Church Bay also known as Porth Swtan
Photo : Tim Snow

Porth Swtan or Church Bay

Porth Swtan also known as Church Bay is situated on the north western side of Anglesey.

The path down to the beach at Church bay is quite a steep one from the small and quiet village. The beach which is a mixture of sand and pebbles is surrounded by tall cliffs on three sides making it a sheltered beach but getting some occasional swell from the Irish sea making it ideal for surfing and body boarding.

The beach at Church bay is a beautiful unspoilt one with a mixture of sand and pebbles, the sand is in the lower part of the beach which only slopes very gradually towards the sea making it ideal for swimming.

Church Bay beach has been awarded the blue flag for water cleanliness, but still manages to be a dog friendly beach as well.

The Postcode for Church Bay is LL65 4ET

The heritage museum at Porth Swtan on Anglesey

Swtan Heritage Museum

Church Bay has its very own heritage museum. Swtan is a fully restored traditional cottage, the last on Anglesey with a thatched roof.

This beautiful museum is like stepping back in time, with something for all the family to see.

Amongst its many treasures, it has a traditional cooking range, selection of vintage tools and it floor of embedded iron plates believed to originate from a local shipwreck.

Anglesey Coastal Path through Porth Swtan

Section 2 of the Anglesey Coastal Path passes through Church Bay along the cliffs en route to Cemaes bay.


Church Bay can be quite a popular place in the summer. There is a small car park which hold approximately 20 cars and public toilets.

There is the popular Wavecrest cafe and the Lobster Pot, which is renowned for its fresh locally caught lobster.

How to get there

When travelling on the A5025 follow signs for Church Bay and Porth Swtan. Postcode is LL65 4EU and OS grid ref is SH 3005 8937

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