Nefyn is a picturesque coastal town featuring long sweeping sections of golden sand. It’s rocky peninsular that juts out into the Celtic sea, provides a spectacular back drop for such a wonderful seaside location. With the Snowdonia national park just at its flanks and the crystal clear waters of summer at its shores, you can see why it is a favourable holiday destination for many in the UK and beyond.
It is best known for its raw untouched beauty, sandy beaches, clean seas and the touch of Welsh legend that reminiscent of its bountiful past.
Nefyn today is immensely popular as an environmental friendly holiday destinations. You can celebrate traditional holidays in this quaint seaside town which attracts water sports enthusiasts from all over. The majestic views offered by this town of the Yr Eifl Mountains and hillfort of Garn Boduan are purely a visual treat to the eyes of the visitors.
Beaches and coast
Nefyn is home to some of the popular beaches of which have garnered a lot of attention from the visitors.
Situated to the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula, the Morfa Nefyn Beach features two-mile long sweeps of sand that is shielded by a natural harbour and a sheltered bay. The fine beach sand attracts fishermen, water sports enthusiasts and photographers to spend quality time in doing what they love the most. Different conditions are presented at this beach for the kite surfers and windsurfers. There is no dearth of options when it comes to refreshments.
Porth Nefyn is yet another popular beach which is immensely popular for its fine sand. The whitewashed beachside cottages and the sheltered area for sunbathing and swimming render this beach quite popular.
There is a plethora of activities to indulge in while in Nefyn. You can be a part of walks if you wish to take a momentary break from beachside activities. There are numerous mountain ranges waiting to be explored that are challenging yet enchanting.
The scenic path takes you along the mountain slopes as well as the breath-taking coasts. The glorious estuaries and the charming villages that are covered during these walks are truly enthralling.
The availability of canoes and sea kayaks persuade you to explore the splendid coastline of this entrancing little town.
Food and amenities
You do not have to worry about the amenities offered and the delicacies served at the local restaurants while in Nefyn. You would be amazed at how this coastal town has blossomed to become a popular tourist spots with its popular eating hangouts.
There are log cabins near beaches, holiday cottages, and static caravans in picturesque locales serving lip-smacking delicacies to its guests.
The spacious bar and lounge area that offer magnificent views of the surroundings while in Nefyn. Enjoy panoramic views while fine dining by the sea. Ample of parking space, the fine welcome and the spectacular backdrop makes Nefyn a wonderful holiday destination.
Things to do when you stay here
There is so much to indulge in while in Nefyn. It would be a shame to miss out these things while in this quaint, little seaside town.
- Visit the beaches
The golden beaches and the clear sea attract the visitors to enjoy every second that they spend in Nefyn. You would definitely want to swim in the clear waters and surrender yourself to the natural beauty of this beach town while you are here.
- Explore the scenic beauty of the surrounding locales
There are numerous walk tours that you can be a part of if you wish to explore the captivating beauty of Nefyn and its surroundings. You would forever cherish being a part of these tours that show you a different side of this town and offer you a taste of the local life.
- Indulge in local delicacies
Nefyn is home to eateries that have still managed to keep some of their recipes a secret. You would definitely want to indulge in some delicacies while in this town.
- Explore the kiosks at the beaches
If you want to take back souvenirs and handcrafted goods back home, then you must hit the kiosks at the beaches. You will surely come across gems to carry back home.
- Go on cycling tours
Cycling is a great way to spend your holidays in an active mode and to explore the nearby attractions. You can be a part of tours that will take you unexplored paths that you would normally miss while exploring on your own.
- Indulge in water sports
The favourable conditions at the beaches offer numerous opportunities for water sports. You can windsurf, kitesurf, swim and indulge in lot more at Nefyn beaches.
Places to see and do
Nefyn houses some prime attractions that speak volumes about the sheer beauty and the rich past of this enchanting coastal town. Here are some places to explore while in Nefyn.
This maritime museum is home to unique collection of artefacts related to maritime history and heritage of this coastal town. This includes documents, photographs, anchors, model ships, pictures, paintings and artefacts from ship wrecks. This museum also holds a vast collection of postcards and photographs from captains and local sailors.
This coastal watch tower is remnant of the herring fishing industry that flourished in this town during the 19thcentury. Constructed during 1846, a huer would give a cry upon spotting a fleet or herring shoals.
If you want to indulge in wine tours, then Cwrw Llyn is just the right place for you. You can indulge in some local offerings and have a great time with your friends and family.
This hill fort offers mesmerizing views of its surroundings. You can hike to this fort and would never feel like leaving.
This 17thcentury manor house located in North Wales consists of a small house built in Georgian style. It has a captivating garden and several wooded acres of land nearby. This estate overlooks the Llyn Peninsula, the Cardigan Bay and the beach of Porth Neigwl. The construction of this manor house dates back to the 17thcentury. The garden of this estate is the only organic garden featured as National Trust in Wales.
This activity park is set in beautiful woodland and offers adventurous activities for the visitors to indulge in. The Bear Grylls challenge and the Paintball Park are the prime attractions of this park. Located in prime forest, this park has specially designed game zones for offering you ultimate experience.
This golf club is an ideal place for individuals who wish to indulge in something challenging yet so relaxing while in Nefyn. This golf club features a championship layout offerings rich variety of rewards and challenges to golfers.
Places to stay
This hotel is located just two miles away from the district Golf Club and right next to the beach thereby eliminating the need to opt for any transportation. It is home to one of the finest restaurants in Nefyn and features two bars. The lounge bar is open to the non-residents and the second one is the Beer harden which is the most popular spots in this hotel.
This holiday home offers a perfect setting for a great holiday with a fully equipped kitchen and flat screen TV in addition to basic amenities offered. The scenic coastal path is located just 100 meters from this holiday home. This renovated cottage is centrally located with village pubs and restaurants just around the corner.
This luxury bed and breakfast offers you stunning mountain and coastal views. The rooms are beautifully furnished and offer sweeping views of the countryside. With all the amenities in place, you would not want to go anywhere else while in Nefyn.
This homely cottage offers access to a fully equipped kitchen apart from a cosy room. This holiday home is set in a picturesque locale and is set adjacent to prime attractions of this town.
Other accommodation in Nefyn
What we love to do there from a pure Locals perspective
If its the Llyn we are hitting for a camping weekend, then there a few of my favourites I like to do en route..
I like to combine a bit of wild camping normally near or on Dinas Dinlle beach (its en route down when we are driving from Anglesey ) So we stop there for one eve, maybe bet some fish and chips, build a small fire and watch the stars while we bivi camp.
Nefyn for me means water sports, so my goal when I get there is to hit the water and fast! I love that beach and I usually take my Red SUP pump up paddle board for a gentle stroll and some cardio fitness in the bay. If I’m feeling more active after a bit of chill after the drive, I like to go on a walk around the headlands and sea cliffs near the golf course- that is THE most stunning place in Wales- hands down!
Some days I would bring dive kit and or small dingy with outboard, other times juts wetsuits and snorkel. I like to scuba dive the pier but I think they have stopped people doing it now.. more rules (yawn!).
Afternoon picnics followed by beach foraging along the foreshore seems to be the normal protocol, followed by read, nap, sunbathe!
We love cooking on an open fire in the eve, outdoor living and eating is a huge yes for us.. then we roll into our sleeping bags in the dunes and stargaze!
I love to go to the surf shop in Abersoch the next day, its a short drive over for 35 minutes from Nefyn. The surf shop is called West coast surf Its great to pop over to seesee what the latest things are on the shelf as well as gawp over the latest new wetsuits and cool surf clothes they have in..
Drives home are always a downer- but we can go for a quick drive through a secret pass that almost no one knows on the LLyn peninsula at Nant Gwytheryn.. this place will blow your mind. Drive down is breath taking..and also not for those with height issues !
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