About Wales Coast Path - Llŷn - Meirionnydd
With the Snowdonia National Park providing a mighty natural backdrop, it is easy to understand why this area is so loved. There are some great walks where you’ll discover small fishing villages, estuaries and miles of sandy beaches.
Please note that distances are one way unless otherwise specified. Where public transport is shown, this means that the
start and finish points are linked (timetable dependent). The use of www.traveline-cymru.info to plan your journey is recommended.
1.NEFYN TO PORTH DINLLAEN (4.5km / 2.75miles)
From the rocky promontory of Porth Dinllaen you can admire views to the east and west along the Llŷn Peninsula’s northern
coast. You have a good chance of seeing seals close to shore.
2. PORTH OER(Whistling Sands) to ABERDARON (15km / 9.25miles)
As you walk toward Aberdaron you will see Bardsey Island, once a destination for pilgrims. According to legend three visits
to Bardsey was equivalent to one visit to Rome. As covered on the BBC programme, Coast, the sands at Porth Oer often
‘whistle’ when you walk on them!
3. CRICCIETH to PORTHMADOG (10.5km / 6.5miles)
Begin your walk in Criccieth where you can explore the wonderful Criccieth Castle before heading south along this
glorious coastline to Porthmadog. Along the way, you’ll find the famous and picturesque Black Rock Sands. (Train or Bus)
4. MORFA HARLECH and MORFA DYFFRYN (17km / 12miles)
These two stunning beaches offer miles of walking opportunities, with plenty of chances for refreshments along the way! You can shorten this walk in several places by catching the Cambrian Coast Railway, which has stations at frequent intervals.
(Train or Bus)
5. BARMOUTH to FAIRBOURNE (6km / 3.75miles)
With spectacular views up the Mawddach Estuary with Cadair Idris looming in the distance, this is an unchallenging walk over
the estuary. It is possible to catch the train back for an even
more leisurely outing. (Train)
6. ABERDOVEY to MACHYNLLETH (19km / 11miles)
Here the coast path takes an inland detour along the River Dovey to the nearest crossing point at Machynlleth. The
spectacular mountain scenery makes an interesting contrast to the coast. (Train or Bus)
A coastal walk should always be a safe and enjoyable experience and you should leave the environment as you found it.
• Stay on the Path and away from cliff edges.
• Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing.
• Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions.
• Always supervise children.
• Remember that mobile signal can be patchy in some coastal destinations.
• If you have restricted mobility, visit:www.walescoastpath.gov.uk for suggestions on suitable walks.
Please follow the Countryside Code:
• Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs.
• Leave gates and property as you find them.
• Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home.
• Keep dogs under close control.