Llanbedrog beach is situated on the south coast of the Llyn peninsula, between Abersoch beach and Pwllheli beach in Gwynedd, North Wales. Lanbedrog beach is defined by the headland of Mynydd Tir-y-cwmwd and the point at Carreg y Defaid, between which there is a wide expanse of golden sands. The beach is particularly attractive as it sits against a backdrop of mature woodlands, and access to the beach is via a pleasant tree lined gorge. The miles of golden sands and clear waters can make the beach a busy spot in the summertime, and the pastel coloured beach huts are a site to behold.
As with most Welsh beaches Llanbedrog beach has a large tidal range which is great for playing beach games but it has the drawback of making it quite a walk to take a paddle at low tide!
The beach is popular for watersports including windsurfing, kayaking and sailing, and there are several walks from the beach including a pleasant walk to the top of the headland to meet the Tin Man – a local landmark.
One option is to climb the 200 steps that start directly from the sands, but I would recommend option two….. a walk from further back along the gorge which climbs in a more gentle ascent that encircles the headland. It is well worth the effort as there are fine views from the summit of both the mountains of Snowdonia and the beaches of Abersoch. I wouldn’t make the effort for views of the Tin Man alone however ….. its no ‘Angel of the North’.
Facilities on the beach include a Beach Bistro – The Galley - serving meals and al-fresco refreshments, and close by are some historic toilets.
The only fault I can find with Llanbedrog beach is the lack of beach zones, a separate area for dogs and children would surely be a good idea.
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