Borth y Gest Beach

Visit Borth y Gest Beach

Borth y Gest is a small sandy bay in a pretty little harbour village between Porthmadog and Black Rock Sands. In fact, there are a few small beaches and little coves here.

At high tide the beach here disappears, but there are other nearby spots to go.

There is a carpark and bus stop on the seafront on Seaview Terrace and Mersey St. Here you will see a sign saying ‘To the Beach’. Follow the path, past the beautiful Saint Cyngar’s Church to find the hidden coves.

Coastal Wildlife

If you are looking for wildlife, you will find birds, butterflies and the even seals. There is a sign with pictures pointing out the different species you can spot. Birds commonly in the area are Oystercatchers, Pied Flycatcher, White Throat, Skylarks, Curlews. The wonderfully named Purple Hairstreaked Butterfly and Small Heath Butterfly.

There is local holiday accommodation with charming guesthouses and holiday cottages available.

This beach is …

  • Off The Beaten Path
  • Great For Nature Lovers

What to see and do

  • Explore the local coastline

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Image by UKBeachDays

Getting To Borth y Gest Beach

Beach Location

Porthmadog LL49 9TS


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Porthmadog Station

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Borth y Gest Beach

Explore the Welsh coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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