Nestled by woodlands on the picturesque Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd, north Wales, is the pretty seaside village of Llanbedrog. This quaint village is a popular seaside resort for holidaymakers. The sandy and sheltered beach at Llanbedrog is managed by the National Trust and this area is perfect for those looking for a quiet and serene self-catering break in a charming part of coastal Wales.
Advice on Cottage Holidays in Llanbedrog
When it comes to finding a place to stay from which to discover some of the best of Gwynedd, choices include coastal cottages, dog friendly cottages and romantic retreats.
Llanbedrog is next to the towering mountains within Snowdonia's National Park, and visiting this National Park on a day trip from the village should definitely be done. The sheer height of Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, will leave you in awe and whether you ascend to its summit or not, even viewing and photographing Snowdon is something you have to do on a trip to Snowdonia National Park from Llanbedrog.
There are plenty of activities that can be done on the beautiful ocean whilst enjoying a cottage holiday at Llanbedrog. Sailing, boating, swimming and diving are some of them, and you can even go pony trekking along the sandy shore. There are also lots of holiday cottages that can be rented in this part of Wales, some of which boast incredible views overlooking the sea. Waking up to the tranquil sound of the waves each morning is soothing, relaxing and perfect for taking your mind off any stresses or worries at home.
Llanbedrog is home to the Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre, which is housed within a Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion overlooking the mountains of Snowdonia and the shores of Cardigan Bay. Interestingly, it is the oldest gallery of its kind in Wales and hosts regular themed exhibitions from incredible artists in a welcoming atmosphere. There are also lots of events and workshops held in the centre, as well as a shop selling art materials and wonderful crafts and a relaxing coffee bar.
Keen walkers will love taking strolls along the coastline and through the stunning pine trees and rocky headland whilst on a cottage break in this part of the country. One of the nearby mountains, the Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd, is well worth the climb to get fantastic views over Llanbedrog, and from 2003 a unique sculpture made of iron and appropriately named ‘Iron Man’ has been in place which should be looked out for.
We trust that you’ve found our hints and tips on what to see and do in this area of Wales helpful and hopefully inspiring. The village does not have its own Tourist Information Centre but Abersoch and Pwllheli close by both have tourist information offices.
Llanbedrog is a beautiful village filled with charm and character, and whether you love nature or the arts, there is something for everyone in this lovely Welsh settlement.
Book a Llanbedrog cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Gwynedd on holiday.