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BROUGHTON BAY

Broughton Bay. This SW facing beach provides very limited sailing conditions compared to many other beaches in the same region. It is not possible to sail at low tide and at high tide if the sea is rough, sailing becomes very difficult. If the sea is calmer then intermediate sailors might enjoy the challenge, but never sail alone here and always carry flares and spare kit! The main dangers of this beach are powerful waves which, combined with strong tides can create cross-shore movement which is difficult to handle. A popular beach with non-local windsurfers – one such visitor having got into trouble several years ago was adrift for 3 hours before being winched to safety by a Sea King helicopter!

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Getting there: Follow the road to Llanmadoc and continue down the track. Turn right at the small shop / caravan reception. Drive into and park in one of the camping fields

Parking: Payable parking in both fields (closed during summer), you will have to carry your kit 100m over the dunes

Ideal Wind: NW – NE

Accomodation: Caravan Park

Amenities: Shops and toilets during summer months

Water Quality: G

Suitable for: Intermediate in calm seas. Experts only in rough seas

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