Porth Dafarch beach on way to South Stack Lighthouse
Photo : Tim Snow

Porth Dafarch Beach - Near South Stack

Porth Dafarch beach is situated on the north western corner of Anglesey on the road to South Stack, about a mile and a half from Trearddur bay.

This great little beach is ideal for families, and due to its fairly high cliffs is fairly sheltered from the sea, safe and ideal for paddling and bathing. There are plenty of rock pools either side of this special cove for kids to explore and discover the amazing sea life of Anglesey. A good mixture of soft sand on the upper shore then some shale and then plenty of sand by the waters edge.

This beach is popular with visiting canoeists, and has an excellent reputation for snorkelling due to the shelter of the bay, shore fishing is also popular here, but is probably most popular for its scuba diving as the shipwreck of the 1886 steamer “Missouri” lies about half a mile of shore. Like many other beaches on Anglesey the Anglesey coastal path runs along this beach and around the headland. There are some spectacular views over towards Snowdonia and down the Llyn peninsula.

Dog Restrictions

Porth Dafarch beach is one of seven Anglesey beaches subject to dog restrictions.

These restrictions apply 1st May to 30th September each year.

At Cemaes Bay, Benllech and Trearddur Bay dogs must be kept on their leads on the promenades.

A map showing the designated areas for dogs on Porth Dafarch beach is here