Experience the local history and heritage of the area with a walk along the weathered coastline of this captivating crescent shaped cove of smooth white sand, enclosed by a steep rock face. The name comes from the whistling sound of footsteps on the dry sand.
Known locally as Ynys Enlli or Isle of 20,000 saints, Bardsey Island offers the visitor the chance to connect with both history and nature. After a 20 minute boat ride you will be strolling through the ruins of the abbey’s 13th century bell tower and along paths once trodden by Christians who sought refuge from persecution in the 5th century, all while enjoying the rugged beauty of the natural fauna and flora.
Guided boat trips to Bardsey are available through the Bardsey Island Trust, Bardsey Boat Trips or Enlli Charter.
Open all year and positioned alongside the popular beach front, this newly built National Trust Information Centre is in the heart of Aberdaron. In addition to ideas and information about local activities, walks and sites of particular interest, it offers a wealth of information on the history and culture through the ages of this unique locality.
Located on the edge of the beach in the village of Aberdaron, St Hywyn’s Church is where pilgrims since medieval times have stopped to prepare themselves before crosting to Bardsey Island. The more interesting features of what is known as the ‘Cathedral of Llyn’ is the Norman West door and a pair of carved stones displayed against the Northeast wall.
From the top of Mynydd Anelog there are amazing views of the Irish Sea and the amazing Llyn Peninsula coastline where ancient flint tools , worked stones have been found on the headlands. Explore the hut circle settlements and house platforms between the summit and the sea.
Freshly baked bread, pies, cakes, pastries and made to order sandwiches are just some of the tempting treats that are available to eat in or take away. This bakery café in the heart of Aberdaron village is open all day, for breakfast, lunch or an amazing afternoon cream tea.
While famous for their crispy battered cod and chips, this popular fish bar in the heart of Aberdaron recently served Prince Charles and Camilla from their extensive menu. Perfect for any appetite their menu is available to eat in or take away.
Whether a novice or an experienced kayaker, qualified coaches are there to help you explore the Welsh coastline with its caves, uninhabited islands and beaches accessible by sea or on foot only as well as view the abundance of wildlife from curious seals to elegant dolphins.
Cycle quiet lanes and off the road tracks to discover quiet coves, whistling beaches and interesting landmarks with magnificent views at your own leisurely pace.