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A view over a kissing gate with steps descending through grass to the shore, with the sea beyond and the sun low in the sky
Walk the Wales coastal path to Porth Meudwy | © EILIR Adventure

Porth Meudwy coastal walk

Enjoy a circular 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 Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island).

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Porth y Swnt car park, Aberdaron, grid ref: SH172264

Step 1

Start your journey in the car park next to Porth y Swnt visitor centre.

Step 2

Your initial route depends on the tide. If the tide is low, 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. If the tide is high, go to the end of the car park and follow a footpath up to your right, following signs to Porth Simdde. When you're almost at the road, take the Wales Coast Path leading down to your left. Follow this path until it descends to the beach.

Step 3

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 swooping in and out.

Step 4

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

Fishing boats, nets and equipment in the tiny cove at Porth Meudwy, with a path leading down to the shore and continuing up the slope beyond
Visit the cove at Porth Meudwy, once the embarkation point for pilgrims making the journey to Ynys Enlli (Bardsley Island) | © EILIR Adventure

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

End point

Porth y Swnt car park, Aberdaron, grid ref: SH172264

Trail map

Porth Meudwy walk map, Porth y Swnt, Wales
Porth Meudwy walk map, Porth y Swnt, Wales | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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