The stunning Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The stunning Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Llŷn Peninsula

The stunning Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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Llŷn Peninsula

Sparkling seas, sandy beaches and rugged coastlines

Plas Newydd self catering holiday home is ideally situated to explore the picturesque Llyn peninsula or enjoy the beautiful beaches of Aberdaron and Abersoch.

Tucked away beyond Snowdonia’s craggiest peaks with the Irish Sea on one side and Cardigan Bay on the other, the Llyn peninsula has a distinctive, unspoilt character. The spectacular coast draws walkers, surfers, wakeboarders and sailors, while the ancient pilgrimage site of Bardsey Island, at its tip, is a haven for wildlife.

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, around a quarter of the Llyn peninsula is protected including wild stretches of coast, long extinct volcanic peaks and grassy hillsides dotted with Iron Age forts.

The Llyn peninsula’s family friendly resorts and lovely, laid-back beaches draw most of its visitors, especially in summer. Seaside towns such as Abersoch which is only 10 miles away and Aberdaron, a small fishing village at the end of the Llyn Peninsula and just 3.5 miles from Plas Newydd, have a long history of welcoming visitors from all over the world.

Abersoch

Abersoch with its picturesque harbour is a popular centre for sailing, windsurfing and other watersports. Originally a fishing port, Abersoch is now a tourist centre full of unspoilt charm. Of the many beautiful beaches on the Llyn peninsula, Abersoch's main beach is probably the most popular beach in the area being ideal for bathers and watersports lovers alike - and the is beach considered 'safe' with no strong currents.

Abersoch Beachhuts
Abersoch
Abersochbeach

Bardsey Island

Bardsey Island is around 2 miles over the Bardsey Sound. The island is around 1.5 miles long and, at its widest, just over half a mile across.

Bardsey has been a place of pilgrimage since the early years of Christianity and there are signs of settlements on the island that date from earlier periods. The thirteenth-century Abbey Tower is the most prominent ancient monument on the island although many other structures have been identified, some of which may date back two or three thousand years.

Bardsey is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Both nationally and internationally important for wildlife, Bardsey Island's wide range of special interests includes birds, rare flowering plants, lichens, liverworts and mosses, coastal grassland and heathland, seacliff ledges and marine wildlife. It forms part of several larger sites around the coast and waters of the Llyn Peninsula, recognised internationally for its outstanding wildlife - and in particular their birdlife, seacliff habitats and marine wildlife.

Bardsey welcomes many hundreds of daily visitors during the summer months. Day trips are available from Porth Meudwy and Pwllheli and you should have around 3½ hours to explore the island. www.bardseyboattrips.com

Please note: Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the island.

Bardsey Island
Bardsey Island
Bardsey Island Lighthouse

Porthor

Porthur is famous for its ‘whistling sands’ beach and glistening waters. There is a large national trust car park close to the beach and there is also a picturesque 1 mile long coastal walking that loops back to the car park. 

Porthor Whistling Sands Beach
Porthor Coastal Walk
Porthor Beach

Porth Colmon

Port Colmon boasts a sprawling, 4-mile-long sandy beach between craggy headlands with grassy dunes and a small car park.

Porth Colmon
Porth Colmon
Porth Colmon
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Plas Newydd Luxury Holiday Home in Llŷn Peninsula, Wales

Plas Newydd, Rhoshirwaun, Gwynedd, LL53 8HS

07813 000926