is it? Porthdinllaen and Nefyn, to be more exact Morfa Nefyn, on
the north coast of the Llyn peninsula How long will it take ? The walk is approximately 3 miles
(5km) and can be completed in an hour .........but what's the rush? What's the attraction? : Glorious views, fantastic beach, rock
pools, sea weed, the children will love it. Essentials : A beach towel, ....if the weather is right. Rating : Easy, but some steep steps. Suitable for all the family. Directions : Take the A499 Caernarfon to Clynnog Fawr road then
take the B4417 road to Morfa Nefyn and follow the signs to the
National Trust car park (off Golf Road). There are steps down to the
beach. Car Parking
: Pay and Display parking is available
at the National Trust car park
(off Golf Road) Facilities : Toilets are
available on the sea front at Porthdinllaen. Refreshments are available
at the Ty Coch Inn at Porthdinllaen.
Directions : [ Map
of Morfa Nefyn to Porthdinllaen Walk location ]
From Pwllheli take the A497 then the B4412 to Morfa Nefyn.
From Caernarfon take the A487 to Dinas. Bear right at the junction with
the A499. Take the A499, , bearing right at junction with B4417.
Take the B4417 to Morfa Nefyn.
View some of the highlights of the walk on the youtube
video player. Except for the first two the pics were taken
Scroll down the page for further information and pictures
of this walk.
Most of the walks on this website are quite short, where you can park
the car or leave the train and, weather
permitting, you can spend a few hours walking in Wales without needing
to worry about taking whistles, emergency food supplies or getting lost
on the mountains. And this walk is no exception !
After parking the car make your way to the corner of the Car Park and
take the steps down to Morfa Nefyn Beach. Enjoy the views. To the north
east are the rivals, a range of extinct volcanoes that point toward northern
Gwynedd and to your left the beach sweeps round toward Porth Dinllaen.
Walk toward Porth Dinllaen, if the tide is high there is a path between
the water and the cliff bank. If the tide is low there are rocks to clamber
over, rock pools to explore, and great banks of sea weed to slip on!
Porth Dinllaen itself consists of a cluster of cottages and a pub,
the Ty Coch Inn, why not treat yourself to a beer room with a
the track up the hillside that starts behind the cottages and continue
round the headland to Lifeboat Bay. As well as the Lifeboat there is
a cavern and a small bay to explore where seals and seabirds can be seen
on the rocks.
Find the steps close to the Lifeboat slipway. Climb the steep steps
to the top of the bank and the Nefyn Golf course. The path to the
left will take you back along the cliff top and through the Golf Course
giving you fantastic views to the east and west. Resist the temptation
to have a picnic on the golf greens (unlike my daughter Sian Angharad
and the grand children). The greens keeper was not too pleased !
"Dwi wedi gweithio yma am drideg mlynedd, ac
dwi ddim wedi gweld dim byd tebyg or blaen .... " "I've
worked here for thirty years and I've never seen any thing like it ...... "
The road comes
out near the Club House. Continue along the road to the car park.
Please -- click on the pictures -- for
enlarged pictures of the seaside
in Porthdinllaen and Nefyn, Lleyn peninsula,
north Wales, UK.
View toward Porth Dinllaen from Morfa Nefyn
View north east toward
yr Eifl, the rivals, from Morfa Nefyn
Seabirds in the sea off Morfa
Nefyn, Porth Dinllaen
A closer view of
Power boat anchored off Porth
Dinllaen, well no where's perfect
But this place
is near perfect, rock pools and seaweed on the beach
View from above the harbour after
the steep climb back up from the beach.
Glorious views from
Nefyn Golf Course on the return journey