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Visiting Llanbedrog beach

Two people are walking two small dogs along Llanbedrog beach, a wide stretch of sand lined with colourful beach huts with tall, dark green trees directly behind them.
Dog walking at Llanbedrog beach | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Llanbedrog’s sandy beach has been enjoyed by generations since the Victorians first started to visit the area. It has sheltered waters and views over Cardigan Bay. Still popular with families today, it’s the perfect place for you to spend a day on the beach.

Visiting the beach

The gently sloping sands provide a great base for a family day at the seaside. The water provides plenty of room for children to paddle. Colourful beach huts have stood on the beach since Victorian times. The huts and chalets have continued to bring colour and brightness even on a cloudy day.

Wildlife

Coastal birds can be seen probing the expanse of uncovered sand at low tide. Hear their distinctive bird song of oyster catchers and curlew who search for food in the sands.

A variety of insects inhabit the woodland and heathland areas that surround the beach. Take a wander through the network of paths to discover butterflies in flight.

Say hello to the tin man

Climb through the heathland of Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd for a better view of the Llŷn peninsula and Cardigan bay. Stop to visit the tin man sculpture who admires the view here.

A woman and boy look at sea treasure in their hands whilst two other people walk along the tideline in the background
Enjoy a day on the beach at Llanbedrog | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Plenty of fun for families

Family fun adventure packs can be picked up at from the car park. The packs contain a variety of interesting activities including bug hunting, games and leaf trails. You could start ticking off some of the ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’.

A dog leaps in the air to catch a ball on the beach
Dogs are welcome at Llanbedrog | © National Trust Images / Hilary Daniel

Bringing your dog to the beach at Llanbedrog

Your furry family friends are welcome on the beach all year round. During 1 April and 30 September your dog will need to be on a lead in the main beach area. A short walk to the end of the beach huts will give them extra space and more freedom to come off the lead if you wish.

Facilities

Parking is free for members of the National Trust. Please note the pay and display machines accept coins only. You can pay online using PayByPhone. We recommend you download the app before your visit.

There are public toilets (not National Trust).

Stay a little longer

If you have a little longer during your visit why not pop up to the oldest art gallery in Wales. The nearby Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw (not National Trust) sits with elevated views across the bay. Now expanded to include an Art centre, shop and café. A new museum helps to explain how the area became such a popular location for Victorians to visit.

A family of two adults and two children on Llanbedrog beach. The children are looking as their mother reaches out to show them a tiny sea creature that she's holding.

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Find out how to get to Llanbedrog beach, where to park, the things to see and do and more.

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