Family Paddle Sports

Rhoscolyn | ©Andy Short B-Active


Family Paddle Sports

Rhoscolyn has a superb, sheltered beach which is popular with families. The beach consists of a narrow crescent at high tide, but it quickly expands as the tide ebbs to give a spacious run of sand. The main bay is called Borthwen but there is a smaller, subsidiary bay to the south called Porth y Corwgl. This is often empty, even when the main beach is rammed with visitors.

There is a slipway leading onto the beach allowing for easy boat launch. The bay is popular with kayakers and divers too. At low tide there are plenty of rock pools to fish about in.

Outside of the bay the coastline soon becomes rugged and indented by narrow rocky zawns. A walk along the coastal footpath in either direction is worthwhile; the lookout to the north is particularly worth visiting as it affords excellent views of the area.

There are toilets by the car park and nearby the White Eagle, an excellent pub which serves fine ales and good food. During holiday periods and sunny weekends an ice cream van is sometimes present. The nearest supermarket is in Valley, which is about 6kms away.

Dogs are allowed here.

Approach / parking:

There is a small car park close to the beach, although the approach road is quite narrow and tends to become congested on busy weekends with 4x4s towing boat or jet ski trailers. Many visitors solve the parking conundrum by staying at one of the nearby campsites, which are within walking distance of the beach.

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The publisher of this website accepts no responsibility for the way in which readers use the information contained therein. The descriptions and recommendations are for guidance only and must be subject to discriminating judgement by the reader. Advice and training should be sought before utilising any equipment or techniques mentioned within the text or shown in any of the photographic images. Kayaking and canoeing are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.


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