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Morfa Bychan (Slipway) Beach

Porthmadog, Ceredigion

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: Ceredigion
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3754, -4.1083
Postcode: SY23 4QQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Head west from Porthmadog Signposted Mortha Bychan.

Nearest Railway Stations

Aberystwyth (Approx. 3 miles away)
Borth (Approx. 8 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

New Promenade, Aberystwyth (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Maesyrafon, Aberystwyth (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Lower Park Avenue, Aberystwyth (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
St. Brieuc Boulevard, Aberystwyth (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Mill Street, Aberystwyth (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Park Avenue, Aberystwyth (Short stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Aberystwyth Station, Aberystwyth (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Bath Street, Aberystwyth (Short stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Gogerddan Allt Ddel, Penrhyncoch (Unknown stay).
About 5.5 miles away
Gogerddan Picnic Site, Penrhyncoch (Unknown stay).
About 5.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Porthmadog