British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands Beach

Porthmadog, Gwynedd

An area of sand backed by dunes at the northern edge of the mouth of Tremadog Bay.

Beach Type



Various campsites
Local shop and pub and a slipway



Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks. some spectacular scenery in the area. The extensive intertidal area provides afeeding ground for various bird species.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Porthmadog TIC High Street. Porthmadog. Gwynedd. LL49 9LD Phone: 01766 512981


Nearest town: Porthmadog
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9004, -4.1679
Postcode: LL49 9YB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Porthmadog Community, Gwynedd at Explore Britain.


Head west from Porthmadog Signposted Mortha Bychan.

Nearest Railway Stations

Porthmadog (Approx. 2 miles away)
Criccieth (Approx. 3 miles away)
Harlech (Approx. 4 miles away)
Tygwyn (Approx. 4 miles away)
Talsarnau (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available adjacent to the slipway or further north behind the dunes.

Nearby Car Parks

Borth y Gest, Borth-y-Gest (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Stryd Lombard, Porthmadog (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Lombard, Porthmadog (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Heol y Parc, Porthmadog (Short stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Llyn Bach, Porthmadog (Short stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Station Yard, Porthmadog (Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Porthmadog Station, Porthmadog (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Moranedd, Criccieth (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Promenade, Criccieth (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Marine Cresent, Criccieth (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Porthmadog