Llyn Peninsula

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"Book Preview" Dinas Dinnlle (Fort Belan) Llyn Peninsula

How To Get There


From the north, take the A5 to Bangor, then the A487 through Caernarfon. Just past Llanwnda, turn right at the roundabout onto the A499. About 2 miles further on, take the right turn to Dinas Dinlle.

From the south, take the A470 then the A487 through Porthmadog. Keep on the A487 up to the roundabout at Llanwnda, then turn left on to the A499. Take the right hand turn 2 miles further on for Dinas Dinlle.

Grid Ref SH 250 779



How To Fish


Dinas Dinlle is a typical storm beach regarded by many as one of the best Bass beaches in the UK. Fishing up towards Fort Balen as early as April on a big spring tide with a South Westerly wind coming in will bring the Bass, sometimes plentiful . A bad cast here is often considered the best one, 30 – 40 yrds is ample, you don’t want to over cast the Bass. Lugworm, sometimes tipped with Squid or Razor Fish brings plenty of fish of 1-3lbs. Crab and Sandeel often deliver the better fish.

Fish the other end to the left of the cafe with fish baits and you will find Bullhuss and Rays along with Whiting and Dogfish. Although you will catch fish throughout the day, night time is always the best.

Also caught here are Turbot, delicious on the plate, Cod, Coalies and a much lesser sort after fish from the shore, Tope.






1 Suitable for disabled person.

2 A short walk over light terrain.

3 Lengthy or strenuous walk over medium terrain.

4 Lengthy walk over medium terrain with scramble to fishing platform.

5 Lengthy strenuous walk with scramble to fishing platform.




1 Promenade or pier.

2 Shingle or sand.

3 Boulders or stones and possibly slippery.

4 Comfortable rock platform.

5 Uncomfortable rock platform.




Parking and Walking …..Parking is easy and just a short walk to the beach to fish most places, but a good 35 minute walk is required to fish nearer the Fort. Walking to the Fort is about 1 ½ mile.

Summer Species ………. Bass, Bullhuss, Mackerel, Doggies, Plaice, Whiting, Tope, Turbot.

Winter Species……..…….Codling, Coalies, Pollack, Doggies, Bass, Whiting.

Best Months………………Aug - Dec

Rigs …………………...… 1 hook loose 1/0, 2 hook loose 1/0

Best Baits……….….........Lugworm, rag worm, squid, mackerel, crab



Regarded by many as one of the best Bass beaches in the UK


Access 3 Comfort 2


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