GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Borth-Y-Gest Walks

3 miles (5 km)

This coastal Gwynedd village is located just south of Porthmadog in the Snowdonia National Park.
The picturesque settlement includes a lovely harbour and some fine beaches. This walk in the village takes you west along a section of the Llyn Coastal Path to Ynys Cyngar, Samson's Bay and the neighbouring village of Morfa Bychan. On the way you can enjoy views over the Afon Glaslyn to the Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve. There's also views to the mountains of Snowdonia which form a fine backdrop to the walk.
The walk finishes on Black Rock Sands where you can enjoy a wide sandy beach, sand dunes, a large multi-coloured headland rock, low-tide caves, rock pools, and a variety of marine life.
You can extend the walk by continuing west to Criccieth where you can visit the 13th century Criccieth Castle ruins and the grave of former Prime Minister David Lloyd George.


LL49 9TR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Borth-Y-Gest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Borth-Y-Gest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Borth-Y-Gest

  • Porthmadog - This attractive coastal town in Gwynedd has some lovely coastal walking paths and beautiful beaches to explore
  • Llyn Coastal Path - Follow the Llyn Peninsula from Caernarfon to Porthmadog on this stunning coastal walk
  • Porthmadog to Portmeirion - This walk takes you from Porthmadog to the delightful Italian style village of Portmeirion on the other side of the estuary of theAfon Glaslyn
  • Portmeirion - Enjoy a walk around this popular tourist attraction built in the style of an Italian village
  • Moel y Gest - This hill near Porthmadog offers fine views over North Wales including theLlyn Peninsula, theRhinogydd,Moelwynion,Moel Hebog, andSnowdon.
    This walk starts at the lovely harbour in Porthmadog and follows the coastal path south to Borth-Y-Gest
  • Criccieth - This circular walk explores the coast and countryside surrounding the town of Criccieth in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd
  • Cnicht - Climb to the 'MatterhornofWales' on this challenging walk from the village of Croesorin Gwynedd
  • Llanystumdwy - This little Welsh village is located in a fine spot on the Llyn Peninsula near Criccieth and Pwllheli.
  • Penrhyndeudraeth - This Gwyneddbased town sits in a pleasant spot close to the mouth of the Afon Dwyryd
  • Morfa Bychan - This delightful village is located on the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd


The Seaview Cafe Bistro & Coffee Lounge occupies two premises adjacent to one another- one providing full dine in service & the other fully take away. They serve a good range of quality meals which you can enjoy with a lovely view of the village and the coast. They aredog friendly we even sell dog friendly ice cream. You can find them at postcode LL49 9TR for your sat navs.


Borth-y-Gest harbour - - 2461295

Borth-y-Gest harbour

Afon Glaslyn flows past Garreg-Goch - - 2560334

Afon Glaslyn flows past Garreg-Goch

View from the coastal path between Morfa Bychan and Borth-y-Gest - - 4170170

View from the coastal path between Morfa Bychan and Borth-y-Gest

Ynys Cyngar, near Porthmadog - - 11426

Ynys Cyngar, near Porthmadog

Borth-y-Gest - - 78488

View from start of footpath to Garreg Wen. (Cnicht Moelwyn Mawr& Moelwyn Bach in background)

Slate on the beach in Samson's Bay - - 2902131

Slate on the beach in Samson's Bay

Borth-y-Gest - - 4605936

Borth-y-Gest cottages

Sandcastle on Black Rock Sands - - 2903674

Sandcastle on Black Rock Sands


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