Llanbedrog is a small village and community on the Llŷn peninsula of Gwynedd in North Wales. I holidayed here with my family for 14 years as a child and after a break of nearly 15 years we returned for a long weekend in November. We got extremely lucky with the weather, considering it was a Welsh winter, we had 3 days of sunshine and temperatures of nearly 12 degrees celsius!
We stayed in Llanbedrog village center a two minute walk from the beach. Llanbedrog has is a lovely, quiet, sandy beach overlooked by a headland. You can walk up the headland cliff, it’s fringed with pine trees and fields of heather. The steep climb rewards you with amazing views of the beach, sea and coastline. The famous Iron/Tin Man also lives on the top overlooking the view. The headland follows the coast line round all the way to Abersoch. Just by the beach, at the start of the headland path is The Gallery, a place for art exhibitions. It’s well worth checking out before or after a walk.
Nearby to Llanbedrog is the larger town of Pwllheli. There are also plenty of other beaches in the area, we visited the white whistling sands of Porth Oer beach – a favourite place from when we were kids. Porth Ceiriad beach is popular with surfers, it’s idylli, sheltered from the sea breeze and often has good swell/waves. In November it was warm enough for me and Levi to take a swim!
On our way back from our short stay, we stopped at Conwy Castle, a medieval fortification in Conwy, North Wales. The castle’s massive defense walls and gateway are a must see, if driving to Northern England you’ll pass right through Conwy.