Porth Nobla, Llanfaelog


Porth Nobla, Llanfaelog
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A rural sandy beach located on a headland with cliffs to one side and rock pools to the other, midway between the towns of Aberffraw and Rhosneigr. The coastal footpath to the east leads to the ancient burial chamber of Barclodiad y Gawr.


Swimming, scuba diving, surfing, sea canoeing, sailing and fishing are popular here. There is no zoning for water sports.

Wildlife and Walks

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path runs from the beach passing ancient burial chambers and continuing round to Rhosneigr. Valley Wetlands Nature Reserve is not far away.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Porth Nobla, Llanfaelog

Bins Bins



There is a car park further north of the beach, which sits behind Porth Tyn Tywyn beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily.