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Porthor Beach (Whistling Sands)

Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Glorious beach.

Visited in Winter, beautiful place, almost deserted. Should imagine it will be packed in Summer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Magical place

Experience the phenomenon of the moving sands of Porthor Beach and listen to it whistling! Such a... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
David H
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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“beautiful beach”(23 reviews)
“national trust”(24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in Winter, beautiful place, almost deserted. Should imagine it will be packed in Summer. Will definitely try it when temperatures pick up.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crazyjack1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A disappointing visit due to plastic bags of dog waste being left near the access points at both ends of the beach (including the coastal path access at the North end). Given the frequent complaints about dogs not being allowed on various pieces of land...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Experience the phenomenon of the moving sands of Porthor Beach and listen to it whistling! Such a peaceful place to visit, with easy parking and a minimum of "seaside clutter"! Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We travelled to Porth Oer to see the Whistling Sands Beach which we learnt about from watching a TV programme. Althought the short walk from the National Trust Car Park is quite steep it is well worth to see the Whislting Beach with its rugged...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manfred B
Reviewed 2 November 2018

I would really recommend this beach to anyone to go and visit. If you are a National trust member it's free to park but reasonably priced if you aren't. The views are stunning and it has to be the best beach in Wales. The cafe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Departure33995583246
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Would really recommend this NT site for everyone. Probably the most scenic view on the North Wales coast.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 434mantasp
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful bay with free parking if you are a national trust member, you will need your membership card to scan. The bay was stunning with a lovely little cafe on the beach that offered a choice of hot drinks and snacks, only had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shellfarn
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The LLeyn Peninsular is a strange place. Historically remote, a bastion of Welsh Language and culture. a landscape of living myth and legend. Every single track lane hides a secret. Every isolated location a surprise. Until 20 years ago you couldnt buy an alchohlic drink...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alistair O
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We visited here a few years ago in a cold blustery Boxing Day and returned today in glorious sunshine. Only a handful of us on the beach, felt as if we owned it! A hidden gem well worth travelling to.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 377maureenw
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Whistling sands they may be - but they didn't whistle for us! That being said, this is a glorious sandy beach backed by cliffs and a good centre for walking. It is also peaceful with no facilities other than the toilets in the car park...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan C
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11 July 2018|
Response from MrandMrsRo | Reviewed this property |
There is no part of the beach where dogs are allowed I am afraid from May till September. You can take them down the road as far as the cafe and it's OK to sit outside the cafe with your dog but you can't take them on the... More
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7 June 2018|
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Response from Saldj62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, from where you are, go to Nefyn, then Nefyn to Tudweillog, and follow the Tudweillog to Aberdaron road, and then look for signs for Porthor. This should take you to the car park, then just walk down the road, very... More
5 April 2018|
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Response from gatcarr4 | Reviewed this property |
Apparently some conflicting signs near the beach café - one says no dogs from 1 April, the other (next to it) says 1 May. No bins for waste - and dog waste is being left - so those irresponsible owners will probably result... More