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Coast and Sea

To the holiday maker seeking spectacular scenery and sandy beaches or to the keen wildlife enthusiast, the major attraction of Gwynedd’s coast must be its variety. Sand dunes, tidal flats, salt marsh, rocky coves, and dramatic cliffs can all be found. In fact because of its diversity and pristine beauty much of Gwynedd’s coast has been made into Special Areas of Conservation and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Because of this range of habitats, many rare and beautiful animals can be seen.

Dolphins, porpoises and seals are a familiar sight off the coast, the marine life in areas such as the undisturbed Menai Strait rivals that of coral reefs and the bird life is extremely rich, especially in the summer when sea birds come ashore to breed. Prime areas to see these spectacles are on the islands off the Llŷn Peninsula such as Enlli and the Tudwal Islands.


Spinnies Aberogwen, Tal y Bont, Bangor, LL57 3YH (map)
01248 351 541
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Spinnies Aberogwen


Pwllheli Harbour

Pwllheli, LL53 5YW (map)
01286 679 281
Lon Cob Bach Local Nature Reserve

Harbwr Pwllheli Harbour

Bardsey Island

Aberdaron, LL53 8DE (map)
08458 11 22 33
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Bardsey Island

Ynys Enlli / Bardsey Island

Y Foryd

Llandwrog, Caernarfon, LL54 5UL (map)
Y Foryd Local Nature Reserve

Y Foryd

Harlech Castle

Castle Square, Harlech,  LL46 2YH (map)
Cadw - Harlech Castle

Castell Harlech Castle

Mawddach Trail

Dolgellau / Barmouth, LL40 1SN / LL42 1EU (map)
Mawddach Trail

Abermaw a'r Llwybr Mawddach Trail and Barmouth

Porth Oer

Methlem, Aberdaron (map)

Porth Oer Whistling Sands


Porthdinllaen, Morfa Nefyn, LL53 6DB (map)

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