Llandanwg Beach

Llandanwg, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2SD

Llandanwg, between Barmouth and Harlech, is famous for its church which stands just a stone’s throw from the sea. The beach is sheltered from strong winds, making it a perfect place for relaxation.  It’s popular with fishermen – the local catch includes dogfish, bass, flatfish and mackerel. The beach is accessible by a path through the dunes from a car park. This west facing, shallow shelving beach is a part of the Snowdonia National Park. There are dog restriction areas on the beach. Nearby Mochras – better known as Shell Island – is a popular spot accessible by low-tide causeway, with a beach, dunes and an amazing variety of shells. On Shell Island you will find a large sandy beach, variety of wild flowers and breath-taking views. The area caused a sensation with the British Geological Survey in the 1960’s thanks to it’s research.

Llandanwg Beach Safety Notice

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

Be aware of the following dangers on Llandanwg beach. 

  • Beware of strong currents
  • Beware of large breaking waves
  • Do not use inflatables during offshore winds
  • Do not dig or burrow in sand dunes
  • Dogs restricted from a section of this beach (April 1st - September 30th)
  • Slippery rocks and boulders
  • Keep children under supervision

In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Arwydd Diogelwch Traeth Llandanwg Beach Safety Sign


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