Whether you own a holiday home in the area or are looking to visit for an adventurous & unique getaway, either as a solo traveller, or to catch up with friends, a couple’s retreat or a family holiday, this guide should help you make the most of your holiday to the Llŷn Peninsula this Easter.
The Llŷn Peninsula is a beautiful and unspoiled part of North Wales, located on the western edge of Snowdonia National Park. With its rugged coastline, stunning beaches, and charming villages, it’s the perfect destination to spend your Easter holidays.
There are also plenty of great accommodation options, from boutique hotels and BnB’s to holiday homes and glamping pods. If you’re looking for something unique & special, head over to our accommodation page and check out our Pritchard Lodge, set in its own dedicated area with private entrance and parking, an outdoor hot tub, landscaped gardens and decking, and sleeping up to 8 people in three spacious and comfortable bedrooms – plus its pet-friendly!
Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or a relaxing break, there’s plenty to see and do on the Llŷn Peninsula. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the best things to do during an Easter holiday on the Llŷn Peninsula.
Visit the village of Abersoch
Abersoch is a picturesque village on the Llŷn Peninsula, famous for its vibrant atmosphere, stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. It’s the perfect place to spend a day during your Easter holiday, whether you’re looking to soak up the sun on the beach or take a walk along the coastal path. Abersoch also has a variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops, making it a great place to explore and relax.
Walk along the Llŷn Coastal Path
Part of the national Wales Coast Path, the Llŷn Coastal Path is a 95-mile walking route that takes you along the entire length of the Llŷn Peninsula. It’s a great way to explore the stunning coastline and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The route is well-signposted and there are plenty of places to stop along the way for a picnic or to take in the scenery.
If you’re looking for a faster way to get around and explore, then we highly recommend either renting an eBike or joining a tour with Discover Llŷn. They even offer a drop-off & collection service from Madryn Castle making things very easy.
Take to the mountains
You’re right next to Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park after all – so if you’re in the mood for something more adventurous, this famous mountainous region is packed full of incredible walking trails, lakes & waterfalls. Whether you want to take on Yr Wdyffa (Mt. Snowdon) or opt for one of her slightly smaller siblings, you’ll have plenty of options to immerse yourself among nature. Be sure to use the information available online to plan your route and find designated car parking.
Explore the historic town of Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a historic town located just a short drive from the Llŷn Peninsula. It’s home to the impressive Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in the 13th century. The town also has a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it a great place to spend a day exploring.
One of our favourite places to eat & drink is the Black Boy Inn, a very traditional Welsh pub!
Visit the National Trust property, Plas yn Rhiw
Plas yn Rhiw is a historic National Trust property located on the Llŷn Peninsula. The property dates back to the 17th century and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodland. It’s a great place to explore and learn about the history of the area.
Take a boat trip to Bardsey Island
Bardsey Island is a small island located off the western coast of the Llŷn Peninsula. It’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for a day trip during your Easter holiday. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including seals and seabirds, and is steeped in history and legend.
Enjoy some water sports
The Llŷn Peninsula is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts, with a variety of activities available, including surfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. There are also plenty of beaches and coves where you can relax and soak up the sun.
There are many shops in Abersoch & Pwllheli that rent water sports equipment and offer lessons, or get in touch with our friends at Discover Llŷn who’ll also drop-off hire paddleboards to your holiday home at Madryn Castle.
Play a round of golf
There are a number of top class courses on the Llŷn Peninsula, offering challenging coastal games set against a magnificent mountainous backdrop. Nefyn Golf Club is only a 10-minute drive from Madryn Castle and the old part of the course out on a headland at Porthdinllaen is quite simply unique.
Abersoch Golf Club is another brilliant course, played alongside the popular Abersoch beach and home to a golf simulator and vibrant Club House, guests of Madryn Castle benefit from a special 20% discount on green fees.
Sample the local cuisine
The Llŷn Peninsula is known for its delicious local cuisine, with plenty of seafood and locally-sourced ingredients on offer. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from, offering everything from traditional Welsh dishes to international cuisine.
We recently visited the newly opened Nwdl in Abersoch, offering fusion Asian cuisine and we loved it! We also recommend The Potted Lobster in Abersoch, The Cliffs in Morfa Nefyn and Whitehall in Pwllheli – plus for the best traditional fried breakfast head to Buffers in Pwllheli.
If you’re staying in self-catered accommodation and looking to stock your fridge, or you want to pick up some produce for a BBQ, try to avoid the big chain supermarkets, and instead support small local producers and suppliers.
One of our favourite farm shops in the area is The Farm Gate, Mynytho only 5 minutes drive from Madryn Castle – they sell everything from fresh seasonal fruit & veg, locally farmed meat & dairy, to local jams & condiments, and freshly baked bread, pies & pastries – plus they serve hot drinks and food, so you can enjoy your morning coffee and bacon bap whilst you shop!
Whatever your reason for visiting, the Llŷn Peninsula is a beautiful and unspoiled part of North Wales, with plenty to see and do during the Easter holidays. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or a relaxing break, there’s something for everyone on the Llŷn Peninsula. From exploring historic towns and mountain trails to sampling the delicious local cuisine, there’s plenty to keep you busy during your stay.
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