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Walking Aberdaron and Bardsey Island, Llyn Peninsula
Bardsey Boat Trip £30 per adult and £20 per child

This short 2 walks – measuring just a couple of miles – won’t take you all day, but it will leave you with some lasting memories. It mostly consists of walking around the village of Aberdaron, taking in the sights such as the church that dates back to the 12th century, before taking a boat to explore the Holy Isle of Bardsey for a while.

In between those two walks is a boat trip, which makes this journey truly unique. The sailing boat leaves from the hermit’s cove of Porth Meudwy, just outside of the village.

Before deciding on making this trip, however, you need to book the boat befroe hand and should check on the weather conditions the night before. Although the Bardsey Sound only measures four miles in width, it’s a very treacherous stretch of water – the boat won’t leave unless the conditions are spot on. So if you don’t want to be disappointed, plan well in advance.

On the journey across, keep an eye on the waters, as you may be able to see all sorts of coastal life, such as seals, oystercatchers, puffins and even dolphins. When you reach the island, look back towards the mainland – you can see the Llyn Peninsula from a unique point of view.

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Ian Capper

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Ian Capper 


Aberdron is located on the edge of the Llyn Peninsula. This walk is short and includes a boat trip over to the island.  

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