Llanbedrog BeachLlanbedrog, Llŷn Peninsula
Llanbedrog beach, Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales
The iconic, picture-perfect beach at Llanbedrog, with its row of brightly coloured neatly placed beach huts, is one of the calmest and safest beaches in Wales.
This easily accessible mile long beach is perfect for families, or for those wanting a quieter day, as it never gets as busy as the nearby beach in Abersoch. It offers a great day out in the summer, or a great sheltered walk in the winter, with facilities including a cafe, beach bar and toilets and amenities such as a supermarket close by.
The sheltered mile-long stretch of sand at Llanbedrog is one of the calmest beaches in Wales. Managed by the National Trust, it has become one of the most iconic, photographed beaches on the Llŷn Peninsula, with its row of brightly coloured beach huts that form part of the landscape over the summer months. These are available to rent on a daily, weekly or seasonal basis. The huts are hugely popular so make reservations well in advance.
The beach itself is a beach of two halves. You can park in the National Trust car park by the village green and head down to the beach that sits beneath the Mynedd Tir y Cwmwd headland. This end is particularly popular with families and children spend hours entertaining themselves messing about in the small stream that emerges here. The new beach bar, Aqua, is very handy for icecreams and drinks, and there are public toilets a little further up the lane. It is the most easily accessible end of the beach. The rocks beneath the iconic white fisherman’s cottage “Fox Hole” and larger “Boathouse” are brilliant for crabbing and rock pooling. The huge tides mean at certain times of the day the beach forms an expansive sandy playground and a shallow pool, perfect for paddling.
The far end of the beach is the Carreg y Dyfaid headland. This end of beach offers up a different sort of beach day, away from any hustle and bustle. You are slightly further away from the amenities. However, you can have a whole stretch of sand to yourself and it’s a great spot for those wishing to BBQ.
The beach is beneath the headland and great for all ages.
Those requiring assisted access can be driven virtually onto the sand.
Even in rough weather, there is little or no swell so it’s perfect for paddling with little ones.
There are all necessary amenities within a five-minute walk as the village itself is “on” the beach.
It’s very easy to find and easy to park.
It is a good spot to anchor up with a boat.
As the beach is backed by the village itself, all necessary amenities are close by including toilets, showers, car parks, eateries, tourist information and much more.
There is a large National Trust car park in the centre of the village that is open 24 hours. There is free parking for National Trust members. Parking on the road is not recommended as it makes traffic congestion and movement around the village by vehicle difficult.
The walk/track down to the beach from the car park is pretty steep, pushchairs will make it - but do hold tight!
Dog are welcomed with no restrictions. There are a number of bins provided for any mess.
A good beach for those wishing to explore the sea and have a gentle paddle, however, the huge tides mean that it would only really be possible at high tide, unless you wanted a long walk to the water!
A lovely spot to anchor up
At high tide.
A long walk at low tide.
Only at high tide.
There are some good spots beneath the quarry on the headland.
The beach is loaded with wildlife and at low tide, you can see the exposed scallop and mussel beds. As a result, there is some great fishing from the shore at high tide or from the side of a boat. You might be lucky enough to catch a nice bream or a few mackerel. Flounders and rays are often hooked. The best time is either side of high tide at the Carreg y Dyfaid end of the beach.
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