Bennar Beach

Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, LL44 2HD

Bennar’s fine, sandy beach is backed by the occasional sand dune. These sand dunes are of Special Scientific Interest, since they are constantly developing and therefore changing their environment. Whilst relaxing on this beach the views come alive, its possible to see the splendid Gwynedd coastline, to the north and to the south. Conditions here are excellent for surfing, and its believed that Bennar is one of the best places in Gwynedd for consistently good waves. Others come to Bennar to fish, where you’ll find bass, flounders, dogfish and plaice. Further along the beach, about a mile to the north, there is a special area designated for naturists. In the same area, there is a designated spot for nude bathing, these areas have been clearly marked. There are also dog restrictions in place.

Bennar Beach Safety Notice

Follow Adventure Smart and RNLI guidelines for safe enjoyment of our coast.

Be aware of the following dangers on Bennar beach.

  • Beware of strong currents
  • Beware of large breaking waves
  • Take care with inflatables in strong winds
  • Beware of powered craft
  • Do not dig or burrow in sand dunes
  • Keep children under supervision

In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard


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