jones

      Quite right, this question needs to be asked. Society is going new technology bonkers. The time it spends being a luxury before it becomes a necessity is getting shorter and shorter. At this rate we’ll soon get a society whereby the latest tech (that you’ll have to pay for) will be popping up every month and if you ain’t got it you’re stuffed.

  • Richard Archer-Jones

    I totally agree with the person complaining about no payment by card available at this car park. I think it’s appalling and so discriminatory the way things are going these days that smart phones are taking over from cards. Firstly, cards are available for free, you have to pay per month for a smart phone. Cards have been out for decades, smart phones have only been out just over 10 years I think. Yesterday we were about quarter of an hour trying to pay at Porth Tyn Tywyn beach car park and in the end failed. What on earth is wrong with paying by card? All you have to do is swipe your card, job done. No need to download an app, type in card details, which is also very difficult to do in strong sunlight. It is setting a bad precedent when new technology which is an extra expense very soon becomes a necessity.

    • Robert Hall

      pay by card you are just a payment pay by phone and I get a number an address name and the ability to track places you go in the area it’s all driven by marketing


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