Samsons Bay (above) is a small sheltered sandy bay just around the corner from Black Rock sands. It is approximately 600 yards wide and backed by a sea wall of boulders. Behind this is the coastal path and the Porthmadog Golf Course. The sand shelves steeply in places, indicating strong currents so swimming is not advisable.
The next beach along in the direction of Porthmadog, is Carreg Wen (Grid Ref : SH560370), a very similar beach about 300 yards wide, lying between the headlands of Fechan Point and Garreg-goch. The shore is sandy with some small dunes and outcrops of rock. Swimming is not advisable due to currents and weever fish can be a problem at low tide. The nearest parking is at Borth-y-Gest.
Dogs are allowed at all times on both beaches.