Llŷn is unmistakeable in so many ways. You can’t miss it on the map – it’s that crooked finger of land that points forcefully into the Irish Sea. It also has a distinct identity as a bastion of Celtic history and heritage and stronghold of Welsh culture and language. Then there’s the look of the place – it’s stunning. Llŷn is a protected ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ on the strength of its exceptional coastline of coves, headlands, beaches and bays rich in wildlife. They’re all interlinked by the Llŷn Coastal Path (now part of the all-Wales Coast Path).
> Wales Coast Path (Menai, Llyn and Meirionnydd)
> Llŷn Walks App (Aberdaron Walk, Plas Glyn y Weddw Walk, Llanbedrog)
> Llyn.info Walks in the area
> Edge of Wales, 01758 760 652
> Road Routes
> Cycle Paths
> Cycle Shop - Pwllheli, Llŷn Cycle Centre, 01758 612414
> Cycle Hire - Aberdaron, Edge of Wales, 01758 760652
Attractions and Activities
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Popular – and very fashionable – seaside resort and sailing/watersports centre, with fine beaches and sheltered harbour. Busy programme of sailing events plus Wakestock, Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival (held in July). Busy bistro life too, plus a good choice of accommodation and attractions including pony trekking, boat trips and crafts centre. Abersoch is also a base for six circular walks ranging from under a mile to over nine miles.
Charming little seaside village with superb beach and possibly the most famous – certainly the most photogenic – line of beach huts in Wales. Home to Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, a leading arts centre and gallery. Well located for walking. Also in the area is a shooting school, for beginners and seasoned shooters. Potz Pottery can be found nearby in Mynytho.
Village set in a landscape full of interest. On Yr Eifl mountains there’s Tre’r Ceiri, an astonishingly well-preserved prehistoric village occupied until about 2,000 years ago. Nant Gwrtheyrn, the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, is nearby.
Popular north coast seaside village with harbour, a new Maritime Museum, opened in 2014, and graceful crescent of sand leading to picturesque Porthdinllaen. Its headland golf course is not for the faint hearted – it’s like playing off the deck of an aircraft carrier.
How perfect can you get? Not much more than Porthdinllaen, a much-photographed coastal hamlet with quaint houses and waterfront inn set above a beautiful half-moon of sands. Village and beach are owned by the National Trust - access on foot only.
Llŷn’s ‘capital’ fills many roles - seaside resort with fine blue banner beach, busy market town with art galleries and very popular sailing and watersports centre with one of the best modern marinas in the UK. Hafan Pwllheli gives access to the inviting sailing waters of Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea. See the wildlife – seals, seabirds and dolphins – on coastal cruises. Excellent leisure centre to keep the kids entertained, along with activity-packed Glasfryn Parc. Penarth Fawr medieval house nearby.