Dotted around the Llŷn Peninsula are some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Here are just a few which we think are well worth a visit…pack a lunch, a towel, your flip flops and get exploring!!
Nant Gwrtheyrn is a Welsh language learning centre and it is based around an old village made up of quarrymens’ houses. The beach at Nant Gwrtheyrn is the nearest to Gors-lŵyd. It is a 5 minute drive away or if you were to walk from Gors-lŵyd is would take around 1/2 hour. The road to the Nant is very steep so bear that in mind if you are walking – it will be a tiring walk back! It’s a stunning place to visit as it is surrounded by steep cliffs and the road to the village is amazing – it’s like driving in the Alps! The beach is large, stony and very quiet. There is a car park, cafe and toilets at Nant Gwrtheyrn.
Trefor is a small beach and harbour. It has the amazing backdrop of Yr Eifl and the old Trefor granite quarry. The beach is partially sandy. From the car park there is a lovely circular walk which follows the coast and then through the village.
Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn beach forms a sweeping bay with 2 miles of sand. Popular and excellent for a variety of watersports. There is a small car park and snack bar right by the beach.
The picturesque sheltered beach at Porthdinllaen is now cared for by the National Trust. It is a broad stretch of curving, gently shelving sandy beach. The Lifeboat Station lies at the end of the bay. Why not walk along the beach and have lunch at the Tŷ Coch Inn beachside pub, it serves great food is one of our favourites.
Llanbedrog is between Abersoch and Pwllheli. The beach is quiet and sandy, backed by woodland and lined with brightly painted wooden huts. There is a National Trust car park and there is the excellent Aqua Beach Bar and Restaurant overlooking the beach.
Abersoch beach is flat and well protected. It is a ‘Blue Flag’ awarded beach popular with families and watersports enthusiasts. Its easterly aspect means it faces the mountains of west Wales and St Tudwal’s Islands giving spectacular views. You can take pleasure boat trips from Abersoch to St Tudwal’s to see seals and bottlenose dolphins. There is a car park, cafe and sailing school by the beach.
PORTH NEIGWL (HELL’S MOUTH)
The 4 mile stretch of south-west facing sandy beach makes Porth Neigwl, or Hells Mouth beach very popular. A hot-spot for surfers, the waves can get big – and you need to be a strong swimmer to enjoy the water. Because of its size, the beach rarely becomes crowded.
Porth Ceiriad is 2.5 miles from Abersoch. It is very picturesque. It is south facing, sandy and very sheltered. Popular with surfers as it gets big waves in mid and high tides. Also popular for fishing, body-boarding and walking. There are two car parks at the top of the cliffs and access to the beach is via a long series of steps.
PORTH OER (WHISTLING SANDS)
Porth Oer or Whistling Sands is near to Aberdaron. The beach is crescent-shaped and is backed by grassy cliffs. The beach is sandy and popular for fishing, surfing, body-boarding and walking. The Wales Coastal Path passes very close to the beach. Facilities include a car park, seasonal cafe and toilets.