Black Rock Sands, in the village of Morfa Bychan, might not be your typical postcard-perfect beach but it’s a wide, wild and wonderful place to explore. The large expanse of hard, flat sand allows vehicle access, making it popular with kiters, water bikers and the picnic posse, especially during the summer months.
Hidden Gem: In addition to its colourful architecture and wild gardens, the Italianate village of Portmeirion is also blessed with one of Britain’s best private beaches.
White Sands Bay can be accessed via the village, which of course means paying an entrance fee. As such, it’s quieter than most beaches in the area, leaving you free to find hidden caves, gullies and interesting plants without much interference. Swimming is not advisable due to it currents and tides.