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The beautiful National Trust beach Porth Oer is sometimes known as Whistling Sands due to the strange noise the sand makes underfoot. The noise comes from the unusually shaped sand particles. It’s actually one of only 2 beaches in Europe with the phenomenon.

Wind Directions

Porth Oer will work on anything from SW clockwise around to NW.

Tide States

We're not sure about the tide states at Porth Oer, if anyone could help us out we'd be grateful.

Riding Types

It's a NW facing beach which can produce excellent waves when conditions are just right, and the swell bends around the point.

Local Information

  • Kitesurfing is banned in the summer months (that usually means April to October)
  • Set up at least 100m from the beach entrance


  • Car parking
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Cafe


  • Strong rip pulling you toward the rocks (particularly on a dropping tide)

Getting There & Parking

Follow A55 to Bangor. Follow A487 Caernarfon. A499 Pwllheli. Take B4417 through Tudweiliog and start looking for signs to beach.

There's only room for about 4 cars at bottom of hill near the beach. However, there's a bigger car park at the top of the hill, which the marker on the map below shows. Postcode for sat nav purposes is LL53 8LH.

Weather Forecast & Live Readings

I'm hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here's a link to 7 day wind forecast for Aberdaron.

And if you're wondering if it's on right now, I think this is the best resource: Latest hour by hour wind readings, Pembrey Sands.