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Porth Neigwl Beach

Abersoch, Gwynedd

Porth Neigwl, or Hells Mouth, is a south west facing rural beach frequented by surfers and kayakers because of the relatively large waves. It is a gently shelving beach, consisting mainly of medium sized pebbles at high tide but with vast expanses of sand at low tide.

Beach Type

pebbles & sand


Not known at present


Specific areas for watersports

Nature and Wildlife

Harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins navigate the waters. Ample footpaths / walkways within the surrounding area. particularly westwards towards Aberdaron.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned weekly.


Dogs are allowed on the beach. although no dog bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Abersoch Tourist Information Centre Abersoch LL53 7EA Tel/Fax (01758) 712929


Nearest town: Abersoch
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8066, -4.55083
Postcode: LL53 7LG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Llanengan Community, Gwynedd at Explore Britain.


Follow A499 to the town of Abersoch. and from there. head in a southwesterly direction towards the village of Llanengan. Continue on the road through the village towards the coastline (the beach is less than half a mile away).

Public Transport

Train station at Pwllheli (11 miles away). Bus service twice a day (however bus route does not directly pass the beach entrance).

Nearest Railway Stations

Pwllheli (Approx. 8 miles away)
Abererch (Approx. 10 miles away)
Penychain (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


A small car park is available to visitors. with a well-maintained footpath of approximately 200 metres in length leading to the beach. Vehicular access to this beach is not permitted. Car parking is free of charge. No disabled spaces but tarmac enabl

Nearby Car Parks

Porthneigwl, Llanengan (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Golf Lane, Abersoch (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Machroes, Bwlchtocyn (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Abersoch Village Hall, Abersoch (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Beach, Abersoch (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Ocean Edge, Abersoch (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Mynytho, Mynytho (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
The Warren North, Abersoch (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
The Warren South, Abersoch (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Cildwrn, Llanbedrog (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Abersoch