At the "Land's End of Wales" is Aberdaron, the most
westerly village on the Llyn Peninsula and indeed
The village is one of the most picturesque on the
peninsula, with it's whitewashed houses backing the beach and
surrounded by green hills. The historic church of St. Hywyn's lies
just above the beach, and was at one time thought to be about to
fall into the sea as the waves were constantly wearing away the
cliffs. Due to this, a new church was built up behind the village,
but St. Hywyn's was preferred and sea defences have now been
installed to protect it.
The village is centred around the confluence of
the Afon Daron and a smaller river (Afon Cyll-y-felin). The two thin
bridges often make access difficult for larger vehicles. The village
centre has two pubs, two cafes and a couple of shops, with a walkway
through the houses on the seafront onto the promenade.
Aberdaron Bay is home to the Gwylan (lit.
Seagull) Islands to the southeast and also Porth Meudwy to the
northwest. Porth Meudwy is a small cove where the boats leave the
mainland to travel over Swnt Enlli (the Bardsey Sound) to
Gallery (click for a