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Latitude: 52° 56'N
Longitude: 04° 31'W
Country: Wales

Type: Unknown
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Porth Dinllaen Harbourmaster
Telephone no: 01758 721643

About Nefyn

Nefyn is a delightful fishing village high on the cliffs of the west coast on the Lleyn Peninsula. With Morfa Nefyn and Porth Dinllaen, it forms a sweeping bay with two miles of fine, clean sand from Yr Eifl to the lifeboat station. Once it was said that Nefyn sent more of its men to sea than almost any other British town.

The small harbour at Porth Nefyn dries out at low tide, and is used mainly by fishing boats. The harbour wall is also popular for crabbing.

The bay can be quite rough here, so the wall is needed in these conditions. There is a steep access to the bay, further along the beach, which means that the harbour and its few houses become cut off for vehicles at high tide.

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