Go walking in Aberdaron and shed new light on Llŷn
Discover a walker’s paradise that’s about as far west as you can get on the Welsh mainland. Hidden coves, archaeological treasures, amazing views and rare habitats and species all make Aberdaron an unforgettable stopping point on the Llŷn peninsula.
The coast in Aberdaron is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is of national importance for its wildlife, plants, coastline and topography. Experience a beautiful and unspoilt part of Wales, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a walk.
Your journey starts here
Walking anywhere is good for your health, but in the countryside the benefits are even greater. Put a spring in your step and find our best walks:
- Beach walks at Aberdaron, Porthor, Porth Iago, Porthdinllaen, Morfa Nefyn, to the Ty Coch Inn and RNLI station
- Cliff walks on our dramatic headlands and at Mynydd Mawr
- Mountain walks at Rhiw, Anelog or Tre’r Ceiri, the site of the remains of the Iron Age Hill Fortress, near Nefyn
- A quiet walk and contemplation in the peace of St Hywyn’s Church and its extensive cliffside graveyard
Set off in the footsteps of pilgrims
In the Middle Ages two main pilgrim routes, along the north and south coasts of the Llŷn peninsula, met at Aberdaron. St Hywyn's church is in a striking location at the edge of the beach where pilgrims prepared themselves for the short, but dangerous crossing to Ynys Enlli, the legendary holy island.
Porth y Swnt
Our coastal centre of excellence in Aberdaron, Porth y Swnt, provides you with a gateway to explore the surrounding area.
Go on an extraordinary adventure and get a taste of what this unique peninsula has to offer. It's just the sort of inspiration you need before discovering Llŷn.