Porth Meudwy

Porth Meudwy is a small cove at the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula that was once the embarkation point for pilgrims making the journey to Bardsey Island. It was said that three pilgrimages to Bardsey equalled one to Rome.

Modern use

Today it still serves as the departure point for your visit to the island and as a small port for the handful of local fishermen who make their living catching crab and lobster in the waters around Aberdaron.

In summer the fishing boats are joined in the cove by traditional sailing boats - built using designs unique to the Llyn - for the annual regatta.

Walk around the headland from Aberdaron to Porth Meudwy
Aberdaron beach in the distance, Llŷn Peninsula
Walk around the headland from Aberdaron to Porth Meudwy

Wildlife and history

Either side of the cove the spectacular Llyn Coastal Path winds its way along the tops of the coastal cliffs offering amazing views in every direction.

A wealth of seabirds, acrobatic chough, bobbing seals and colourful heathland plants as well as an abundance of historical features, such as an abandoned quarry, along this stretch of coastline make for an interesting walk any time of year.

Don’t miss

  1. The sights and sounds (and smells) of the fishermen bringing in their catch

  2. Amazing coastal scenery and the chance to spot wildlife such as chough and dolphins from the coastal path

  3. A taste of local Aberdaron crab bought fresh from one of the shops, pubs or cafés in Aberdaron

  4. A trip to Ynys Enlli, the island of the saints and home to an amazing array of wildlife