This 14 mile stretch takes in some of the finest coastal sections of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. The main section of the walk is the beautiful (though scarily named) Hell’s Mouth, a massive beach that is best at low tide, when you can really make the most of it.
If you come at high tide, that’s still okay, as there is an inland route, but to get the best out of this journey you should plan ahead, making sure you’re here for low tide. The beach got its name due to the many ships that wrecked here, but it’s a great destination for surfers these days.
At the end of the beach, make your way up to the Cilan Headland; here you should stop for a while to take in the incredible views over the Cardigan Bay. As you continue on, you will soon be able to make out the islands of St Tudwal to the right, before you make the final stretch north to the lovely little harbour town of Abersoch with its fantastic beach.
Rhiw is a small village located on the south west of the Llyn Peninsula. This walk will take you aorund the coastal path or inland if the tide is high.
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The Llŷn (Lleyn) Peninsula, in Gwynedd, is found a little south west from the Isle of Anglesey. It stretches out for about 30 miles from North West Wales into the Irish Sea. It is another of Wales’ Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), meaning it is protected in terms of conservation due to its beautiful, unspoilt coastline.
Visitors to the Isle of Anglesey will find the lovely town of Beaumaris on the east coast, just across the Menai Strait from Penrhyn on the mainland. The town is famous for its castle, Georgian architecture, sea front and pier. It also has many good restaurants, cafes and arts and crafts shops making it the perfect destination for a quiet and relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living.
Criccieth Castle was constructed on the headland between two beaches, meaning it watches over the town from above like a sentinel. Rather a lot of the original structure is still intact, allowing visitors to see an almost complete picture of what the castle would have looked like all those centuries ago, with their imaginations filling in the gaps.
Explore the most Westerly part of North Wales with its many beaches and green rolling countryside. A cottage in the Lleyn Peninsula is the perfect way to explore the area - visit Whistling Sands Beach, the spectacular golf course in Nefyn with its picturesque fishing village, a boat trip to Bardsey Island or spend time in one of the local towns such as Abardaron, Abersoch, Pwllehli or Criccieth.
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A popular area for holiday makers this has something for everyone - beaches, scenery and plenty of things to do.