Ynys Gifftan

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Ynys Gifftan

Ynys Gifftan is an island near the south east shore of Traeth Bach, the Dwyryd estuary near Portmeirion in Gwynedd, north Wales. There is a public footpath to it across the estuary marked on Ordnance Survey maps but has no definable marks that make it obvious; it can be reached on foot at low tide and is 38 metres (125 ft) high.[1] The island has been uninhabited since the mid-1960s and the island's single cottage is in a state of disrepair.[2] It is one of 43 (unbridged) tidal islands which may be reached on foot from the mainland of Great Britain.[3]


  1. ^ "Ynys Gifftan". Geograph British Isles. Geograph British Isles. 2006. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Ynys Gifftan" (PDF). North West Wales Porthmadog (archive). BBC. 24 October 2006.
  3. ^ Caton, Peter (2011). No Boat Required – Exploring Tidal Islands. Matador. ISBN 978-1848767-010.

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Coordinates: 52°54.75′N 4°4.93′W / 52.91250°N 4.08217°W / 52.91250; -4.08217