Where to go dog walking in Llŷn

Every dog deserves to splash around in the sea once in a while. Here in Llŷn we’ve got a range of walks to please you and your four legged companion. Please always bring a lead with you - you never know if you’ll encounter a wandering sheep or two. And don’t forget your pooper scoopers, use the bins provided or take any waste home with you. Happy dog-walking!

Man throwing stick for dog


Bring your dog for a wintery walk to Porthor, there are no restrictions from 1 October to 31 March. During the summer months (1 April to 30 September) no dogs are allowed on the beach, although they can be taken to the café and sit on the café terrace. You can access the Wales Coast Path in both directions without going on the beach from here. Or walk the rugged coastline above Porthor all year round with your dog.

Dogs with Porthdinllaen in the background


A very popular dog walking spot; start at our car park at Porthdinllaen and follow the path along the beach to the picturesque fishing village. Let your canine companion rest while you sit back and relax while enjoying a drink at the Tŷ Coch Inn. Please note there are restrictions as you enter the beach to the right (towards Nefyn) from April 1st until September 30th. From Tŷ Coch you can continue along the footpath towards the lifeboat station and through the golf course back to the car park. Please keep your dog on a lead as you walk through the golf course- we don’t want to disturb any golfers.

Dog running on the beach at Pennard, Gower, Wales.

Llanbedrog beach 

Bring your canine companion with you to Llanbedrog beach where you can enjoy a mile long walk along the sandy beach. From 1 April - 30 September dogs will need to be kept on a lead until beyond the beach huts. We offer free pooper scoopers from the welcome cabin and all that we ask is that you use the bin provided at the entrance to the car park.

Bluebells at Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula

Plas yn Rhiw 

Due to the densely planted gardens access for dogs is restricted on the Plas yn Rhiw estate. If you’re bringing your pooch along you’ll need to stick to the lower woodland. Start off on the footpath though the field in front of the house; you can follow this path all the way to Fron Deg. For those who want to enjoy a snack from the tea-room; there’s a picnic bench located in the field for you and your dog to relax after your walk. Unfortunately we only allow guide dogs in the upper woodlands, gardens and house.

Dogs playing in the sea in Llyn Peninsula

Porth Meudwy 

Go on a pilgrimage to Porth Meudwy; a small cove at the tip of the Llŷn peninsula that was once the embarkation point for pilgrims making the journey to Bardsey Island. Sit back on the beach as you watch the local fishermen or tourists making their way to Bardsey Island.

Aberdaron beach in the distance, Llŷn Peninsula

Wales Coast Path 

Don’t forget that the Wales Coast Path surrounds Llŷn, which gives you the opportunity to walk that little bit further with your canine companion. Please check your route before heading out in case any restrictions apply.