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Pontllyfni Beach

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

A long sand and shingle bay in Caernarfon bay. Backed by the small village of Pontllyfni this is a remote and peaceful beach location.

Beach Type



Thereis a camp site


Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

Paths run along the coast and river bank with a pleasant picnin site situated a few miles to the south.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Caernarfon TIC: Oriel Pendeitsh. Castle Street. Caernarfon. Gwynedd LL55 2NA Tel: 01286 672232


Nearest town: Caernarfon
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0491, -4.34249
Postcode: LL54 5EH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


On the A499 coastal road between Caernarfon and Pwllheli.

Nearest Railway Stations

Criccieth (Approx. 10 miles away)
Porthmadog (Approx. 12 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Tai Lleuar, Pontllyfni (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Beachside Playground, Llandwrog (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
County Road, Pen-y-groes (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Heol-y-dwr, Penygroes (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Beach 3, Llandwrog (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Beach 2, Llandwrog (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Beach South, Llandwrog (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Plas Silyn Leisure Centre, Penygroes (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Beachside, Llandwrog (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Rhes Grugan, Groeslon (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Caernarfon