Find out more about Llyn Peninsula
Llyn Peninsula Luxury Holiday Cottages offers the perfect coastal retreat with the sandy beaches and rock pools at Nefyn Bay virtually on your doorstep. Llyn offers a variety of holidays and places to visit, from historic sites, peaceful harbour villages, lively tourist attractions, delightful countryside and stunning beaches. With delightful little fishing villages and white-washed farms and fields, Llyn is a stunning location for a family self catering holiday or romantic weekend break. Whether you prefer to walk or hire bikes, there are over 47 miles of striking Welsh coast waiting to be explored.
The Llyn Peninsula with its beautiful landscape and clear blue seas, offers scope for a whole range of holidays. With tourist attractions to visit, historic places of interest, charming villages and beautiful beaches, you´ll have an experience to treasure whether it´s a magical family break or a romantic couple´s retreat.
A diverse range of fun, educational and entertaining attractions will capture the imagination of every family member. From zoos to castles, dry ski slopes to steam trains, there is plenty to do on the Llyn Peninsula and further afield, to keep the whole family entertained during your holiday in Wales.
Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway in the world, founded in 1832. The railway is regarded as being one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wales. The takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog up into the mountains of Snowdonia.
The historic railway will take you on a journey into the mountains while allowing you to admire the breathtaking views of the tranquil pastures, magnificent forests, lakes and waterfalls. The unique railway is a once in a life time opportunity that is not for the feint hearted as it takes you around horseshoe bends, clinging to the side of the mountain or even tunnelling through it.
Ffestiniog Railway will soon link up with the Welsh Highland Railway. The Welsh Highland Railway offers trips from Caernarfon to Snowdonia but will allow you to take trip directly from Ffestiniog to Caernarfon.
Glasfryn Parc is a great day out for families and friends as there is so much to do. Why not try your hand at Go-karting, Quad biking, Wakeboarding, Ten-pin bowling or even Archery. For the young children and toddlers, there is the fun kids zone which includes a ball pool area and slides and a soft play area for toddlers.
Why not take a look at the Farm Shop where there is an array of award winning cuts of meat including farm-raised Welsh Black Beef, lamb and game, as well as award winning bacon - Cig Moch Pen Llyn. The Farm Shop is an ideal place to buy your produce if you are on a self catering holiday. There is also a fine selection of pork, chicken, delicious homemade ready meals, burgers and sausages as well as local produce, cheeses, fresh vegetables and gluten free food.
The other highlight of the Glasfryn Parc, includes the popular Farmers Market which occurs the first Saturday of every month from 10am – 3pm. Why not come and try and buy some of the fine produce and crafts that the local area has to offer.
Greenwood Forest Park
Located in Gwynedd, Snowdonia. Greenwood Forest Park is a great day out for families as there is rides and activities for all ages. Why not visit the Barefoot Trail and walk barefoot, ride the Moon Karts at Lunar Park, climb the Tree Top Towers, use your problem solving skills to tackle the Crocodile Maze, or even ride the Green Dragon Roller Coaster which is the first the environmentally friendly roller coaster which generates more power than what it uses.
Snowdonia National Park
As well as being known as the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia posses the highest mountain and largest natural lake in Wales. The area of Snowdonia is steeped with great culture and history where villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert have a story tell.
Escape the strains and stresses of everyday life and find peace and relaxation in the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. Mountains, lakes, forests, waterfalls, sandy beaches and dramatic sea cliffs - a whole world of wonders in one area.
Local beaches and water sports
Llyn Peninsula boasts of nearly 100 miles of coastline, which stretch around three sides of the peninsula. The south coast of Llyn is full of beautiful long sandy beaches and calm seas, so it is not surprising that it is often referred to as the Welsh Riviera.
- Nefyn Bay offers crystal clear water and a paddling friendly beach. In the summer on some occasions, waves become big enough for surfing.
- Whistling Sands Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Llyn Peninsula. Maybe one of the reasons it is given its name is due to the fact that when you walk on the sand it makes a squeaking noise under your feet. Whistling Sands is a popular resort for surfers as well as hikers as there is a choice of coastal paths and countryside.
- Abersoch is a popular seaside resort which is set amongst beautiful scenery, a large sandy beach and a pleasant climate. The resort attracts many visitors a year due to the facts there are a lot of watersports and facilities on offer including wake boarding, water skiing and sailing to name a few.
- Pwllheli in Cardigan Bay is put on the map because of the town’s impressive marina which is home to over 400 boats and is one of the biggest boating bases in the Llyn Peninsula. This is an ideal location for people interested in boats or for those wishing to try their hand at sailing.
Below is a list of stunning golf courses within the region of Gwynedd and are only a short distance away from the Llyn Peninsula Holiday Cottages. These golf course truly are spectacular with the views and scenery just as amazing as the golf courses itself.
- Aberdovey Golf Club, Aberdovy, LL35 0RT – 01654 767210
- Abersoch Golf Club, Golf Road, Abersoch, LL53 7EY - 01758 712636
- Bala Golf Club, Penlan, Bala, LL23 7YD - 01678 520359
- Criccieth Golf Club, Ednyfed Hill, Criccieth, LL52 - 01766 522154
- Dolgellau Golf Club, Hengwrt Estate, Pencefn Road, Dolgellau, LL40 2ES - 01341 42260
- Ffestiniog Golf Club, Y Cefn, Ffestiniog, LL41 4LS - 01766 762637
- Nefyn & District, Morfa Nefyn, Pwllheli, LL53 6DA - 01758 720218
- Porthmadog Golf Club, Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, LL49 9UU - 01766 512037
- Pwllheli Golf Club, Golf Road, Pwllheli, LL53 5PS - 01758 701644
- Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech, LL46 2UB - 01766 780361
- Royal Town of Caernarfon Golf Club, Aberforeshore, Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, LL54 5RP - 01286 673783
- St Deiniol Golf Club, Penybryn, Bangor, LL57 1PX - 01248 353098
There are nearby horse riding stables within easy reach of Llyn Peninsula.
Offers trekking and hacking up Gam Fadryn Mountain, through quiet country lanes and beaches whilst experiencing the magnificent views along the way. Suitable for everyone with little or no experience.
Cycling and Hiking
Cycling and Hiking is a wonderful way to explore more than 47 miles of the beautiful Welsh coast. The Peninsula roads are quieter, with less 'through traffic', so it is ideal cycling territory. There is also a pub on the beach directly below Nefyn golf course, which is a great cycle destination.
There are plenty of restaurants, pubs and bars to tempt your taste buds. If you´re eating with the kids try the family friendly Italian restaurants in Abersoch and Pwllheli or if you´re after a romantic candlelit dinner, you´ll discover fabulous seafood and A la carte menus.
Why not try the Ty Coch Inn, Cliffs Inn, Bryn Cynan Inn, Ship Inn or the Lion Hotel. All these pubs offer lovely home cooked food and a warm atmosphere, which is a great result after an action packed day.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Situated near the Historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, the Llechwedd Slate Caverns are just over 40 minutes away from the holiday cottages on the Llyn Peninsula. With subterrean lakes as well as the caverns underground and the mini miners trail this is a great way for youngsters and adults to explore the site and learn about the history of slate mining.