Porth EilianAmlwch, Anglesey

Porth Eilian, Amlwch, Anglesey, North Wales

Porth Eilian is both a beautiful and secluded little bay - what many would call a real ‘Famous Five’ beach! Situated between the rocky headland of Point Lynas (Trwyn Eilian) and the inlet known as Porthyrychen, its close to the village of Llaneilian - just east of Amlwch. Porth Eilian’s sheltered sand and shingle covered cove is the perfect spot for swimming, picnicking and sunbathing!

Porth Eilian beach, located on the most northeastern point of Anglesey, has a slipway, which makes it a very popular starting point for sailors, canoeists sea-kayakers - and scuba divers too! With wonderful coast and country walks close by, historical buildings and intriguing legends, Porth Eilian has got to be seen to be believed!


This small beach, with its rocky outcrops at either side, is great for a family day full of adventure. For such an out of the way place it has a surprising number of houses close by, as well as parking and public conveniences. However, remember to take refreshments with you, unless you fancy a trip into nearby Amlwch! Myth and legend abound here, and it’s hard not to soak up the magical atmosphere. Whether it’s fishing off the headland, dolphin watching off the cliffs, snorkelling or sailing in the bay - as well as walking the wonderful Coastal Path - and visiting local sites of historic interest - Porth Eilian has something for everyone!  

At a glance
  • Secluded, sheltered and pretty.

  • Popular for launching boats, kayaks and canoes.

  • Very popular with scuba divers.

  • History, myth and legend abound here.

  • Kids love its rocks and rock pools - as well as looking out for the dolphins.

  • Swimming, walking and picnicking here all come highly recommended.

Beach info

Beach type

Shingle, sand and rock.

Porth Eilian beach sits between the headland of Point Lynas (Trwyn Eilian in Welsh) and the inlet known as Porthyrychen - close to the village of Llaneilian, just east of Amlwch - it can be a little tricky to find!

From the A55 take the A5025 and follow the signs to Amlwch/Amlwch Port. From Amlwch, continue on the A5025. After the B5111 roundabout, turn left at the next crossroads signed for Llaneilian, then right at the junction, again signed for Llaneilian.


  • The public W/C block is located half-way (50 m) between the beach’s parking area and the small roundabout at the end of the road to the bay.

  • There’s a slipway which makes it a popular beach for sea kayaking, sailing and diving etc. 


The closest place to park is very near to the beach at Frogwy Isaf Car Park (0.1 miles away) - Postcode: LL68 9LT. The road from the nearby village of Llaneilian ends in a turning circle, which allows you to drop off your passengers and beach paraphernalia - with the (free) car park just a short way (approx 100m) back up the lane.

There used to be roadside parking too, but double yellow lines have recently put a stop to this! 

You can also park and walk from either of the following:

  • Amlwch Port Car Park (1.5 miles away) - Postcode: LL68 9DB.

  • Chapel Street Car Park (1.8 miles away) - Postcode: LL69 9AJ.


Access includes a short walk from the parking area, but getting onto the beach is very easy, with pushchairs and so forth able to descend via the gentle slope of the slipway.

Dog Restrictions

Yes - with no seasonal restrictions.

Top tips
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide

Yes - especially off the ledges, cliffs and headlands - and off the beach when it’s not too busy.


Yes - a VERY popular diving spot!


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