Black Rock Sands is a very popular beach which attracts a variety of users from families to kite surfers and motor boaters. The Graig Ddu headland at the west end of the beach offers some shelter. At its base are a series of intriguing caves; there are also some excellent rock pools where a variety of sea creatures can be seen at low tide.
The beach itself is big with a large area of sand above the high tide mark and a vast amount of fine sand revealed at low tide.
Occasionally there will be decent waves here but the sea is normally fairly tame and suitable for safe swimming. The Glaslyn Estuary end of the beach is not recommended for swimming as there are strong currents here.
The beach is marked off into different zones (including a boat launching channel) to allow the different users to enjoy their activities without disturbing others. During the summer months wardens patrol the beach.
The beach is well supplied with toilets; there are four in total spread along the sand dunes at the top of the beach. During the summer there are normally a few ice cream vans present on the beach. There is a convenience store and chip shop in the nearby village of Morfa Bychan.
There is a dog restriction between the 1st of April and 30th September on the area between the approach road and the Graig Ddu headland.
Approach / parking:
Cars are allowed on to the beach, albeit with a charge during the summer months. There are two main approach roads leading on to the beach.