Perched on the edge of Snowdonia, our North Wales holiday cottages have incredible access to both heart-pounding adventure amongst the dramatic mountains of North Wales and pure relaxation on the region's many beaches.
The Llyn Peninsula's popular micro-climate is mainly due to it's awe-inspiring topgraphy; the lofty peaks of Snowdonia protectively border the Llyn, providing shelter for it's many white, sandy stretches. Nowhere else in the Great British Isles can you be reclining beachside and enjoy such epic mountain views!
With the peninsula stretching out to create a natural divide between the Irish Sea and Cardigan Bay, there are a wealth of different beach types to enjoy. From spectacular surf-swells on the south coast to warm, gentle waters at Abersoch there is a beautiful beach for families, groups and even four-legged friends between September-April! Luckily for guests in our holiday cottages, a cornucopia of coves are within easy reach - four of our favourites can be found below...
Possibly the most sought-after stretch of white sand on the Llyn Peninsula, Porthdinllaen is one of three sandy beaches that sits between our North Wales holiday cottages and the iconic Nefyn Golf Club. Only accessible via foot (or boat!) this perfect spot combines gentle lapping waters, an award-winning pub and views all the way along the coast to Anglesey (on a clear day).
Favoured by families and groups of friends throughout the year, there is nothing more enjoyable than sipping on a local tipple, toes wriggled deep into the sand watching the glistening waters flow right up to the surrounding coastline. At certain times of the year visitors can even watch drills from the Porthdinllaen lifeboat station or even spy the occasional dolphin!
Distance from Nature's Point: 10 minutes
Known locally as 'Whistling Sands', an incredible natural phenomenon occurs at Porth O'er that attracts visitors from miles around. Due to the composition of the grains of sand, when pressure is applied in the form of a footstep, the sand emits a high-pitched squeak! One of only two beaches in Europe that can boast this, Porth O'er has plenty more natural attractions to enjoy and is well worth a visit during your trip to the Llyn Peninsula.
A hub of activity in the warmer months, Whistling Sands is home to local surf groups and bodyboarding clubs, as well as a gorgeous cafe that serves tasty snacks and seaside essentials. Stretch out on a picnic blanket, drinking in the far-reaching views of the coastal cliffs and lush-green fields.
Distance from Nature's Point: 30 minutes
Lined with colourful beach huts and sandwiched between Abersoch to the south and Pwlhelli marina to the north, Llanbedrog is blessed with a whole host of incredible viewpoints and coastal vistas.
Edged by a towering cliff at the entrance to the beach, Llanbedrog has become synonymous with the 'Tin Man' that stands guardian over the Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd headland. This outdoor sculpture is found via a scenic woodland trail through Plas Glyn-y-Weddw's mature woodlands and is well worth the steep climb for the views alone!
Distance from Nature's Point: 20 minutes
Offering a four-mile stretch of scenic, white sands and impressive views of the Snowdonia peaks, Harlech Beach sits at the very top of the Llyn Peninsula. Partly protected by the Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve, the grassy dunes are awash with wildlife and the waters are crystal clear. Leatherback turtles even favour select spots along the coastline for feasting on the jellyfish that bob out in the waters.
Around 1km behind the beach, the 13th century Harlech Castle is a feast for the eyes and makes for interesting viewing. Coupled with the far-reaching mountain views and the incredible coastal landscape, this stretch of sand set on Cardigan Bay truly does offer unforgettable views.
Distance from Nature's Point: 55 minutes