Menai Strait Llyn Peninsula and Meirionnydd Coastal Path

The Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path (Menai Strait, Llyn Peninsula and Meirionnydd section of the All Wales Path) starts from Bangor in the north-east, runs alongside the Menai Strait, the Bay of Caernarfon, around the Llyn Peninsula (the finger of land known as the edge of Wales) and continues south west to the Bay of Cardigan.

Along the way the path climbs several cliff tops, passes rocky coves and wide sandy beaches …remember to pack a swimming costume as the clear blue waters are so inviting.

Be prepared to take some time on the north coast of the Llyn peninsula as Porth Dinllaen is so picturesque you might never want to leave. The beach at Porth Dinllaen however is just the first of many glorious beaches on the Llyn, my favourites being Porth Iago, Porth Oer (Whispering Sands) and Llanbedrog.

From the Llyn Peninsula and its glorious beaches, the path curves around Tremadog Bay and skirts the coastline of Meirionnydd passing Porthmadog, Harlech and Barmouth – another 12 miles (20km) of glorious beaches!

History buffs will be spoilt for choice with three of Europe’s finest medieval castles standing alongside the path (Caernarfon, Harlech and Criccieth), an abundance of ancient churches, prehistoric monuments and picturesque villages