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The Llŷn Peninsula has a long maritime heritage, which is obvious at many of the old fishing ports that are scattered around the coastline. Being three sides surrounded by it, the sea has had a big impact on the peninsula and it's people.

Before Pwllheli and other settlements along the south coast boomed with shipbuilding and later on tourism, places like Nefyn on the north coast were as or if not more important ports than those to the south.

In more recent years, the idyllic fishing hamlet of Porth Dinllaen, near Morfa Nefyn was considered as the other option to Holyhead as the main port from North Wales across to Ireland. One vote swung the decision Holyhead's way and Porth Dinllaen has been able to retain it's relative tranquillity.

Many ships have met their end around the coast of Llŷn, with the notorious black-spots of Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) and the Bardsey Sound being some of the most dangerous sailing waters around Britain when it's stormy.

However, it's not all bad! The calm bays of St. Tudwal's Roads, Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn also provide calm havens for boaters and nowadays, water sport enthusiasts.

Due to the lack of major development around the peninsula, some of the wildlife found along the coast of Llŷn is rarely found anywhere else - and what's more there are some excellent vantage points on land and a variety of boat trips to allow you to see it all.

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