A nice long beach with plenty of space to fish, it’s never been a busy beach when I have visited so should be quite quiet. Probably due to lack of parking facilities, you can park for free on the sloped area but there are only a few spaces (maybe 15 max). Get there early or late and you will be fine.
There are toilets at the top of the road down to the beach which admittedly is quite steep but doable. This section of the beach is flat sand with little features, there are some small lug beds near the little breakwater/beach houses. At low tide tide can pump your own fresh if needed.
As you head further down the beach to the east it’s remains sandy for a while before turning into shingle then pebble. This is a long walk from the parking area, and the beach/sand section is covered at high tide so be warned. The pebble beach area to the east is slightly deeper but only a little, it is close to Pystyl Dock fishing mark.
There is a quicker way to this area, parking is limited to 2/3 cars maximum. Heading into Nefyn from the east (Caernafron) there is a camping and caravan site called The Wern.
There is enough room to squeeze a couple of cars in close to the wall immediately after the entrance. Cross the road onto the caravan park and keep to the left as you enter, there is a ravine with a path leading down to the pebble section of the beach😉.
Saves the legs when lugging tackle about, as you come off the path and onto the beach I fish to the right up to 100 metres or so. This area is slightly deeper, if you go further the ground you will be fishing on is slighty rockier as you get close to the cliff outcrop and may lose tackle. Just after the rocky section is Pistyll Dock.
Fishing is generally consistently good which could be why there is a lack of reports, this being during the more fishy months…warmer
Bass are quite common even if they are not all monsters, and a prolific mark in my opinion. We have had a cracker of a session here on the cheapest Morrisons peeled cooked prawns, tope pups and smoothhounds a plenty! 3 per hook and plenty of bait elastic did the trick. Read more HERE.
The area of the beach near the toilets and mini breakwater protecting the few houses also can fish well. On one trip in early April I was casting onto the sandy bottom, I was literally unable to put my rod onto the tripod.
Before I could put the rod down we were into fish, Whiting only but they were practically jumping onto the hooks!
Love the place, camping on the wern is only £8-10 a night too with plenty of room and some of the best showers and toilets I have seen on a campsite. Perfect for a couple of late tides!
Species: not exhaustive
Bass, Whiting, Dab, Smoothhound, Small tope, Thornback Ray
Lon Y Traeth, Nefyn, Pwllheli LL53 6ED
Park close to the wall outside the camping park, follow the ravine through the caravan park.
near B4417, Pwllheli LL53 6LL