Porth Oer (Whistling Sands)
There are only two places in Europe where the
sand particles on the beach are the right shape for
it to "squeak" under your feet, and one of those
places is right here, Porth Oer, or as it is more
often called, Whistling Sands.
There is a small shop and cafe on the beach here
which is open during the summer months.
From the National Trust car park walk down the
lane to the beach. Once you get to the beach, walk
to the left and follow the path across the rocks.
The path beyond this point can be rocky near the
sea, and there is a safer path running along the top
of the cliffs, so if you prefer, that is the easier
route to take. (You can get onto this path from the
car park at the beginning, it starts by the
Follow the coast until just after Dinas Bach (the
first, and smaller of two rocks that stick out into
the sea) and follow a path that turns up the hill to
the left. Head for the top of the hill and the
turret, crossing a track as you do so. From the
turret, descend to the track and follow it to the
country lane, which, if you turn left, takes you
back to the car park at the start.