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Llyn Peninsula in a day

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Llyn Peninsula in a day

I'm planning our holiday in North Wales in July and would like to spend a day or two driving along the Llyn Peninsula. Which is the best route to take and the best places to stop?


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Starting on the left working round Llanbedrog - lovely sandy sheltered beach with beach huts and cafe/restaurant on the beach, next door is the village of Abersoch - again another lovely beach pretty busy in summer, Aberdaron with views of Bardsley Island - lovely Welsh seaside village with sandy beach, Hells Mouth where the surfers go (rocky beach), Morfa Nefyn where you walk along the sandy beach to the Ty Coch pub at the end (about 30 min walk) and then Nefyn (another nice beach) - sorry to use the word 'lovely' so many times but it's my favourite stretch of coastline. The area has not changed in the 30 years I've been visiting.

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Following bombshells route, have your first stop in Criccieth for Cadwaladers ice cream, below the castle (follow the crowds)


and also a quick trip around the castle.


As you drop down the hill into Aberdaron,


check whether the little bakers is still in the tin shack on the side of the road. We highly recommend his scones - eat them on the church wall with the sound of the sea. If the church is open it is well worth a look. Then drive through the village, following the road through Uwchmynydd to the end of the road at the old coast guard station. There is great walking along the cliffs round here. We enjoy the walk over the top of Anelog and then along the coast to Porth Oer (Whistling Sands). This has always been one of our favourite beaches. There is a small cafe on the beach.


Go to this page


And download the walks Aberdaron to Mynydd Mawr and Porthor to Mynydd Anelog

Bombshell refers to a walk across the beach at Morfa Nefyn to Ty Coch. Download details of Porth Dinllaen walk from the above web site. This is a very good short walk.

On the far side of Nefyn, continue on the B4417 to Pistyll and St Bueno's church. This was one of the old churches on the pilgrim road to Bardsey.



If you have time drive on to Llithfaen and take the left hand turn at the cross roads in the centre of the village and follow the road to the car park above the 'Deserted Village' of Nant Gwrtheyrn. Park here and walk down the road to the village, This was an old quarrying village which was abandoned about 60 years ago. The houses have been rebuilt and it is now a Welsh Language Centre.

Another alternative is to walk back across the fields from the car park above the deserted village to Pistyll. Go to the previous web site and download the walk Carreg Y Llam

It is also possible to walk from this car park across the rough grassland, over a couple of stiles to pick up the path to the top of Te'r Ceiri with its splendid iron age hillfort. (This is on the top of the peak of the hill on the right.) You go through a gateway in the massive stone walls and then climb up through the remains of the stone hut circles to a viewpoint overlooking the sea and the sweep of coastline towards Caernarfon.


This has probably more than filled a day. The Llyn Peninsula is a lovely area and usually gets good weather. It will be raining further up the peninsula towards Snowdonia but the sun will be shining at Aberdaron.


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Well, I'd have to say that Eleanor and Bombshell have covered the Llyn quite nicely. You say you're just passing through, but Cricieth makes a nice base if you're staying between the Llyn and Snowdonia.

A few other interesting corners are:

Penarth Fawr, 15th Century farmhouse on the very narrow road between Chwilog and A497 east of Pwlhelli


And, in the vicinity:


(for whatever ails you)

Farther along beyond Abersoch . . .


(unless it's a Tuesday!)

Enjoy the ride.

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