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The Llŷn Peninsula. A rural patchwork surrounded by stunning coastline. It’s one of Wales’ best-kept secrets and well-worth uncovering. Perfect if you are a dog owner because there are miles of wonderful coastal path to be covered along with many stunning inland walks. Bear in mind that like Snowdonia, the Lŷnn Peninsula is a rural part of Wales so when you spot livestock on your travels, do keep your four-legged friends on a lead.

And after a walk, there’s nothing better than a visit to a welcoming cafe. Now, not all will accept dogs. So in an effort to make your day out a little simpler, here’s a useful list of dog-friendly cafes to try on the Llŷn Peninsula. It’s a good starter for five!

Caffi Hen Blas, Aberdaron
Dogs are welcome at Caffi Hen Blas. You’ll find a choice of good, home-cooked food available with much of the produce locally sourced. It is located by a lovely stone bridge over the river in the centre of Aberdaron. And with much of the menu available to take-out, you can enjoy it on-the-go or down by the nearby beach.

The Tea Room, Criccieth
This is a haven of homemade food and dog-friendly to boot. With friendly and helpful service and a great choice of cakes, scones, paninis, sandwiches and more, The Team Room is a lovely place to stop off at.

Aqua Beach Bar, Llanbedrog
In the summer season, this busy beach bar is always busy. It’s in a wonderful location with cracking views of the bay. The Aqua Beach Bar is open from 11 am to 10.30 pm for lunch and dinner throughout the season and is fully licenced. Great food, friendly staff and dog-friendly, this is well worth a visit.

Mickey’s Boat Yard & Beach Cafe, Abersoch
Four-legged friends will appreciate the readily available water bowls at Mickey’s Boat Yard and Beach Cafe. It’s a popular venue for both visitors and locals, which is always a good sign! Located almost directly on the beach at Abersoch, you can combine lovely views with great food.

Cadwaladers, Criccieth
Famous for its delicious ice-cream, Cadwaladers in Criccieth is just as well known for its excellent food and drink. This relaxed, dog-friendly cafe is an ideal place in which to unwind – check out the huge window area which offers beautiful views out across the sea. It may surprise you to hear that the original vanilla ice cream recipe from 1927 is still in use today – just one of the fabulous flavours available here.

Read more at where you can also find lists of dog-friendly cafes in Snowdonia and Anglesey.

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