Porth Neigwl “Hells Mouth”

Abersoch, Gwynedd, Wales LL53 7LG
Beach Amenities:
  • All Year Access
  • Good Beach Guide
  • Disabled Parking
  • Onsite Parking
  • Dog Friendly
For availability and to book

Porth Neigwl or Hell's Mouth as is a beautiful 4 mile long beach facing south west and directly out to the Irish Sea. With this the beach gets the brunt of any south westerly swells coming up from the Atlantic between Cornwall and southeast Ireland and can produce some of the most consistent waves in the UK. The beach attracts thousands of surfers every year.

The car park is about a 500m walk from the beach across sand dunes. The top of the beach is made up of large pebbles, whilst lower down there is plenty of sand that is exposed at low tide. Porth Neigwl is 4 miles long, and the access described above is located less than a mile from the village of Llanengan at the southern end of the beach.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Bathing is dangerous here, as on any beach that gets surf, with strong undertows and cross currents. There is a council warning sign at the entrance to the beach but as with all local beaches there is no lifeguard. The cliffs are also highly unstable and should be avoided.

Activities:

Kayaking/Canoeing, Good Fishing, Swimming/Bathing & Surfing

Nearest Toilets: None
Nearest Shop: None