Black Rock Sands beach, Portgmadog, Gwynedd
  • Profile

    Black Rock Sands Beach Information

    Black Rock Sands beach is known by many names, although we refer to it as Black Rock Sands it is often referred to as Porthmadog beach or Craig Du or Morfa Bychan beach after the local village. The beach is excellent, a wide sandy beach with a rocky headland and is approximately 2 miles long with a sand dune system designated as a site of special scientific interest.

    The beach has a gently gradient making it a good family beach and as the tide recedes you have many rock pools to explore.

    As you can drive onto the beach this is ideal for those that have to take lots of equipment to the beach.

    Facilities include parking, toilets, designated bathing and boat-launching areas, ice-cream vans often positioned on the beach.

    The beach due to it’s size and ability to park on the sand is very popular with kite-buggies and kitesurfers.

    Black Rock Sands Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    Black Rock Sands Beach has dog restrictions. Porthmadog Black Rock Sands beach has dog restrictions on parts of the beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around Porthmadog, 37 beaches in Gwynedd, or check our list of Gwynedd Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Rain on Friday through next Tuesday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 5°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       39%  87%   17 mph
      8:20 am    4:01 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 12th
     Overcast throughout the day and windy overnight.
       57%  99%   17 mph
      8:21 am    4:01 pm

    Thursday, Dec 13th
     Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       26%  93%   19 mph
      8:22 am    4:01 pm
    Friday, Dec 14th
     Foggy overnight.
       52%  73%   15 mph
      8:23 am    4:01 pm

    Saturday, Dec 15th
     Windy until evening and rain until evening, starting again overnight.
       98%  99%   22 mph
      8:24 am    4:01 pm
    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Rain starting in the evening.
       91%  59%   14 mph
      8:25 am    4:01 pm

    Monday, Dec 17th
     Rain and dangerously windy overnight.
       85%  63%   6 mph
      8:26 am    4:02 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Rain in the morning and dangerously windy throughout the day.
       97%  92%   15 mph
      8:26 am    4:02 pm

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