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Llanbedrog Information - Beaches


Llanbedrog - has three beaches

Llanbedrog Beach offers a mile long stretch of sand and is one of the calmest beaches in Wales, sheltered by the huge headland of Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd.

This pet-friendly beach (previously owned by Lenard (Lens) Jones and his family - who sold it at auction in 2006 for approx £170k - purchased NT. In "Lens's" day parking was free or a nominal amount, boat launcing was allowed, indeed Lens could be seen launching and recovering boats with his tractor and ferrying children up and down the beach (pre - health and safety days, when people were allowed to have fun!). The beach huts although rough and ready were as cheap as chips - it was the end of an era when this treasure was sold.

However is now owned and operated by the National Trust, who have spruced things up a bit. There are the same parking facilities above the beach - Car park - £4.00 (unless member) sometime peopled (previously manned!) between 11.00am and 4.00pm, also a pay and display machine (scan your membership card in the machine as they get a donations by doing this or display your membership card or ticket) so don't forget your card for free parking or join the National Trust at the gate.

There is Siop Plas Glyn y Weddw opposite the NT car park entrance that sells drinks, local Welsh Maid ice-cream, snacks, beach "stuff" and arts and crafts. There is also a Cafe at the Oriel Plas Glyn y Wedww - where they breakfast, and tea/coffee and home made cakes, lunch and snacks etc.

Aqua beach bar . restaurant is a licensed beach bar by the beach owned by Keith & Pennie MacMaster and the General Manager Peter Appleton. This has changed from a simple beach bar into something more up-market open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (booking advisable). Enjoy the views from here they are to die for.

There are currently public toilets half way down the beach road on the right (formerly the stables for the horse drawn trams between Pwllheli and Llanbedrog).

Dog Friendly

Llanbedrog Beach

A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper, dog foul bin at the foot of the steps leading up to the NT car park. Free pooper bags and rubbish bags are available from the National Trust Cabin. Please take your rubbsih home or dispose of it at the bins opposite the church by the village green, please do not leave by the dog foul bins.


Llanbedrog Beach    Llanbedrog Bed - Beach Huts 1950's

Left designed by Kaitlyn Harper-Smith (Ysog Llanbedrog) - Right designed by children in Meithrin Llanbedrog

Bookings and queries call this number (all year) – 01758 740561 – Joan Smith

You can rent Beach huts that are owned by the National Trust by the week, or season see rates below:

13th Apr 2018 - New Message from the National Trust:
It is with deep regret that in view of storm Emma taking away the sand on the beach and exposing buried debris on Llanbedrog Beach (which has now been cleared up) the National Trust have decided NOT to put the beach huts on the beach this year - 2018, as there is no SAFE BASE base to position them on. Instead they will stay in the car park. This means that there will also be limited car parking in the car park this year. They apologise for this and would like to add that the beach is now safe.
However, we are grateful to all their efforts and volunteers that have helped to clean up the beach, this dedication would probably not have happened if the beach had been bought by a private individual. Come down and enjoy all our dog friendly beaches Llanbedrog or Carreg-y-Defaid (Llanbedrog) or Quarry Beach / South Llanbedrog Beach / Castellmarch Beach/ The Warren Beach.

27th Mar 2018 - New Message from the National Trust
The Llanbedrog Beach huts were due to be on the beach and available between: Saturday March 31st to Sunday September 23rd - Unfortunately the beach huts are still in the car park along with 300 tons of contaminated sand. The National Trust will be deciding the best way forward for the safety of everyone. In the meantime please be aware of the problem - NO BARE FEET - see signs on the beach and below.
We have reproduced the text here - BUT before everyone dispares it is really not as bad as it sounds - but Healthy and Safety prevails in this day and age. We still use and enjoy the beach and so do our children and dogs - enjoy it as we do, just use common sense:
"DANGER - Please DO NOT walk barefoot on the beach, or allow children to play and dig in the sand. The recent storm has unearthed some historically buried rubbish such as metal and glass. We are carrying out our additional litter licks and using machinery to remove the rubbish, but there is an increased risk of litter, including sharp edges and glass shards on the beach."

Message from Joan Smith (Feb 2018)
The deluxe huts have all been allocated for the season (and there are people on the waiting list). The seasonal huts are now fully booked, Joan can take applications for the waiting list in case anyone drops out once they are asked for payment. They currently have 4 available for the weekly bookings during the school holidays, please book these ASAP (they have very limited availability left for Whitsun and August already) as they will fill up soon as well.

Llanbedrog Beach Huts 2018 rates - see below - NO BEACH HUTS 2018 due to DEBRIS ON THE BEACH:
Available between: Saturday March 31st to Sunday September 23rd
Low Season: Saturday March 31st to Friday June 29th
High Season: Saturday June 30th to Sunday September 23rd

Weekly bookings run from Saturday 11.00am – Friday 4.00pm, which are also the collection times for keys from the kiosk and the car park manning hours.

70 - TRADITIONAL BEACH HUT RATES  No. 1 35 and 58 92 - (Size approx: 7' x 5')
Seasonal Rate
All booked for 2018
£380.00 inc VAT
Weekly Rate (Saturday to Friday)
low season
£  60.00 inc VAT
high season
£  90.00 inc VAT
Daily Rates
low season
£  20.00 inc VAT
high season
£  25.00 inc VAT
22 - DELUXE BEACH HUT RATES No. 36 57 - (Size approx: 8' x 5' hut + 3.5' x 8' balcony!) + 10 in 2018
Seasonal Rate
All booked for 2018
£490.00 inc VAT
Weekly Rate (Saturday to Friday)
low season - N/A in 2018
£  90.00 inc VAT
high season - N/A in 2018
£130.00 inc VAT
Daily Rates
low season - N/A in 2018
£  30.00 inc VAT
high season - N/A in 2018
£  45.00 inc VAT

 

Membership No – 0844 800 1895

There have always been beach huts on this beach starting with tents and now 92 brightly painted wooden ones, see pictures below:

Llanbedrog Beach - with Tents   Llanbedrog Bed - Beach Huts 1950's

Llanbedrog Beach Huts      Llanbedrog Beach Boathouse
Beach huts 2012 (middle ones are the deluxe ones!)

Llanbedrog Beach

Llanbedrog Beach Huts   Llanbedrog Beach Boathouse   Llanbedrog Beach Boathouse
Thanks to Mandy Lowe (Angorfa) for the use for the above three brilliant pictures.
Taken from Llanbedrog Headland April 2012

Llanbedrog Beach Huts      The Galley being built

Our thanks to Kevin Fenton-Herring of the Boathouse for allowing us to use the above two photos
of the beach huts and the Boathouse with the Plas from his web site
both here and on our Llanbedrog sticker.

Llanbedrog Beach Road   Llanbedrog Beach Boathouse   
The road down to Traeth Llanbedrog Beach pre beach bar - Y Galli / The Galley being built years ago

Siop Plas Glyn y Weddw      Aqua beach bar.restaurant

Siop Plas Glyn y Weddw - local Welsh ice-creams and more - Aqua Beach Bar . Restaurant (formerly Y Galli/The Galley

Dog Friendly

Carreg-y-Defaid (Llanbedrog) - 1 mile east of Llanbedrog on the Pwllheli road - where the mussel beds are exposed when the tide is out. A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper.

Carreg-y-Defaid Beach
Tide out

Garreg y Defaid high water
Tide in


Carreg-y-Defaid Coastal Path     Carreg-y-Defaid Coastal Path

New Coastal Path at Carreg-y-Defaid

The Warren Beach / Quarry Beach / South Llanbedrog Beach / Castellmarch Beach (1 mile west Llanbedrog) / Glanymor Ty'n Towyn (reached along Quarry Road from Llanbedrog)- free car park on west side of Llanbedrog headland - lovely sandy popular beach. You can still see some of the old quarry buildings on the headland and the remains of a jetty which was used to ship the stone from the quarry. A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper. The Quarry end of the beach is not private but the part in front of the Warren is a private beach associated with the exclusive Warren (Haulfryn Group) chalet park. Access is also available from the Warren car park, an entrance opposite the Fach Farm chalet park or from the Harbour Beach at low tide.

Dog Friendly

The Warren Beach / Quarry Beach / South Llanbedrog Beach / Castellmarch Beach
A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper.

 

Castellmarch Beach

The Warren Beach / Quarry Beach / South Llanbedrog Beach / Castellmarch Beach - Pre Warren!

Quarry Beach      Quarry Beach
The Warren Beach / Quarry Beach / South Llanbedrog Beach / Castellmarch Beach

Other beaches nearby:

In Pwllheli (4 miles east) - West End and Glandon Beaches, along the old promenade. You can walk to Pwllheli along the beach and coastal paths from Llanbedrog.

In Abersoch:

Abersoch Beach Huts
Abersoch beach huts most private some are available to rent see below

Abersoch Main Beach (2 ½ miles west) - is probably the most popular beach in the area. Its sheltered position makes it ideal for bathers and watersports lovers alike. Its easterly aspect means it faces the mountains of west Wales and St Tudwal's Islands giving spectacular views. The beach is considered to be "safe" with no severe currents or rips in normal conditions. A motor boat exclusion zone provides a secure area for bathers. Speed restrictions are enforced near to the beach marked by a series of yellow buoys. There’s a shop and cafe at the top of the beach. There’s a car park nearby with good access but you will have to pay during the main holiday periods.

Abersoch Beach Hut Hire:
Lavina on 01758-712356 / 712353 or 01492-640440 or
W&G Williams Garage Abersoch – 01758-712410 (Guy John Bennar Williams)

Haulfryn House Beach Huts - 4 huts are available for rent (2.5m x 1.8m) £125 per week (plus £40 key deposit).
Email: enquiry@haulfrynhouse.co.uk
Telephone: 01625 262571

Marchroes end of Abersoch beach Helen Griffiths has a beach hut that she rents out contact her by Email: helen@abersochholidays.co.uk

 

Dog Friendly

Abersoch Main Beach - There is a specific section for dogs, south of the slipway but please remember your pooper scooper.

 

Abersoch Harbour Beach (2 ½ miles west) - is a small area of sand straddling the River Soch - between the outer harbour and the Warren beach. It is often quiet in terms of numbers of people though it is a throughfare for tractors and so can be quite noisy! A large area of sand is exposed at low tide.

Porth Ceiriad, Cilan (3 ½ miles west) - Beautiful beach and often quiet - though becoming busier during the school holidays. Popular with surfers when there are waves. Access through Nant y Big farm - where there is a car park. Steep flight of steps cut into the cliffside provides access to the beach. Potentially dangerous rip tides can occur on this beach.

Dog Friendly

Porth Ceiriad - A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper, dogs are allowed all year round.

 

Abersoch Beach Lifeboat
Abersoch Main Beach
Abersoch Main Beach

Porth Neigwl (4 miles west) or Hell's Mouth as it is also known, is a 4 mile long stretch of sand and stones, exposed to the full force of the Atlantic. It is extremely popular with surfers and seldom gets busy on the beach itself. Its often a good spot to get away from the busier beaches of Abersoch. There is a small parking area a half mile or so from the village of Llanengan - though this gets congested in the summer, especially when there is surf. There are no facilities, though a mobile snack bar is often in the car park in the summer. Bathing is dangerous here, as on any beach that gets surf, with strong undertows and cross currents. The cliffs are also highly unstable and should be avoided. Visitors to the beach usually make sculptures out of the debris washed up onto the beach!

Dog Friendly

Porth Neigwl or Hell's Mouth - A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper, dogs are allowed all year round.

Hells Mouth
Hells Mouth - Sculptures
Hells Mouth - Scultures

 

 

 

 

Aberdaron Beach - with its fine black sand and views over Bardsey and Sea Gull islands, very picturesque. This beach is popular with families and access is easy. There are plenty of facilities close at hand in the village. The beach is south facing, so can also be a good spot for surfers. The water quality here is excellent. Why not try the hostelries and visit the church.

Dog Friendly

Aberdaron Beach - A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper. Dogs are allowed on the part of the beach to the left of the slipway.

 

Aberdaron Church
Aberdaron Village and Beach

Aberdaron Church and Beach

Porth Dinllaen / Morfa Nefyn - another National Trust owned beach with car park. A lovely beach where you can walk to the pub at the end of the beach the Ty Coch (voted the 3rd best beach bar in thw world in 2013!). Also next to the golf course.

Dog Friendly

Porth Dinllaen / Morfa Nefyn - A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper, dogs are allowed all year round.

 

Porth Dinllaen

Whispering Sands - National Trust - No dogs allowed. National Trust car park. A small sandy beach which whispers when you walk through it.  Café on beach with BBQ in summer.

There are also many other interesting beaches and coves on the northern side of the Peninsula. For example Porth Colmon, Traeth Penllech, Nefyn, Porth Iago and Porth Ysgaden:

Porth Colman beach can be reached from the rocky harbour at Porth Colmon or from a footpath from the car park situated about half way along the beach. Normally very quiet. No facilities.

Traeth Penllech is a long beach on the north side of the peninsula and makes you really feel you are away from it all. This pet-friendly beach has masses of sand at low tide but take care not to be cut off on a high tide. There are some very interesting rock formations and rock pools along the beach to the right as you walk down. Another good beach for surfing when the conditions are right.

Dog Friendly

Traeth Penllech - A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper, dogs are allowed all year round.

 

Porth Towyn Beach lies on the Aberdaron - Nefyn road, near Tudweiliog. The sand on this beach also "squeaks" when you tread on it, like its more famous neighbour, Whistling Sands. This pet-friendly beach can also accommodate surfers when the conditions are right. As you’re walking from the car park in a nearby field, you will pass many small coves to the right, accessed down the steep grassy slopes from the coastal path.

Dog Friendly

Porth Towyn Beach - A dog friendly beach but please remember your pooper scooper, dogs are allowed all year round.

 

Porth Nefyn Beach has plenty of sand, a shop, small car park and is also pet-friendly.

See Top 10 beaches on the Llyn Peninsula

 

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