Porthdinllaen – picture perfect fishing village

Another morning of mist and driving rain on a strong wind, we stayed in the cottage until an early lunch at Gwesty Ty Newydd pub in Aberdaron. Drove to Morfa Nefyn to the golf course car park, and then went for an afternoon walk to the picture perfect fishing village of Porthdinllaen, which is located on a peninsula about a mile from Morfa Nefyn. Unfortunately, the Ty Coch pub was closed because of the pandemic, but apparently, it was famously voted as one of the top 10 beach bars in the World……a must visit next time.

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Porthdinllaen from the National Trust carpark across the bay

The headland above the village was an iron-age hill fort, and apparently in the early 1800s, Porthdinllaen was a thriving port with a deep-water harbour, and was even considered to be in the running to become the main port on the London to Dublin route to Ireland – in the event, Holyhead on the isle of Anglesey was chosen.

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Porthdinllaen village from the beach

The village is now owned by the National Trust and the 20 or so picturesque fisherman’s cottages are now mainly holiday homes. After exploring the village and walked around to the lifeboat station, we returned to the golf clubhouse for tea and watch the start of the sunset.

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View across to Snowdonia and Yr Eifl

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