Dinas Dinlle BeachDinas Dinlle, Snowdonia
Dinas Dinlle Beach, Dinas Dinlle, Snowdona, North Wales
The spacious award-winning Blue Flag beach at Dinas Dinlle has incredible views on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula between Caernarfon and Pontllyfni.
The clear, clean blue waters of the expansive beach, easy access via two slipways, and SSSI status make it an enjoyable destination for the whole family. With beachside cafes, a fish and chip shop, ice creams and free parking virtually on the beach, what more could you want!
Situated in front of the tiny village of Dinas Dinlle, the beach runs parallel to a convenient promenade, beneath which is a pebbly shelf and beyond that great sand. It is the sort of beach that seems to get bigger and bigger as the day goes on and the tides retreats! The beach is easy to access and its size and location make it popular for many activities including fishing, boating, surfing and relaxing. The beach offers a great deal and has facilities within a two-minute walk from the sand. The beach shelves gently and so the shallow water is great for little ones wanting to paddle.
The beach is a haven for wildlife and the special habitats behind it make it a key breeding and nesting area for birds such as lapwings, ringed plovers and skylarks. A short walk behind the beach with a pair of binoculars can be very rewarding!
The Blue Flag Award means you can be sure of incredible water quality which makes it a great beach for swimming.
On a clear day, you can see as far as Llanddwyn Isle off Anglesey and right down the Llŷn Peninsula.
The contrast in the numbers of people is quite dramatic between winter and summer when the population of the tiny village swells considerably.
The beach is very popular with watersports enthusiasts and the two slipways make launching easy.
Access down onto the sand is made easy for those less mobile with designated points for wheelchairs.
There’s a designated area for those wishing to take to the waves which is at the end of the beach closest to the airport. Mid to high tide, with a mid-sized southwest swell and an offshore easterly provides the best waves.
There are two slipways to access the beach so you can launch.
There is a marked bathing area on the main section of the beach.
The beach is known for its bass fishing off the shore.
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