Porth Meudwy coastal walk

Walking trail

Enjoy a coastal walk from Aberdaron to Porth Meudwy, a small fishing cove at the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula that was once the embarkation point for pilgrims making the journey to Bardsey Island.

Walk the Wales Coastal Path to Porth Meudwy


Porth Meudwy walking trail


Porth y Swnt car park, Aberdaron


Start your journey by learning more about the Llŷn Peninsula’s unique landscape at Porth y Swnt.

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Porth y Swnt Visitor Centre at Aberdaron


If the tide is low then head through the car park and onto the beach. Follow the beach to its far western point until you see steps leading up to the headland on your left.

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High tide? Head up towards Porth Simddle and join the Wales Coast Path


Climb the steps at the end of the beach, up the headland and turn left onto the Wales Coast Path. Keep your eyes peeled for choughs sweeping in and out of the headland.

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Walk the Wales Coastal Path to Porth Meudwy


Follow the path until you reach another set of steps. Go down the steps into the small fishing cove of Porth Meudwy.

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Visit Porth Meudwy once the embarkation point for pilgrims making the journey to Bardsey Island


Turn right out of Porth Meudwy and follow the track until you reach the road. Turn right and walk past Cwrt, the National Trust rangers’ base. Follow the road for half a mile until you reach a junction.

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Visit Cwrt, the ranger base at Uwchmynydd


Turn right at the junction and continue along the road. When you reach the crossroads, turn right again. Follow the road for half a mile back to Aberdaron.

Head back to Porth y Swnt following the road to your right


Porth y Swnt car park, Aberdaron

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Porth Meudwy coastal walk


Steep steps up the headland and down to Porth Meudwy.
Dog restrictions on Aberdaron beach from 1st April to 30th of September along the length of the pier to the pub.

Porth Meudwy coastal walk

Contact us

By Phone; 01758703810

By Email; porthyswnt@nationaltrust.org.uk

Porth Meudwy coastal walk

How to get here

Porth y Swnt, Henfaes, Aberdaron, Pwllheli, LL53 8BE
By train

The nearest train station is at Pwllheli, 15 miles (21km) from Aberdaron. A bus service runs from here.

By road

From the north: follow the A487 from Caernarfon. After 3.5 miles (5.6km) take second exit at roundabout to join A499. Continue 10 miles (16km) on A499. At roundabout, take second exit signposted B44177. At Nefyn, take second exit at roundabout to continue on B44177. At Pengroeslon turn right to join B4413. Continue 4 miles (6.4km) until you reach Aberdaron. Turn right before you cross the bridge in the village. Pass the centre on your right as you enter the car park. From the south: follow the A497 from Porthmadog through Criccieth to Pwllheli. At the roundabout in Pwllheli take first exit signposted A499. At Llanbedrog turn right onto Ffordd Pedrog / B4413. Continue on B4413 until you reach Aberdaron. Take the first left immediately after the bridge. The visitor centre is on your right as you enter the car park.

SatNav: SatNav postcode: LL53 8BE This postcode will get you to Aberdaron village. The National Trust car park and visitor centre are close to the bridge in the centre of the village. Please note SatNav can be inaccurate on Llŷn's minor roads.

By bus

Regular 17/17B service runs Monday to Saturday from Pwllheli to Aberdaron. Bus drops off at the post office. From here walk 60 yards (55 metres) right towards the centre of the village, bearing right before the bridge towards the car park.The centre will be on your right.

Porth Meudwy coastal walk

Facilities and access

  • National Trust car park
  • Toilets
  • Sisal shop inside Porth y Swnt
  • Local cafés and shops in Aberdaron