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.

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 one beach at Rhydwyn, 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 12.6℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Sep 27
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Sep 28
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 10.4 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Sep 29
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Sep 30
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (W)

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.

Mon 26 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:20 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 10:29 (Height 5.48m)
   Low Tide at 16:26 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 22:40 (Height 5.75m)
Tue 27 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:51 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 11:01 (Height 5.57m)
   Low Tide at 16:58 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 5.79m)
Wed 28 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:23 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 11:34 (Height 5.59m)
   Low Tide at 17:33 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 23:48 (Height 5.75m)
Thu 29 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:57 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 12:09 (Height 5.54m)
   Low Tide at 18:10 (Height 0.94m)
Fri 30 Sep
   High Tide at 00:24 (Height 5.62m)
   Low Tide at 06:35 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 12:47 (Height 5.40m)
   Low Tide at 18:52 (Height 1.14m)
Sat 01 Oct
   High Tide at 01:06 (Height 5.38m)
   Low Tide at 07:18 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 13:31 (Height 5.18m)
   Low Tide at 19:40 (Height 1.43m)
Sun 02 Oct
   High Tide at 01:55 (Height 5.06m)
   Low Tide at 08:10 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 14:25 (Height 4.91m)
   Low Tide at 20:43 (Height 1.76m)

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