Pack up a picnic and get stuck in....
With thousands of picnic spot’s scattered across North Wales, we’re feeling lucky to have some of the most unique and beautiful ones right on the doorstep of our Llyn Peninsula cottages. Whether you are seeking coastal tranquillity and awe-inspiring views or a nice grassy spot to enjoy a picnic with your little ones, there is something for everyone.
While in the region, why not get into true Welsh spirit and pack your hamper with traditional and locally sourced produce? Visit the Rhug Estate Organic Farm to stock up on some of the finest Welsh ingredients which we know you’ll love. For the cheese lovers we recommend trying Snowdonia Green Thunder from the Snowdonia Cheese Company, some Welsh Oatcakes and Welsh Onion Marmalade from Welsh Speciality Foods – what a combination! We also recommend getting your hands on some Bodnant’s Welsh Cakes, baked freshly in store and floured with spice and sugar, these moorish little treats are great finger food which will satisfy that sweet tooth. For the non drivers, we recommend a bottle of organic wine which can also be bought from Rhug Estate Organic Farm, rumoured to provide you with hangover free drinking.
So pack up your picnic basket and savour some local sourced food (and perhaps a cheeky bottle of bubbly!) at one of the regions prettiest spots:
Located just 10 minutes from our Llyn Peninsula retreat, this is a great spot if you have young children who get restless in long car journeys. Views of the unspoilt natural bay, impressive distant mountains and the glistening Irish sea will take your breath away. Sink your toes in the sand and take in the epic scenery while watching the little ones play in the sand (don’t forget the bucket and spade). If you fancy a tipple after your picnic, head to The infamous Ty Coch Inn, which is literally on the beach, and voted one of the best beach bars in the world!
National Trust owned Llanbedrog, is a popular spot for family picnic’s for good reason. This sheltered sandy beach is lined with colourful, seaside huts which sit at the top of the beach (perfect for a picture!). Take in the views of Snowdonia National Park and marvel at the beauty of Cardigan bay, which can be seen cascading across the horizon.
For a more secluded beach experience you can venture to the hidden gem- Porth Ysgo, a short drive from our Llyn Peninsula retreat. From the carpark, follow a path along a stream which leads to this hidden bay. Perfect for a romantic picnic for two, there is even a waterfall which adds to the tranquillity of the location. Look out for dolphins, which have reportedly been sighted leaping through the waves.
Located in nearby Porthmadog, this village is home to a collection of colourful buildings, reminiscent of Italian influence. Crafted by renowned Welsh Architect, Sir Clough William-Ellis, this seaside haven has been crafted using materials from derelict mansions, along with his own creations. The unique architecture and scenery is breath-taking, so it’s worth bringing a picnic so you can sit and take in this fairy-tale setting. When you’ve finished eating we recommend stretching your legs in this ten-hectare woodland, which features an Edwardian wild garden.
Perfect for little ones, Llandudno encompasses all that is a typical British seaside town. Be prepared to feel the warm flood of nostalgia with smells of fish and chips and the handsome Victorian promenade. After enjoying your picnic, spectating a Punch and Judy show is a must-see, these beachside shows have been running for over 150 years and are just as entertaining for adults as for children.