Beautiful beach and often quiet - though becoming busier during the school holidays. Popular with surfers when there are waves. Access through Nant y Big farm - where there is a car park. Steep flight of steps cut into the cliffside provides access to the beach. Potentially dangerous rip tides can occur on this beach.
Porth Ceiriad is out of the shelter that St Tudwal's Islands offer to the beaches around Abersoch, and gets a good deal of swell from the south west, ideal for surfers, especially at the eastern end of the beach, where waves refract off the cliffs forming powerful "pyramidal" waves. First time surfers or body boarders may want to start further along the beach.
There are two car parks on the cliffs above the beach and accessible via Nant-y-Big farm or near Cim Farm, Bwlchtocyn (both at a cost). You have to walk down a long series of steps to reach the beach, where large pebbles line the very top. The rest of the beach is good sand.