The Lleyn Peninsula

 

Surrounded by over 100 miles of coastline, from rocky inlets to wide sandy beaches, the sea is never far away on the Lleyn Peninsula. There are plenty of hills to explore as well and should you tire of the local ones, then Snowdonia National Park is just a short drive away, with enough to challenge the most intrepid explorer!

There is excellent walking and bird-watching in the immediate area, including walks to the internationally important Celtic fortifications that can be found nearby. The towns of Pwllheli and Porthmadog are within easy reach and there are numerous other local sights and activities to enjoy in this unspoilt corner of Wales.

 

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Beaches

There's a wonderful choice of beaches around the Lleyn Peninsula within easy reach, with long stretches of sand to be found on the southern coast and isolated crags and surfers bays to the north.

Llanbedrog Beach offers a mile long stretch of sand and is one of the calmest beaches in Wales, sheltered by the huge headland of Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd. Owned by the National Trust, you can be sure to find a decent ice cream nearby in summer months!

Nearby Abersoch's main beach is sandy and sheltered, so perfect for families, bathing and water sports.

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Water Sports

There's a great range of water sports available locally, with something suited to every ability.

The sandy main beach at Abersoch is long, sheltered and sandy, so great for bathing or learning to water ski, sail or wake board.

For surfing, try Porth Neigwl Beach, known locally as Hell's Mouth, which often has excellent waves.

Pwllheli is home to a large marina offering access to fantastic sailing waters with Snowdonia providing a spectacular backdrop.

 

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Walking & Wildlife

The surrounding area is fantastic for all kinds of walking, from strolls along the beaches to spectacular clifftop walks or a day spent hiking through the hills.

The Lleyn coastal path a good place to start. Here the Wales Coast Path takes you almost around the Peninsula with stunning views along the way.

There are plenty of hills to explore nearby and should you tire of the local ones, then Snowdonia National Park is within 20 minutes drive, with enough to challenge the most intrepid explorer!

The National Trust Centre at Aberdaron is a great source of information on the surrounding area.

 

The Peninsula is utter bliss for nature lovers, with seals a fairly regular sight for walkers along the coastline and excellent bird watching nearby.

 

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Adventures & Activities

There is heaps of adventure to be had in this part of Wales!

Cycling is a wonderful way to explore the Peninsula and there are routes for all abilities as well as world class mountain biking available just a short drive away in Snowdonia National Park.

Bike hire can be arranged for your stay at the cottages. Please contact us for further details.

There are great events for runners seeking a challenge, from the Welsh 1000's in June each year to the Snowdonia Marathon.

Wales is the home of coasteering, so where better to try it and enjoy an adventurous journey along the coast.

The Lleyn Peninsula offers fantastic climbing opportunities, from scaling the rugged the sea cliffs to exploring quarries or bouldering along the coastline.

 

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Culture

Welsh culture is very much alive on the Lleyn Peninsula and you will hear the Welsh language spoken frequently as you explore the area.

For a touch of history, the castles of Criccieth, Caernarfon and Harlech are well worth a visit, with each sited in unique and impressive locations. 

A little further afield lies Portmeirion, designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village.​

The local area has a fascinating history and is home to internationally important Celtic fortifications, found amongst the hills.

 

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Dining Out

The popular Ty Coch Inn is a traditional pub right on the beach in Porthdinllaen and is well worth a visit. 

Tafarn y Fic is a community owned pub just a short distance away that hosts regular events. 

 

Splash out and visit Michelin starred Plas Bodegroes for some really fabulous fine dining at this country house near the coast. 

 

Dylan's at Criccieth is an excellent, family friendly restaurant in a wonderful Art Deco building by the beach.

 

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Towns

Pwllheli is just a short drive away and has a range of shops and supermarkets along with a regular outdoor market. A water sports hub, home to a large marina and two beaches, it hosts some fantastic events during the summer months.

The harbourside town of Porthmadog offers a good range of facilities as well as a wide range of activities, including fishing, golf, sailing and climbing. Its position on the Glaslyn Estuary attracts some wonderful wildlife and there are both walking and cycling routes that pass through the town.

 
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