A wonderful beachside pub in an idyllic setting in the village of Porth Dinllaen south of Caernarfon and north of Pwllheli. The Inn nestles in a row of cottages situated on a peninsular in North West Wales. No cars are allowed by the beach - the carpark is up the beach away from the waterside.
The pub serves local real ales in bottles. The view of the bay is spectacular and the sand golden. Indeed you are allowed to take your drink and sit on the beach. The village is protected by the National Trust and therefore its beauty will remain.
Well worth the trip
5 miles north of nearest railway station at Pwllheli
Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen, Gwynedd, North Wales LL53 6DB
Tel 0871 917 0007
Stunningly located between the Eifl and the sea, this deserted quarry village was inaccessible by car until the 1980s, when it was regenerated to provide residential Welsh courses.
Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6PA
Tel: 01758 750334
Traeth Towyn is situated a mile or so from the tiny picturesque hilltop village of Tudweiliog on the Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd. It is a small, sandy stretch of beach surrounded by grassy cliffs with a dirt track leading down to it. Popular in the summer, but virtually deserted in winter - a perfect getaway to be at one with yourself and nature. On clear days, the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland may be seen from the clifftops.
Approximately 1 mile from Tudweiliog by road via Rhoslan. Pwllheli is the nearest town.
You have to make an effort to get to mythical Bardsey, dangling off the tip of Wales's Lleyn Peninsula. It's so remote there are no full-time residents, just a summer-time community of farmers and holiday makers. Visitors stay like hermits in long-abandoned cottages with no running water or electricity, and you have to stand in the sea to pick up a mobile signal.
But you also get rare birdlife, fresh lobsters delivered by local fishermen and the kind of deep, utter peace you're hard pressed to get anywhere else in the UK.
Bardsey is about two miles off the tip of the Lleyn Peninsula in north Wales.
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