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Black Rock Sands

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A fabulous place

Visted in Sept.. really lovely and clean. You can park on sand all day for a small fee. Caravan... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gorgeous peaceful place

Miles of clean, sandy beach. Can get busy but because it's vast, you can always find a quiet place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visted in Sept.. really lovely and clean. You can park on sand all day for a small fee. Caravan next door is nice but pricey.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank morriskelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Miles of clean, sandy beach. Can get busy but because it's vast, you can always find a quiet place to sit. That said, you find that most people like to walk this beach. You do see children playing and running around but everyone seems quite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chrisjones1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sea and Sand , what more do you want from a beach? Maybe Sun but hey it’s December and this is Wales. Shop and chippy nearby but it’s quite far from joc steins house (about 4 miles) which isn’t great but the bus service runs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ollyroberts213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Black Rock Sands is an excellent beach and a great place to relax or take your kids. The beach is just a few miles drive from Porthmadog, although don't rely on your sat nav as this generally wants to divert you off before you reach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James R
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We love visiting Black rock sands, the views look different each time we go back. The kids couldn’t wait to go back again the next day. As the sun was setting it looked so beautiful. We will be back for another long walk. Very dog...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Beach parking. Beautiful beach whilst summer season would be wonderful ...out of season gives a different viewpoint an expanse of unspoilt coastline.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank N9063GRrobins
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

wonderful stretch of sandy beach in a beautiful area , ideal for taking and walking children and dogs, and you can take your car/ vehicle on the beach too .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hugh W
Reviewed 20 November 2018

The Black Rock Sands Beach can be easily reached by Car and it is possible to Park on the Beach when the Tide is out. The Beach offers wonderful views of the North Wales Coastline. Well worth Stopping off for when in the Area!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manfred B
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We have a static just up from the beach. Best beach in North Wales in my opinion, nice and clean and if you want can take your car on for a fee of £5

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paulcM318SM
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We love it here and always ensure a visit whenever we are in the area. The beach is huge so there's plenty of room for everyone but it can still get quite busy. You can drive on in your car so it makes it easily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GAlsager
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4 September 2018|
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Response from thewelshlady16 | Reviewed this property |
When we went it was clearly signposted. As we drove onto the beach there was a sign to confirm dogs were only permitted to the left side.
Elaine K
9 August 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. No problem with that!!!
dan h
27 July 2018|
Response from Edgey72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many people take dogs onto the beach