Porth Cwyfan


Striking bay with 12th century church

Located just beyond Aberffraw, Porth Cwyfan is a rugged bay featuring the 12th century church of St.Cwyfan. The church once stood on a peninsula which separated the coves of Porth Cwyfan and Porth China. Over the course of many years, the clay of the peninsula was eroded, creating a single beach. The church is now stranded on a small island in the centre of the bay. When the tide is low, you can walk out to the church via a rocky causeway.

This bay boasts a wonderfully isolated feel and is bordered by cliffs. There are numerous rock pools to explore and it’s always worth walking out to the church. You may hear the sound of cars racing around the track at Rhosneigr in background. Dogs are allowed on the beach throughout the year and will enjoy exploring the rock formations and rock pools or swimming in the sea.


Porth Cwyfan
St Cwyfan church


Dogs are allowed in the bay throughout the year and there is plenty of interesting terrain for them to explore. The back of the beach is rocky but there’s a fair amount of sand to play on and many rock pools to paddle in. If you take your dog over to the church, they will need to negotiate a steep flight of stone steps but these wouldn’t present a problem to most pooches.


From the Woollen Mill, head towards Bangor on the A487 and then follow the signs to Holyhead. As soon as you have crossed the bridge onto Anglesey turn left and then left again on to the A4080 towards Dwyran. Stay on this road until you see the sign for Aberffraw and turn left again.  When you reach Aberffraw, turn left onto the road through the centre of the village and keep following this past open countryside for roughly a mile. The road ends just before the bay and there is room for several cars to park.