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Things to do

The beaches on the Llyn Peninsula are unspoilt, clean and numerous! You may even see the rare chough, along with dolphins and seals. You will find golden sands, and everything from long stretches to secluded coves, all within a few miles of our site.

There is good access; parking and a cafe open in the season at Porthoer [Whistling Sands - yes the sand does whistle!] Dogs are not permitted during the season.

There is a bit more of a walk at stunning Porth Neigwl [Hell's Mouth], Porth Meudwy [Hermit's Cove], Traeth Penllech & a steep climb at Porth Ysgo, (see our newsletter about beach cleans).

There are many others to explore – just ask us for details. There are excellent spots for picnics and sun bathing. There is little or no shelter on many of the beaches and few modern tourist facilities. Tide tables are available locally.

Golfing enthusiasts will find courses at Morfa Nefyn, Pwllheli and Abersoch, all a short drive away.

Sailing: There is excellent sailing all round Cardigan Bay. Many people visit from the marinas at Pwllheli, Porthmadog & Abersoch. Boats can be launched from the beach at Aberdaron and also there is a slipway at Porth Colmon; subject to local authority regulation. New Charter Boat Benlli III, based on Bardsey Island now available for Fishing Trips, Coastal Cruises, Bird, Dolphin and Seal Watching, Sunset Cruises. Day Trips to Bardsey are also available through the Bardsey Island Trust.

Surfing: At Porth Neigwl (Hells Mouth) and Porth Oer (Whistling Sands).

Two of the Llyn Cycle Hub Routes are a short ride away from the site on quiet country lanes.

The market town of Pwllheliis approximately 11 miles away and boasts a new marina for sailing enthusiasts, quad biking, go-karting and splash zone swimming pool. Market days on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Abersoch, a short drive away, with harbour and boat launching facilities, shops and restaurants. Wakestock Festival is held here every year, which is a ‘Mecca’ for surfers. The Jazz Festival is also held yearly.

Aberdaron, 3 miles away, offers boat launching, pubs and café’s.

The deserted village of Nant Gwrtheyrn, which is now home to a Welsh learning centre, visitors are welcome and the view is breathtaking.

Pony trekking at nearby Llanbedrog and Llaniestyn.

Walking: Footpaths criss-cross the area and much of the land is owned by the National Trust. Ordnance Survey maps and books of walks are available in the local shops. There are stunning panoramic views from the hills towards the Wicklow hills of Ireland, Snowdonia and the whole of Cardigan Bay to beyond New Quay on a clear day - at Uwchmynydd, Rhiw, Garn Fadryn, Boduan, Tre'r Ceiri and Yr Eifl. Please follow the country code and remember that farm land and livestock are the livelihood of many local people. Please do not light fires or drop litter and do keep all pets on leads and under control at all times.

Diving: There is a wreck just off the beach at Aberdaron in about 10 metres of water; it is believed to be called the 'Priscilla'. It went down in the 1800's and has a huge resident conger eel named Blinky. Shore diving is mainly sandy and the cliff edges are wonderful. Bardsey is magnificent but requires a lot of experience because of the current speeds. Air fills are available from Tyn Rhos Diving Mynytho and Penrallt Campsite, Tudweilliog.

Fishing: Beach fishing is a popular activity around the Llŷn Peninsula. Sea fishing is also good. Fishing tackle & bait are available locally. Also coarse fishing is available at Bron Eifion in Criccieth.

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