Llanbedrog: 7 miles
Drive through Pwllheli and take the Abersoch road. Llanbedrog is a small village off of the main road with the beach well sign posted. Good facilities with a shop, bistro and toilets. The beach is run by the National Trust and parking is free for members. It is a pretty, sheltered sandy bay surrounded by trees with beautiful views. Also visit Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre housed in a magnificent Grade II* Listed Victorian Gothic Mansion.
Abersoch: 9 miles
Abersoch has several sandy, sheltered beaches. One can be reached though the town centre; the other is reached by driving through the town centre and taking a left turning off of the main road down towards the golf club. Both are sign posted from the main road but you will need to keep your eyes peeled. The beaches allow jet-skis and boats in designated areas. The village has a good selection of shops and places to eat.
Cricieth : 3 miles
Turning right out of the farm you will reach Cricieth. There are beaches both sides of the castle. Parking is on the sea front. The beaches are pebbles rather than sand and great for crabbing and rock pooling at low tide. (Crab lines and bacon seem to produce good results!!) Cricieth has many shops and places to eat.
Morfa Bychan – Black Rock Sands: 8 miles
Black Rock Sands, one of the few beaches in Britain where you can step out of the car, straight onto the sands which stretch as far as the eye can see. The surrounding sand dunes are a site of special scientific interest affording spectacular views to the whole of Cardigan Bay. Reach it by turning up past Woolworths in Porthmadog and just keep driving – the road finishes on the beach. Dogs are allowed on some sections. Some facilities near the camp site next to the beach.
Morfa Nefyn: 12 miles
If the weather on the south coast or at the farm is poor then try driving across the peninsular to Morfa Nefyn. The north coast is less sheltered therefore the sea will generally be rougher. The beach at Nefyn is beautiful and sandy. Park below the golf club and walk down the [steep] steps to the beach. It boasts a small cafe, but you could stroll along the beach to the popular Y Ty Coch pub for refreshments. Many smaller sandy beaches can be explored on Llyn e.g. Porthor; Porth Iago and Porth Colmon.