Opening times for 29 November 2023
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The shop at Porth y Swnt isn't run by the National Trust.
Dogs on a lead are welcome in the shop and reception area but not in the exhibition.
Electric vehicle charging point
Level car park with gravel, three Blue Badge spaces with tarmac surface (15–20 metres from centre). Accessible toilet in visitor centre.
Accessible route and/or map
Level access to shop
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.
Sat Nav: 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.
The nearest train station is at Pwllheli, 15 miles (21km) from Aberdaron. A bus service runs from here.
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.
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.
An interpretation centre at the heart of Aberdaron, showcasing the special historical, cultural and natural qualities of the Llŷn peninsula.
Kayaking in Aberdaron
Kayaking on the coastline at Aberdaron. Sessions run from Aberdaron every Tuesday and Sunday from 16 July – 10 September.
Nestled in the heart of Aberdaron, Porth y Swnt is a visitor centre like no other. It offers an introduction to the history and culture of Llŷn through audio, videos, sculptures and artwork.
Interested in kayaking sessions? We're offering kayaking sessions that will run from Aberdaron beach. Each session will be tailored dependent on the group and sea conditions on the day. A session costs £30 per person. Payment is made on the day at Porth y Swnt visitor centre located at the entrance to the car park in Aberdaron. Payment can be made using card or cash.
A bright, two-storey apartment in lovely Aberdaron, with a sandy beach on the doorstep and nearby trails for walking and cycling.
Take in the views across Hell’s Mouth Bay from this cottage on the Plas-yn-Rhiw estate.
Located on a hill above the sea, this rustic former gardener’s cottage enjoys stunning bay views.
This exciting interpretation centre, at the heart of the beautiful fishing village of Aberdaron, shines a light on Llŷn’s unique culture, heritage and environment. You can experience Bardsey Island’s retired lighthouse optic up close, follow in the footsteps of pilgrims for a journey across the Sound in the video pod, catch up on what Llŷn’s Rangers are up to and form your reflective thoughts in the Sea of Words.