Church Bay Beach (aka Porth Swtan)

Church Bay also known as Porth Swtan, is a small rock/pebble/sand mixed beach, located on the north coast of Anglesey, facing west and overlooking Holyhead.

The bay is so named Church Bay because of the nearby Llanrhuddlad church which is visible from the sea.

Can have some useful surf more suited to bodyboarders and is also a great place for walkers, birdwatchers and wildlife watchers alike.

Some good seafood restaurants nearby.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Church Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Church Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 31 beaches in Isle of Anglesey, or check our list of Isle of Anglesey Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Church Bay Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Jan 26clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (N)
Friday, Jan 27partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jan 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 12 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WNW)

Rhydwyn weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Church Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Church Bay Beach is at HOLYHEAD 7.51 km (4.67 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 25 Jan
   High Tide at 00:34 (Height 5.61m)
   Low Tide at 06:34 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 12:48 (Height 6.03m)
   Low Tide at 19:07 (Height 0.52m)
Thu 26 Jan
   High Tide at 01:21 (Height 5.41m)
   Low Tide at 07:20 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 13:35 (Height 5.83m)
   Low Tide at 19:55 (Height 0.79m)
Fri 27 Jan
   High Tide at 02:08 (Height 5.15m)
   Low Tide at 08:09 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 14:24 (Height 5.54m)
   Low Tide at 20:45 (Height 1.14m)
Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 02:59 (Height 4.87m)
   Low Tide at 09:01 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 15:16 (Height 5.18m)
   Low Tide at 21:40 (Height 1.52m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 03:56 (Height 4.60m)
   Low Tide at 10:03 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 16:17 (Height 4.83m)
   Low Tide at 22:44 (Height 1.86m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 05:05 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 11:16 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 17:31 (Height 4.57m)
   Low Tide at 23:55 (Height 2.07m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 06:25 (Height 4.41m)
   Low Tide at 12:34 (Height 2.14m)
   High Tide at 18:53 (Height 4.48m)

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