It's hard to believe that this tucked away,
waterside hamlet could once have been North Wales'
main port to Ireland, if one extra vote hadn't
swayed it Holyhead's way. The beach top community is
home to one of the best situated pubs on the
peninsula and has a golf course on the headland up
Porth Dinllaen also has a lifeboat station and a
small information cabin, which delves into the
history of the place and it's people.
There is limited parking in Morfa Nefyn except
for the National Trust's car park, which is located
just above the beach road. If the tide is high then
you need to go across the golf course to reach Porth
Dinllaen. If the tide is out, there are steps down
from the cliffs in front of the car park to the
beach below. You can easily see if you can make it
around on the beach from the vantage point in the
car park. There are also excellent views from here
of Yr Eifl further up the coast.
When walking down onto the beach, turn left and
follow the beach round. At the first house along the
beach, only at low tide can you get around on the
sand, so if it is mid tide or higher you will need
to walk up the slipway and across the front of the
house onto a path that leads back onto the beach on
the other side. The next section requires you to
walk around the back of the house that is partially
suspended over the water whatever the tide. This
path then leads you onto the beach at Porth Dinllaen.
For a longer circular walk, continue straight
over this beach and in between the houses at the
other end to continue following the path around the
headland. This path isn't very wide and is uneven in
places. It eventually comes out on the lifeboat
beach, from where you need to follow the track up
behind the lifeboat station and then on through the
golf course, either turning back down into the
village on the concrete road or carrying on to the
top of the course and the clubhouse, where the road
then leads from back down to the car park.