Black Rock Sands beach near Porthmadog, North Wales

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Black Rock Sands - Morfa Bychan

Beach in North west walesBlack Rock Sands is a 2 mile long sandy beach situated at Morfa Bychan, 2 miles from Porthmadog in North Wales. It is one of the few locations where you can take your car on to the beach.

The sea along Black Rock Sands is shallow, with a gentle gradient making it ideal for swimming and bathing. Black Rock Sands has become a well known beach for activities and is popular with windsurfers and kite-bugging. It has designated bathing and boat-launching areas.

The sand dunes forming the backbone of the beach are a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Dogs are allowed on the eastern and western sections of the beach but are banned from the central section.


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