Porth Dinllaen has a fine beach that arcs round in a mile-wide crescent to the north of the small village of Morfa Nefyn. It is famed for its delightful beachside inn, the Ty Coch, which is tucked in the top corner of the cove. The high tide mark comes right up to the terraces in front of the pub, giving it really unique feel. Access to this end of the bay (and the pub) is only possible on foot for visitors, either along the paths above the beach or at low tide along the beach itself.
The headland at the north west tip of the bay has a lifeboat station and a very picturesque golf course. The headland helps to protect the bay from stormy weather and rough seas, but reasonable surf does occur occasionally.
Like many of the best beaches on the Lleyn Peninsula, Porth Dinllaen is owned by the National Trust. Originally a fishing port it now provides sheltered anchorage for leisure boats and a tranquil spot to while away the day. The views along to Yr Eifl and across to Anglesey are superb and the pace of life is decidedly laid back.
Facilities wise there is a shop and café by the Morfa Nefyn car park. Toilets can be found here too, plus near the Ty Coch pub.
Between the 1st of April and 30th September the section of beach to the east of the Morfa Nefyn beach access road is designated as a dog exclusion zone.
Approach / parking:
There is a car park at the head of the road/ golf club road entrance. There is also a car park in Morfa Nefyn.