The Llŷn Peninsula

February 28, 2023
Tim Coysh

The Llŷn Peninsula – A Holiday Destination

On our Coastal Holidays website with regards to the Llŷn Peninsula, you can find holiday rentals and cabins on the Llŷn Peninsula. The Llŷn Peninsula is a stunning location for a holiday in the North of Wales, with wonderful beaches, charming towns, stunning scenery, and its own microclimate all within easy reach of Snowdonia’s mountains.

Find holiday cottages in Criccieth, Abersoch, and holidays in Aberdaron, Pwllheli, and Nefyn, among many other locations all over Llŷn. Or perhaps you prefer a B&B on the Llŷn Peninsula that’s your preferred holiday accommodation of choice.

Sand beaches abounded along the Llŷn Peninsula’s shoreline, including the well-known Whistling Sands beach, which is close to Aberdaron. You can find protected coves, rocky headlands, and expansive bays along the Llŷn Coastal Path, all of which are havens for wildlife from grey seals to nesting puffins, also keep a keen eye out for the wild goats on the Yr Eifl hills, they have been there for thousands of years and have some magnificent horns.

Also known as the Llŷn Peninsula, it is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that reaches out far into the Irish sea from the very northwest of mainland Wales. Because of this, the gulf stream has an effect on its climate, warming both land and sea temperatures.

Morfa Nefyn beach, view of the beach from the cliff

Towns and Villages on the Llŷn Peninsula

The Village of Abersoch

A hamlet located in the Llanengan neighbourhood of Gwynedd, Wales. At the southern end of the A499, on the east-facing south shore of the Llŷn Peninsula, it is a well-known coastal seaside resort with about 800 residents.

Abersoch is well known for its excellent beaches, sailing waterways, and scenic surroundings. It is a popular destination for many tourists, and many of them come back year after year. A very well-liked village seaside resort, particularly with beach lovers and watersports fans, is located on the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales.

The majority of the population speaks Welsh, which only serves to enhance Abersoch’s allure.

Abersoch offers a wide variety of eateries, bars, and stores.

A must-do is taking a boat from Abersoch to St Tudwal’s Islands, where you’ll likely run into the local seal community.

Abersoch is a well-known yachting destination with activities all year long, but summertime events are especially popular. The Abersoch region offers an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, other aquatic sports, and breathtaking walks.


Criccieth is a town and community in the Welsh region of Gwynedd’s Eifionydd region, located on the southern shores of the Llŷn Peninsula. The village is located 17 miles south of Caernarfon, 9 miles east of Pwllheli, and 5 miles west of Porthmadog with a population of around 1800 residents.

Criccieth is fabulously located to enjoy its own beauty and the nearby attractions throughout the Peninsula and in neighbouring Snowdonia. The area is awash with majestic Castles, beautiful walks, spectacular mountains, and even warm sandy beaches.

There are 2 beaches on either side of the Criccieth Castle. They are a mix of sand and pebble – and on the east beach, there’s rock pools to explore at low tide.

Criccieth Castle on the Llyn Peninsula North Coast of Wales UK

Criccieth Castle

Being perched so tall and regally atop a rocky promontory that juts dramatically out into Tremadog Bay, the Welsh castle at Criccieth is a magnificent site to witness. But over time, the site has also generated debate. Regarding which parts of the fortress are from which construction eras, there is a mixture of Welsh and English remains. Was the initial stronghold the inner or outer Bailey? The massive twin-towered gatehouse, the most recognisable and imposing aspect of the fortress, was it constructed by the Welsh or the English? And was the intriguing Engine Tower near the gatehouse built by the Welsh or the English to serve as a potent base of death?

When you are on holiday here, the Criccieth castle is well worth a visit and can’t be missed as it towers over the town of Criccieth.


Pwllheli is the unofficial capital of Llŷn and the perfect base for exploring the wonderful beaches, mountains and sites of the Peninsula.

Pwllheli is the area’s traditional market town and offers a variety of small individual shops and services. Wednesday is market day in Pwllheli and the bustling town plays host to one of the largest open-air markets in the country.

Twnti Seafood Restaurant – This well-known restaurant, housed in a former barn, is known for its superb seafood and its welcoming atmosphere.

Pwllheli Sailing ClubFounded in 1958, an event planner for yachting and dinghy sailing on a national and international level

Abersoch Sailing  – RYA accredited school, provides instruction and hires for adults and children

Bardsey Island Boat –  Take a journey to Bardsey Island to venture beyond the tip of Llŷn. They will take you on a fast, contemporary boat trip along the path taken by the early pilgrims, where you’ll see an amazing variety of seabirds, seals, and porpoises in breathtaking scenery.

Nefyn Golf Club For spectacular golf and views. The course comprises 27 holes, with great views of the sea from every tee; nine holes are played on the world-famous “Point”.






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