A secret beach in Gwynedd has been named among the best in the UK.

With summer just around the corner, The Independent has released a list revealing the UK's top 10 best secret beaches that are a must visit in 2024.

Introducing the list, the news outlet said: "Summer is in sight, with light nights and sunny days tantalisingly close.

"It’s a good time of year to start making a list of beaches you want to visit, especially if you want to avoid fighting for space on the shores with hundreds of others.

The Leader: With summer fast approaching now is a good time to start putting together a list of beaches you want to visit in 2024.With summer fast approaching now is a good time to start putting together a list of beaches you want to visit in 2024. (Image: Getty Images)

"Even though the UK weather is notoriously unpredictable, Brits love nothing more than a beach day.

"Whether you live in the city or countryside, there’s blissful escapism to be found in feeling the sand between your toes and taking a dip in beautiful, bracing waters.

"The summer months are the most attractive time to visit the British coastline, but also the busiest.

"With that in mind, we’ve found some UK beaches a little further off the beaten coast path."

The best secret beaches in the UK

The best secret beaches in the UK to visit in 2024, according to The Independent, are:

  • Man O’War Beach, Dorset
  • Runswick Bay, Yorkshire
  • Embleton Beach, Northumberland
  • Church Doors Cove, Pembrokeshire
  • Lantic Bay, Cornwall
  • Sandwood Bay, Sutherland
  • Porthdinllaen, Gwynedd
  • Cuckmere Haven Beach, East Sussex
  • Aberlady Bay, East Lothian
  • White Park Bay, Northern Ireland

You can see the full list and more details on each of the above secret beaches on The Independent website.

Secret Gwynedd beach among the best in the UK

Porthdinllaen, Gwynedd, has been named among one of the best secret beaches in the UK, by The Independent.

Describing the secret beach, the news outlet said: "Offering sandy, secluded space to play, this Welsh beach is tucked away from the old fishing village by sweeping hills.


"As the cove is sheltered, the water is usually calm, making it a great spot for swimming.

"Bring goggles and be sure to look down: the headland is a popular spot with the local grey seals, and one of the largest seagrass meadows in North Wales hides beneath the water, providing a habitat for many different types of fish."

If you are visiting this secluded North Wales beach and are looking for somewhere to stay, The Independent recommended the Gwesty Ty Newydd (rooms from £150 per night) located right on the beach at Aberdaron, with most rooms offering sea views.