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the hairy legged hiker walking in WalesWhere 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 locationMap opens in a new window
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 in sequence

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 !


Lets Go View of the Rivals from Morfa Nefyn beach
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 view. Ignore 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 walk in Porthdinllaen and Nefyn, Lleyn peninsula, north Wales, UK.

Porth Dinllaen from Morfa Nefyn
View north east toward yr Eifl, the rivals, from Morfa Nefyn
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 Porth Dinllaen closer view
Seabirds in the sea off Morfa Nefyn, Porth Dinllaen
 
A closer view of Porth Dinllaen
Boat anchored off Porth Dinllaen   Rock pools and seaweed on the beach at Porth Dinllaen
Power boat anchored off Porth Dinllaen, well no where's perfect
 
But this place is near perfect, rock pools and seaweed on the beach at Porthdinllaen
View from above the harbour of  Porth Dinllaen Nefyn Golf Course
View from above the harbour after the steep climb back up from the beach.
 
Glorious views from Nefyn Golf Course on the return journey
Sian Angharad "sunbathing"
Sian Angharad "sunbathing"

© All pictures copyright Bernard Wellings

 

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