Things to see and do in Porth y Swnt

Nestled in the heart of Aberdaron, Porth y Swnt is a visitor centre like no other. There’s something for everyone; have a go at kayaking or cycling, bring the kids for fun activities or stroll around the centre at you own pace.

Don’t miss

Lose yourself for an hour or so as you take the audio tour around  Porth y Swnt. Hear  about the people, history, geology and wildlife of Llŷn as you stroll around the centre.

At 8ft high and 8ft wide you can’t miss the Bardsey Island Lighthouse optic.  The giant retired light bulb made its way over the Sound by helicopter. Watch the film and learn more about the history of this striking optic.

Be inspired by the creativity and poetry inside Porth y Swnt. Why not have a chat with our rangers for more ideas of how to make the most of this special corner of Wales.

Children’s activities

Have some fun with the Porth y Swnt scrapbook, find the hidden animals with the UV torch and create your own poetry in the Sea of Words.

Grab a scrapbook and find hidden animals
Porth y Swnt at Aberdaron, Llyn Peninsula

Go on the wildlife safari. Pick up a leaflet from the car park or inside Porth y Swnt before heading off on the coastal footpath. See how many of our ‘big 5’ you can spot.

Join us every Tuesday afternoon during the school holiday for our kids 50 things activities. We’ll be doing all sorts, from mini-beast hunts to kite flying.  Tick them off your 50 things list.

Be adventurous

Make the most of the Welsh coast and have a go at kayaking every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday throughout Whitsun and the summer holidays- or on Saturdays in-between and through September with Llŷn Adventures.

Kayak the coast with Llŷn Adventures
Kayaking at Aberdaron beach, Llyn Peninsula

Out and about

Explore the area on two wheels. Pop into Porth y Swnt for more information on local bike trails, or join us in the summer holidays for guided bike rides.

Stroll across the coastal footpath to the small fishing cove of Porth Meudwy. You might even come across the rarest member of the crow family, the red legged, chough, along the way.

Had enough exploring for the day? Sit back and relax on the beach or at one of Aberdaron’s many pubs, cafes and restaurants.