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Morfa Nefyn, LLyn Peninsula

Morfa Nefyn had been on the list of places we needed to visit whilst on our holiday at Gwynfryn Farm, just outside Pwhelli. A number of friends and colleagues had suggested we visit so we put it on the ‘Must Do’ list.  We didn’t know where we were going  or what we were going to find, but we had heard rumour of a golf club we needed to park in. So we set off at about 9.30am in the direction of Nefyn, saw a sign for the golf club and drove into the car park.  The enterprising golf club charges £5 for you to park your car. We pulled up, got out and couldn’t see any sign of a beach. What to do!

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We asked the locals how far the walk was to the beach and they looked at our three girls 3, 2 and 2. Saw we had no buggy and blanched a little.  It’s ‘about’ 15-20 minutes down that path they pointed.  We set off, and to be honest I was quite apprehensive. How good could this beach be.  In typical fashion, one of the girls fell over in the car park, grazed her knee and started crying. The second fell over two minutes later as we started the walk through the golf course. We had about 3 bags each (alright maybe only 1 each) but I very nearly gave up!

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The problem was that I couldn’t even see the beach. I didn’t have anything to aim for. Every corner we turned was just another bit of path.  To be honest, in the end, it really didn’t take that long, it probably took the 20 minutes we were told it would, but I was very relieved when we saw the path leading down to the beach.  We just needed to remember that the car was 20 minutes away when it came to go home. No waiting until the girls were desperate to leave or we would never manage the walk back carrying them (and a bag each!).

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The beach itself is well worth the walk.  It is a lovely clean beach with shells and is perfect sand for castle building.  The sea is calm and perfect for paddling in. Our only issue was we couldn’t find any feathers to act as a flag for the castle Grandad and Grandma built! The girls compromised with a flower.

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What sets this beach apart is the pub (and the fact there is toilets – we do after all have toddlers!).  Sitting right there on the beach is the Ty Coch Inn.  Serving countless types of beer and lager, what looked like great food (we had a picnic in one of the many bags) and really good coffee.

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It was wonderful to watch the girls play in the sea and in the sand, whilst sipping a hot latte in a glass mug and drinking a pint of beer!  They obviously trust the clientele. No chips and plastic glasses here.

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We had a really really good time. It was fabulous weather which definitely helped, but the girls just seemed to love pottering around on the beach.  However at the first sign of this:

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we set off on the walk back to the car. The girls set off singing ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ with Grandma and Grandad and we were actually back to the car in no time.  As we looked back we could even see the beach, it had just been in a different direction to where we were looking.

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Tip:

If we went again we would probably park at the National Trust car park that we spotted on our way back. You can get down to the beach much quicker from there and as the grandparents are National Trust members they could park for free. It is still a long hike across the beach to the pub if you want to get there, but you could easily do Morfa Nefyn without visiting the pub.  If you want to park in this car park turn right when you see this cafe on the road towards the golf club:

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25 Comments

  1. October 1, 2014 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    Wow it looks fab! I’ve always wanted to visit wales, love the accent!

  2. October 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm — Reply

    What a stunning place in the world. So beautiful. The views are killer and I love all the fun filled photos. I bet you all have such a great time making memories together. Looks amazing. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again soon. #sharewithme

    • Mini Travellers
      October 2, 2014 at 9:02 am — Reply

      thanks Jenny we had such a lovely holiday and were so lucky with the weather

  3. Barjerow
    October 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm — Reply

    It really is a lovely place, well worth the walk!

  4. October 4, 2014 at 7:23 am — Reply

    Looks like a great beach to visit. The pub is in a fantastic location too – they must be very busy in summer.

  5. October 4, 2014 at 10:25 am — Reply

    I do love a hidden beach, we have some just like this accessed via a path and fields, I must say when mine were young I stuck to the ones where you park on the beach so well done to you for doing it with little ones. the pint and Late look worth it though! A lovely story and a great adventure, thankyou for sharing with me on country Kids.

  6. October 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    A pub and a beach – now that’s what I call a great combination for a family day out!

  7. October 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    What a beautiful place, it looks so serene and untouched by hoards of people. Definitely a good find (and great tip on the parking too). Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

  8. October 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm — Reply

    What a stunning place, Wales is such a beautiful country, I have been wanting to visit again for a long time. Glad the children managed the walk back again okay, thank goodness for grandparents!xx #PoCoLo

  9. October 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    Oh I miss Wales! Although to be honest, I haven’t been much to north Wales, so definitely need to add this to me list too. Did you manage a trip to Portmeirion while you were there? Now I have been there and it’s FAB!

    Looks like you guys had the best time. Great pictures, I especially love the Baileys coffee on the beach!

    Heledd

    http://www.runninginlavender.com

    #CountryKids

  10. October 7, 2014 at 9:21 am — Reply

    What a lovely beach that looks like. i love those sand castles. Shame about the long trek to get to the beach, but the best things you often have to work the hardest for.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  11. October 7, 2014 at 11:39 am — Reply

    Awww this place looks pretty awesome and that weather! #letkidsbekids

  12. October 7, 2014 at 11:59 am — Reply

    I’ll be honest – I’m not a great beach fan, but that does look like a good one as beaches go, and I could always retreat to the pub…

  13. October 11, 2014 at 10:26 pm — Reply

    Wow, that is a rather epic trip down to what looks like a fabulous beach. The pub looks quite old and I have images of smugglers quoffing their ale there.

    NIpping over from Country Kids.

  14. July 16, 2015 at 11:27 am — Reply

    Oh great post – I love this place! I’ve been travelling to the Lleyn from South Wales since I was 3 months old and have now taken my toddler twins there twice – first as babies and recently, old enough to enjoy building sand castles while mummy and daddy enjoy a pint of cider! Was just about to write about the National Trust car park but spotted that you’ve added it as a tip on the end.
    Looks like you had a lot of fun in the end!
    Nia 🙂

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