Grid Reference: SH 664740
Morfa Madryn reserve is reached from Glan y Môr Elias and has been created as a disturbance-free area for birds to feed, rest and breed. The reserve is an important nesting site for lapwing and attracts a good variety of birds all year round, particularly wildfowl and waders, as does the adjoining Traeth Lafan mudflats, which is an area of European importance. In addition,Traeth Lafan, Glan y Môr Elias and Morfa Madryn, together, form a Local Nature Reserve. Near the entrance is a small picnic area and recently planted woodland. There are three bird hides on the reserve, one with excellent views of the high tide oystercatcher roost on the shingle spit at Glan y Môr Elias and the other two with close-up views of the birds on the reserve's pools.
The North Wales Coastal Conservation Partnership publishes a leaflet describing the Coastal Reserves of North Wales between Caernarfon and Conwy, including Morfa Madryn.