Delightful Dinas Dinlle

Dinas Dinlle is just four miles form The Woollen Mill and affords amazing views of the Llŷn Peninsula. There’s miles of beach to explore and plenty of parking. The beach is pebbly at high tide but when the tide goes out, a vast expanse of sand is revealed. There are three areas of beach divided by rocky breakers. The central section is just beyond the first parking area you come to which is also home to a fish and chip shop and ice cream parlour. Walk to the left of the fish and chip shop for a quieter area of beach.

Alternatively, keep driving a long the road and you will see several parking areas, all with direct access to the beach. The further along the road you park, the quieter the beach will be, but if you want ready access to the facilities, stay near the village where there are cafes, souvenir shops and toilets.

The water remains shallow seemingly forever and there are no strong currents, so this beach is a great option if you have kids. At low tide, it is good place to look for shells and and there are rock pools to explore which you will find approximately 800 yards to the left of the first parking area. Dinas Dinlle is one of those curious places which looks unpromising as you approach it, but always seems to serve up a great day out!



Between 1st October and 31st March each year, dogs have unrestricted access to the beach at Dinas Dinlle. From 1st April to 30th September, dogs are banned from the central section of beach in front of the parking area adjacent to the ice cream shop. There are stone breakers at each end of this section of beach and so it isn’t difficult to identify the restricted area. There are vast expanses of dog-friendly beach to the north and south of the restricted area making Dinas Dinlle a great place to give your pooch a run out and a swim.


From the Woollen Mill, drive back to the top of the lane where it joins the B4418. Turn left and drive down to the A499. Turn right towards Caernarfon and after a few hundred yards you will see the sign for Dinas Dinlle. Turn left here and follow the road until you arrive at the beach. There are several parking areas along the beach. The first one that you see, next to the ice cream shop, is always the busiest. If this is full, you will find a space further down the road where the beach will be quieter. Dinas Dinlle is roughly 8 minutes from The Woollen Mill by car.