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If you take the time to visit the wonderful walled city of Caernarfon and its magnificent castle, then the beautiful beach of Dinas Dinlle is just a short journey away. It is well worth this little trip, with the pebbly upper shore quickly giving way to a seriously vast swathe of firm golden sands.

The views are incredible, as – if you are blessed with good weather, at least – you can see right the way along the Llyn Peninsula and out to Anglesey’s Llanddwyn Island. The beach has been the recipient of both a Marine Conservation Society Recommendation and the prestigious Blue Flag Award, meaning that you can rest assured in the knowledge that the beach you’re visiting is clean, safe, and well looked after, as well as having great quality waters that are perfect for swimming in.

There are two separate slipways for jet skis and speedboats, and good opportunities for snorkelling, fishing and even wind surfing. It is a dog-restricted beach, meaning dogs are not allowed on the beach between May and September, but it’s fine through the winter, with dog bins provided.

Most intriguingly of all, Dinas Dinlle is a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). A number of rare birds live in the area, and there are remains of an Iron Age hillfort.


Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Eric Jones.

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by John S Turner.


Found near to Bethesda and Caernarfon, this is an ideal place to come with a family - bring a picnic if you fancy it! There is plenty of free parking. 

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