Llanfairfechan sits between the towns of Penmaenmawr to the east and Bangor to the west on the North Wales Coast. It is located in a region of great natural beauty with the Lavan Sands and the Menai Straits to the north west and the Bay of Conwy to the north.
The hills and mountains of Snowdonia National Park including Tal-y-Fan, Foel Lwyd, Drosgyl, Drum, Llwytmor and Bera Mawr form a delightful backdrop to the town with the towering rock of Penmaenmawr mountain to the east.
The Afon Llanfairfechan drains the marsh lands to the south and west before spilling into the Bay of Conwy. Llanfairfechan is an excellent starting point and base for walks through woodlands, mountain scenery, and seaside. Its central position makes it ideal for touring both Snowdonia National Park and the Isle of Anglesey.
A five-minute stroll from the town centre leads to the fabulous Llanfairfechan beach, or take a fifteen-minute walk to the glorious Snowdonia countryside. Indeed a brisk thirty-minute walk and you are in the National Park, Llanfairfechan's back yard, so to speak.
And what a back yard, where you have the opportunity to hike up several of Snowdonia's lesser known mountains or explore a number of prehistoric hut settlements, a druids circle and sites of Stone-Age axe production.
Yes, the beauty of Llanfairfechan is that you can combine your love of the outdoors with many other activities.
If history is your thing then the town has it aplenty. The Dinas Hillfort on the edge of the town was occupied for a thousand years from the time of the Iron Age Celts to the days of Roman Britain.
Walkers will appreciate that within a couple of miles there is the Roman Road, a gateway to fascinating routes through the Snowdonia landscape ….whether you want to walk over the moors to the verdant Conwy Valley or take the Roman Road to the nearby valley of Abergwyngregyn with its fantastic waterfall, one of the wonders of Wales..and its just over the hill!
Anglers will appreciate the great fishing opportunities on the shores of the Menai Strait and the Irish Sea, with the added advantage of having the opportunity of digging their own fishing bait on the seashore at Llanfairfechan beach.
Developed in the late 19th Century as a seaside resort much of the town's Victorian character remains, with original stone built shops in the busy town centre, now a conservation area, and a long spacious promenade.
Llanfairfechan's seafront is not a Blackpool or a Rhyl. There are no helter skelters and bumping car rides. However, there are some of the finest views along the North Wales coast with the Great Orme to the east, Puffin Island and the Isle of Anglesey to the north and the magnificent Menai Straits to the west. Moreover, it is just a short trip to Conwy or Beaumaris for boat trips to view the sea life off the Welsh coast, including seals, dolphins and porpoises and an abundance of sea birds.