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Llanbedrog, Llyn Peninsula

by Adam Foster on 10th November '13
Llanbedrog beach behind pine trees

Llanbedrog beach from behind some pine trees. Taken while walking up the Headland

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.

Conwy Castle prison tower

Looking up at birds above, from the bottom of Conwy Castle prison tower

Dog walking on Llanbedrog's Headland

My sister Alison waling our dog Levi over Llanbedrog’s Headland

The Iron Man Llanbedrog

This is the new Iron Man, replacing the Tin Man on top of Llanbedrog’s Headland coastal walk

Llanbedrog beach at sunset

Although it was November we had amazing weather. This was the sunset at Llanbedrog beach

Dog on beach

Levi looking out to sea at the idyllic sandy beach of Porth Ceiriad

Dog running on beach from waves

Levi playing in the warm winter sea at Porth Ceiriad Beach

Llanbedrog beach sunset

Sunset at Llanbedrog beach, Llyn peninsula of Gwynedd in North Wales

Pigeons kissing

Pigeons kissing on the walls of Conway Castle, Wales

Dog playing in sea

Levi my best mate drinking sea water

Conwy Castle watchtower turret

One of the watch tower turrets at Conwy Castle, Wales

Llanbedrog beach from headland

Llanbedrog beach taken from headland while walking to Abersoch

Tin Man on Llanbedrog headland

This is the new Tin Man on Llanbedrog headland

Dog playing porth ceiriad beach

Playing at Porth Ceiriad beach in winter with my dog and family. One of my favourite days

Walking Llanbedrog to Abersoch

Another shot on the coastal walk from Llanbedrog to Abersoch, North Wales

Colourful beach huts uk

Colourful beach huts, used on Llanbedrog beach during the summer months

Dog in sea on beach

Levi shaking dry after a swim in the sea

Llanbedrog beach birds sunset

Birds on Llanbedrog beach during sunset. A beautiful place and time to take photos