Benefitting from a mild micro climate this area of north west Wales is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whilst less crowded than some North Wales beaches there is plenty to see and do for walkers, water sport enthusiasts and families looking for safe areas to spend the day on the beach.
The large house is being converted into a luxury hotel but you can enjoy the many woodland paths, water features and historical follies and modern sculptures. Whether it is to walk the dog or bring the children to play there is plenty to do.
Enjoy the fresh air at this lovely sandy beach on the peninsula north shore, owned by the National Trust and a great starting point for some excellent walking trails.
A village of white painted former fishermen’s cottages perched on the tip of the peninsula with a wide sandy beach and a mecca for walkers wanting to explore this part of the rugged coastline. Take a boat trip to Bardsey Island, famous for its wildlife and rugged coastline.
A vibrant village, seaside resort and beach with plenty to occupy families and water sports enthusiasts. It is also a good base to explore the area whether by car, bike or the many walking trails.
Another great family friendly village with a sandy beach owned by the National Trust. Walk up Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd ( the headland ) to the tin man - beautiful heathland landscapes and amazing views overlooking Cardigan Bay.
This old and bustling market town and its narrow streets offers plenty to explore and is surrounded by a busy harbour and wide sandy beaches, with plenty of opportunities to try traditional Welsh ice cream.
Benefitting from two beaches separated by a headland rising above the town with a medieval castle perched atop this has been an attractive seaside destination since Victorian times. Take a trip to the castle for some great views over Tremadog Bay.
A harbour town rich in history, visit the nearby beach of Blackrock sands and don’t miss the opportunity of a trip on a steam train exploring Snowdonia’s glorious coastlines, mountains, rivers and castles from the harbour station.
Pass of Aber-Glaslyn
Running through a narrow gorge this route offers some great views, enhanced if you stop and walk along the banks of the Glaslyn river as it tumbles over the rocks and maybe catch views of the steam train that follows the same route.
A village on the steam rail line of fine stone buildings and a bridge over the river to explore. Take the short walk to see the resting place of Gelert, the legendary resting place of the 13th century Prince Llewelyn’s faithful hound or just wander the many paths to take in the vistas.