Borth y Gest Beaches

Borth y Gest, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9TY

Borth y Gest Beaches are located in the small, picturesque village of Borth y Gest near Porthmadog. You can access the beaches from the village car park by following the Wales Coast Path signs westwards passing terraced houses. 

Borth y Gest Beaches Safety Notice

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

Be aware of the following dangers on Borth y Gest beach. Look for the red signs which contain specific information for that part of the beach. 

  • DANGER – Very strong current
  • DANGER – Fast flowing tide
  • DANGER – Steep shelving beach, deep water
  • Beware of powered craft and sailing boats
  • Beware of being trapped on the sandbanks or rocks by the incoming tide
  • Beware of soft sand and mud
  • Underwater obstructions
  • Steep and uneven paths
  • Swimming or bathing not advised
  • Do not use inflatables or body boards


In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Borth y Gest Arwydd Diogelwch Safety Sign