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610 233 Porth Oer - Whistling Sands (Turtle Photography)

Porth Oer (Whistling Sands)

This small, picturesque National Trust beach, backed by steep grassy cliffs, is on the Llŷn Heritage Coast. It’s famously known as ‘Whistling Sands’, a nickname based on the sound the granules make underfoot when you walk over its gleaming sand. The sound is created due to the shear stress of weight that is put upon the sand, there are only two beaches in the whole of Europe where you can experience this for yourselves. The nearest car park is 590ft/180m away, though that doesn’t prevent it from being popular with families enjoying a day out. The views from the sands – and the many local footpaths – are stunning. Watersports include diving, sailing and surfing, though care must be exercised since conditions can change quickly. Throughout the summer months the beach has a shop and toilets.

Facilities and Services

Surfing
Parking
Toilets
Shop
Dog restrictions 

196 150 Traeth Porth Oer Whistling Sands Beach
address and contact details:
Economy and Community Department, Gwynedd Council, Caernarfon LL55 1SH | tourism@gwynedd.gov.uk | 01286 672232
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