Pwllheli

It could be said to be the unofficial capital of the Llyn Peninsula, it is a busy little seaside town teaming with character. There is a weekly market held on ‘Y Maes’ every Wednesday and the town is full of lovely little shops to pick up your souvenirs. There are also larger supermarkets to get all your holiday essentials. Pwllhleli has 2 beaches, one of which, has been awarded the blue flag for clean sand and waters. There is also the lovely promenade that stretches round towards Llanbedrog and beyond.

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Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn

Another couple of close by places are the cute little villages of Nefyn and Morfa nefyn both situated on the north of the llyn peninsula but only a 10 minute drive from ‘Sgybor Wennol’ . they are both best known for there beautiful unspoilt coastline, clear water and sandy beaches. the village its self has a couple of shops and pubs. A must visit is Morfa Nefyn beach, great for water sports and has a fantastic walk. Park up at one end and walk along the beach to the Ty Coch pub to have a half way rest and then walk back along the golf course, with amazing views over the sea.

Look out for seals and dolphins!

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Abersoch

Abersoch is well worth a visit, only a 20 minute drive and your in the busy little village of Abersoch, full of shops, cafes restaurants and pubs. It has golden sandy beaches with beach huts nestled in sand dunes that stretch from one side of the village to the other. With fantastic views to the peak of the Llyn peninsula and Tudwals islands at the end that is owned by Bear Grylls!. There is also hell’s mouth bay, famous for its fantastic surf. Also watch out for the Bottle nose dolphins and porpoise who often visit the bay.

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Beaches

The Lynn peninsula is 25 miles in length and only 8 miles wide so your never far from the sea! Pwllheli has two blue flag beaches. Criccieth also has two beaches with rock pools, crabbing spots and views of the castle, sea and the coast to Harlech. Borth Y Gest has pretty coves and Black Rock sands has lots of sand at low tide. Port Oer or whistling Sands famous for its sand that ‘squeaks’ under foot. Abersoch has sand dunes and beach huts and hells mouth has some serious west coast surf! Porth Ceriad is well worth the walk and Porth Dinllaen has water sports and the fantastic Ty Coch pub on the beach.

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Walking

With over 100 miles of stunning coastlines, there are plenty of walks to be found and with hills of varying sizes with breathtaking views, they are well worth the climb. Maybe try Yr Eifl, on the north coast, carn fadryn, mynydd rhiw or garn boduan, and with the Snowdonian mountain range only roughly 25 miles away, there are walks and mountains to cater for all abilities and schedules.

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Nature and Wildlife

Along side our resident swallows there are buzzards, peregrines, barn owl’s and wood peckers. If you take a visit to ‘the Welsh language and heritage site of Nant Gwrtheyrn’ only a 10 minute drive, there are breath taking views and fantastic walks teaming with nature and wild free roaming goats. The Llyn obviously is surrounded by the sea and so the possibility of sightings of dolphins, seals, porpoise and puffins is quite likely. And as for fishing… you’re spoilt for choice!

The barn is also located near a working farm with cows and sheep so there is a good chance of seeing lambs and calves in the spring time too!

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At a glance local attractions

  • Walking
  • Beaches
  • Golf
  • Castles
  • Wild life
  • Bird watching
  • Sea life watching
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Watersports