Porth Iago, Porthor (Whistling Sands), Porth Neigwl, Abersoch, Aberdaron, Nefyn, the famous Ty Coch Inn at Porthdinllaen (third best beach bar in the world) and all the beautiful sandy beaches of the Peninsula are all close at hand with the nearest beach being less than three miles away.
2 miles from site
Porth Iago is an absolutely stunning location. Overlooking a secluded private sandy Bay, Views to die for and a very chilled vibe. The road to it can be, a bit tight but take your time and all is well. Payment via the machine in the farm yard (contact less too). Great coastal path walks in both directions, one to Porthor (Whistling Sands beach) and the other to Porth Ferin beach. Stunning views. Good fishing spot close by.
3 miles from site
Known for its famous ‘Whistling Sands’, this secluded gem of a beach is one of our most perfect beaches in Wales and only 2.5 miles form Glampio Coed. You cannot help but be captivated by its beauty. Explore a great family beach and enjoy a great place to relax.
The English name for Porthor,’Whistling Sands’, is derived from the squeak or whistle emitted by the peculiar shaped sand particles being rubbed together when walked on in warm weather. The sound can be made by stamping or sliding the feet on dry sand.
The break here can be ideal for surfing and bodyboarding in the right conditions. The largest swells usually occur at Porth Neigwl (or Hells Mouth) but when Porth Neigwl is washed out with onshore winds, Porthor can provide some tantalising, sheltered surf.For the lucky few, you’ll find tubular, barrelling waves, great for bodyboarding but care must be taken as there are one or two rocks around under the water
Dogs are not allowed between 1st April and 30th September.
Porthdinllaen (Ty Coch)
9.6 miles from site
Porthdinllaen is a spectacular spot to enjoy a day on the coast with magnificent views, sheltered waters, fine sandy beaches, interesting rock pools, a chance to watch the comings and goings of local fishermen and the Ty Coch Inn on hand to provide refreshments.
The sheltered bay is ideal for boating, kayaking, swimming and snorkelling.
Wildlife abounds here too. The soft cliffs are home to nesting sand martins and cormorants. Oystercatchers and other coastal birds can often be seen. The headland is also a popular spot with the local grey seals and one of the largest seagrass meadows in North Wales hides beneath the water providing a habitat for many different types of fish.
Dogs are allowed at all times
9 miles from site
Porth Neigwl, known to locals as “Hell’s Mouth” is 9 miles form Glampio Coed. It is a south-west-facing, rural beach on the southern side of North Wales’ Llyn Peninsula. The “Hell’s Mouth” label either derives from the physical relief of the bay, which can look like an open mouth, or the fact that this area is thought to have been the scene of as many as 30 shipwrecks over the last 180 years. This gently shelving pebble beach, which stretches for around 4 miles in length, is flanked by craggy headlands. At low tide a wide expanse of sand is revealed. The strong winds here, and often sizeable waves mean swimming can be quite risky, but the bay attracts experienced surfers and kayakers, who come to Porth Neigwl precisely for these sea conditions.
9 miles from site
A sheltered sandy beach with colourful beach huts overlooking Cardigan Bay.
Tourists have been visiting Llanbedrog on the Llŷn Peninsula since Solomon Andrews built a tramway to connect it to Pwllheli in the 1890s. It is still a popular destination today for those that fancy time on the beach, with it being accessible and family friendly with expanses of sand and shallow water, a café and toilets.
There's much more than the beach to discover at Llanbedrog. Whatever the weather you’re sure to enjoy your visit to this beautiful corner of Llyn.
Coastal birds such as oyster catchers and curlew that can be seen probing the expanse of uncovered sand at low tide. Wandering the network of paths that wind their way through the woodland and heathland that cloak the headland is a perfect way to while away an afternoon.
Plenty of fun for families
Llandedrog has shallow water and a sandy beach, ideal for family days at the seaside. Family fun adventure packs can be picked up at the car park; they contain a variety of interesting activities- bug hunting, games, leaf trails and more.
The walk up Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd to the 'tin man' - beautiful heathland landscapes and amazing views over Cardigan Bay
Picking up an adventure pack- fun activities for the whole family
Visiting the nearby Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw- Wales’s oldest art gallery is also one of the most picturesque
Dogs are allowed all year round on this beach. A small sheltered beach, with a woodland backdrop. Car park nearby and a quieter option to the beaches of Abersoch. There ia a licensed cafe on the beach and toilets nearby.
9.7 miles from site
Abersoch main beach is probably the most popular beach in the area. Its sheltered position makes it ideal for bathers and water sports lovers alike.
Its easterly aspect means it faces the mountains of west Wales and St Tudwal's Islands giving spectacular views.
The beach is considered to be "safe" with no severe currents or rips in normal conditions.
A motor boat exclusion zone provides a secure area for bathers.
Speed restrictions are enforced near to the beach marked by a series of yellow buoys.
International sailing events are held from this beach providing a wonderful spectacle.
A large number of yachts are moored in the bay during the summer months.
The beach is also popular with powerboat users and windsurfers.
The prevailing south-westerly wind blows cross-shore here which is ideal for windsurfers. There are no waves for surfers to be found here - rough water conditions occur when the wind blows from an easterly quarter.
Beach huts can be rented by the day or week. Enquire at the beach cafes.
There is an area of this beach where dogs are not allowed between 1st April and 30th September and this runs from SCYC (yacht club) to the Golf Road slipway.
3 miles from site
Aberdaron is a mile long sandy bay at the end of the Llyn Peninsula and lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
There is plenty to explore including sea caves and rock pools, the coast path leads to small beaches in both directions. Windsurfing, kayaking and sailing are popular activities as are boat trips, including summertime trips to Bardsey Island from nearby Porth Meudwy.
A haven for wildlife, Bardsey Island is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Aberdaron has local cafes, restaurants and a sailing club.
The village hosts an annual sailing regatta and coastal heritage is celebrated in the popular Llyn Coastal Festival. Nearby, the National Trust owned Plas yn Rhiw country house dates from the 16th century, the house and gardens offer stunning views across Cardigan Bay. Seaside Award beach. Toilets, shops, cafes and restaurants in the village.
4 miles from site
Penllech beach (Traeth Penllech) is an unspoilt wide sandy beach and at high tide, it all but disappears whilst at low tide you have rock pools to explore.
The beach is unspoilt and not very busy in part due to the lack of facilities, and can be popular with surfers when conditions are right.
You have a choice of parking either set back from the middle of the beach and a short walk to the sea or to head for Porth Colmon (which has a slipway) and walk along the coast back to the beach.
Dogs are allowed at all times.