Activities at Ty’n Don are numerous. Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth) is a renowned sandy surfing beach which is also excellent for body boarding, paddleboarding, kayaking and kite surfing plus the all the usual beach activities.
Road cycling throughout the Llyn peninsula is stunning with many cycleways – the quiet roads away from the towns make it an ideal way to explore the area. We will be delighted to supply example GPX route files of various levels of road cycling from hard (eg 85 miles to Mount Snowdon and Llanberis and back) to easy (eg 5 to 10 miles flat country lanes to various local villages).
Mountain biking centres are within an hour drive at Coed y Brenin and Betws y Coed
Abersoch has an historic yacht club and a patrolled sailing beach where all forms of sailing lessons and hire can be undertaken.
Nearby are opportunities for pony trekking and riding.
Pwllheli itself has a well equipped Leisure Centre with a pool, tennis courts, squash courts and many children’s activities in the summer holidays.
The Welsh coastal path which has recently been opened up around the whole peninsula passes through the Ty’n Don Holiday Cottages and local buses make it possible to walk sections of the path without having to drive.
When you follow the Llyn Coastal Path you will enjoy the splendour of the local landscape. You will come across small coves and wide expanses of sand, rugged cliffs, small harbours and wild heath land with abundant wildlife.
Early pilgrims walked these paths before you, enjoying the same rich wildlife.
For the more serious hiker and mountaineers, the beautifully rugged Snowdonia National Park is only a 45 minute drive away.
Activities at Ty’n Don Holiday Cottages are accessible on the stunning Porth Neigwl beach, such as surfing, bodyboarding, walking and chilling!
There are so many lovely beaches in the area – all within approximately half an hour’s drive – Porthor (Whistling Sands) owned by the National Trust – where the sand actually squeaks under your feet, Porth Ceriad – the most scenic beach you can imagine, and another National Trust owned beach necessitating a visit on a sunny day Porth Ysgol , plus the scenic Aberdaron village and beach where locally caught fish can be bought on the day of catch ……
St. Tudwal’s Islands, Half Tide Rocks or Bardsey Island have their large colony of seals which is well worth a visit on one of the pleasure boats which take people out.Ty Coch, Morfa Nefyn (www.tycoch.co.uk) is well worth a visit – it is a lovely walk from Morfa Nefyn golf club down to the beach at Porthdinllaen
Activities at Ty’n Don may include appreciating the wildlife. There are rare Choughs nesting nearby and they can be seen regularly hunting for food on the Porth Neigwl headland which is also dedicated as a Site for Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) – hence we are working closely with the RSPB and Plantlife for the management of the fields in line with best practise for the local flora and fauna.
Abersoch is well known as a boating resort and it hosts many national boating events each year.The village itself, although small, is well supplied with numerous good eating places and shops.
A mile away, the picturesque village of Llangian has a 6th Century Church.
Aberdaron is a quaint little village on the tip of the Llyn Peninsula – approximately 14 miles away. It has a lovely beach, cafes, 2 public houses and a bakery with a thatched roof.
A short distance away is Uwchmynydd – this is the tip of the Peninsula – with stunning views towards Bardsey Island, known as the legendary “Island of 20,000 Saints”, it was said that 3 pilgrimages to Bardsey was equal to one pilgrimage to Rome. The mountains of Wicklow can be seen on a clear day.
Boat trips are available from Porth Meudwy by arrangement including Bardsey Island (weather permitting): www.bardseyboattrips.com
Oriel Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog (art gallery and café) is about a 5 minute drive away from here, they have open air cinema’s during the summer months (weather permitting): www.oriel.org.uk
Another place to visit is Portmeirion (www.portmeirion.wales)- It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust. Llechwedd Slate Caverns (llechwedd.co.uk), Blaenau Ffestiniog has a lot to offer – there is a slate mine, Zipworld (world’s largest zip zone), Bounce Below etc.