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Aberdaron Beach - Gwynedd

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Aberdaron Beach is set on the picturesque Llyn Heritage Coast and consists of a mile-long strip of pristine sand. The beach is known for being easy to visit as it has disabled access so this is the perfect spot to bring the whole family. The Llyn Heritage Coast area is an AONB, or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which tells you everything you need to know about the scenery here.

This beach sits on the western tip of Llyn and looks out over dramatic seas that are the perfect spot to try a variety of watersports. Due to the strong winds in the area sailing is a popular pastime off Aberdaron Beach and you can also take to the waters to try surfing, kayaking, or windsurfing. Every year you can enjoy the sailing regatta that comes to the seas off Aberdaron and there are a range of boat trips that set off from the surrounding area. If you want to use Aberdaron Beach to explore the wider region, then you can join a fishing expedition or travel from here to nearby Bardsey which is also known as the ‘Isle of 20,000 Saints’.

Back on Aberdaron Beach itself, you will find soft sand that is dotted with large rocks and limpid pools that make a great spot to search for aquatic life. The beach is also enclosed by imposing headlands that mean you are sheltered from most winds. At both ends of Aberdaron Beach you will find mysterious sea caves that you can explore and there are tracks that lead to several smaller beaches off the main strip.

The beach is known as a good family beach, and in addition to disabled access you will also find plenty of car parking options, some shops, and a few cafes scattered around close to the main village. Dogs are also allowed on certain areas of the beach making this a great choice if you want to bring pets.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog restrictions aply. There is a dog exercise area.

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Slipway
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Pwllheli

Postcode

LL53 8BE

OS grid ref.

SH 1740 2623

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag Award