British Beaches

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Porthor (Oer) Beach

Abersoch, Gwynedd

A sandy bay on the north coast of the Lleyn peninsula, popular with bodyboarder due to the waves that break on large swells.

Beach Type



There is a seasonal cafe and a picnic site



Nature and Wildlife

there is a lookout point atop nearby Mynydd Carreg.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Pwllheli TIC Min y Don. Station Square. Pwllheli. Gwynedd. LL53 5HG Tel: + 44(0)1758 613 000


Nearest town: Abersoch
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8359, -4.72304
Postcode: LL53 8LG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


Head for Pwllheli then Llanbedrog before turning off onto the B4113. turning off this after Bryncroes. signposted Methlem. Porth Oer is on the right after Methlem.


there is a car park a short walk from the beach. (National trust. a charge applies)

Nearby Car Parks

Porthor, Aberdaron (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pont Fawr, Aberdaron (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Cwrt, Henfaes and Porth Simdde, Tir Glyn (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Porth Meudwy, Aberdaron (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Uwchmynydd, Uwchmynydd (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Afonfawr, Penllech (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Abersoch