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Walk: Morfa Nefyn & Porth Dinllaen
Map: Lleyn Peninsula West / Pen Llyn Ardal Orllewinol 253
Directions: Head for Nefyn on the A497 and when you reach an island, go straight on into Morfa Nefyn. At the crossroads in the middle of the village, again go straight over and continue until you see the National Trust car park on your right.
Say it!: Porth Dinllaen: porth din-ll*ine
Morfa Nefyn: morva nevin (roll the r)
*place your tongue behind your top teeth and blow either side

 

Porth Dinllaen

 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 behind it.

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.

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