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Before launching your craft it is vitally important for your own personal safety and the safety of others that you take the time to read carefully the Rules & Regulations as set out by Gwynedd Council. Please adhere to these rules and regulations at all time.


 The town of Nefyn is located on the Northern side of the Lleyn Peninsula. The sandy beach in Nefyn is in a sheltered position and has spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Launching directly from the slipway is only really possible at high tide, and skiing here entails mainly beach launching. During the summer the sand can become soft. We would personally not venture onto the beach without a four wheel drive vehicle, but if doing so extreme care should be taken and advice taken from attendant on site if present.

We would recommend you bring a friend to help with launch and recovery, and to secure the craft after it’s un-hooked and you are parking the car.

There is limited parking facility on the right hand side of the road, just before you reach the slip. This can be seen in the photo below.

There are toilet facilities on the road down to the beach and further amenities such as shops, garage and restaurants in the town of Nefyn.

(Ordnance Survey Ref : OS 301408)

From the A55 turn off at Bangor and head towards Caernarfon on the A487. After going through Caernarfon follow the signs towards Pwllheli on the A499.

Continue along the A499 through the village of Clynnog Fawr, shortly after Clynnog Fawr (approx.4 to 5 miles) you will arrive at a straight 1/4 mile stretch of road, at the end on this stretch there will be a sign on your right hand side for Nefyn. Take a right turning at the sign and follow this very scenic costal road for approximately 7 miles through the villages of Llanaelhaearn, Llithfaen and Pistyll until you arrive at Nefyn.

Once in Nefyn you need to turn right on the roundabout (3 exit) follow the road for 1/4 mile and you will see a garage on your left. Just after the garage, on the right is the road leading down to the beach (signposted “Beach / Traeth”). Follow this winding STEEProad down to the beach.

From the A5 you will need to follow the road towards and through the town of Porthmadog where you need to make a left turn on the main roundabout onto the A497 towards Pwllheli . Continue on the A497 passing through the town of Criccieth until you reach Pwllheli.

Once you arrive in Pwllheli you need to follow the A499 through the town following the signs for Abersoch. As you make you way out of Pwllheli you will come to a long half mile stretch of road at the end of which is a garage on your left hand side and just after a roundabout.

Take the right hand lane and second turning on the roundabout onto the A497 towards Nefyn (DO NOT continue on the A499 to Abersoch)

Continue on this road for several miles and pass through the villages of Efailnewydd and Boduan, until you arrive at a roundabout. Take the third exit (i.e. a right turn) towards Nefyn and continue until you arrive in the village of Nefyn where you should make a left turn at the small roundabout.

Follow the road for 1/4 mile and you will see a garage on your left. Just after the garage, on the right is the road leading down to the beach (signposted “Beach / Traeth”). Follow this winding STEEP road down to the beach.

Helpful Hint

If you don’t have a 4 wheel drive, and find yourself struggling to launch/ recover your ski from either Morfa Nefyn or Nefyn beach (or if you just simply don’t want to put your car on the sand) then you can call upon a couple of local “Tractor Launch” operatives.

We will update any available services for 2021 season when covid regulations allow us to travel back into Wales.

Useful Numbers

Coast Guard (Holyhead) : 01407 762 051

VHF : 12 / 16

Pwllheli Harbourmaster : 01758 704 081 or 07879 433145

Maritime Office : 01758 704 066

In an Emergency call 999

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