GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Porthdinllaen Walk

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy stunning coastal views and delightful coastal villages on this walk on the Llyn Peninsula. There are also fine sandy beaches, interesting rock pools and great views to the mountains of Yr Eifl and Snowdonia to enjoy on this bracing walk.
The walk starts from the car park at the little village of Morfa Nefyn. You then walk along the attractive headland to the fishing village of Porthdinllaen where you will find the well known Ty Coch Inn. The distinctive pub is considered one of the best in Wales with its wonderful views over the Irish Sea to The Rivals.
You continue around the headland passing the lifeboat station and heading through the local golf course before returning to the car park. The area is wonderful for wildlife. Look out for a variety of sea birds including oystercatchers, sand martins and cormorants. Grey seals can also be seen around the coast.

Porthdinllaen Postcode

LL53 6DB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Porthdinllaen OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Porthdinllaen Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Head to the Tŷ Coch Inn for some refreshments after your walk. The excellent pub is one of the best in Wales and was named in the top ten beach bars in the world in a recent survey. It's located next to the beach where you can sit outside and look out for seals in the water. You can find the inn at postcode LL53 6DB for your sat navs.

The beach and coast path are great for dog walking so you're bound to see plenty of other owners with their pets on a fine day. The Tŷ Coch Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the waymarked Llyn Coastal Path and follow it a few miles north to the village of Llithfaen. Here you can enjoy a climb to the wonderful hill fort at Trer Ceiri and the substantial peak of Yr Eifl. There's wonderful views back to the coast and some fascinating history to be found in this area.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station and Porthdinllaen Bay - - 660134

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station and Porthdinllaen Bay

Nefyn, Porthdinllaen - - 55540

Nefyn: Porthdinllaen. Seen from the National Trust car park at Morfa Nefyn – at SH281407. In 1807 Porthdinllaen was preferred to Holyhead as the new departure point for Ireland but the bill for its development was rejected in 1810. In the nineteenth century pigs reared on the Llŷn peninsula were shipped here to Liverpool and salted herrings went to Ireland. Sailing vessels were built at Porthdinllaen

The sheltered beachhead hamlet of Porthdinllaen - - 665081

The sheltered beachhead hamlet of Porthdinllaen The hamlet of Porthdinllaen, once inhabited by fishermen, is sheltered from the prevailing wind by the Trwyn Porthdinllaen headland. If William Madocks' plan for a packet port to Ireland had succeeded the whole of the area around Porthdinllaen Bay would now be urbanised.

Pond at Porthdinllaen Farm - - 664117

Pond at Porthdinllaen Farm

Porth Dinllaen - Ty Coch Inn - - 1190884

Ty Coch Inn. This fine pub, right next to the beach, is a great place for a meal after your exercise

Porth Dinllaen Bay. - - 235177

Porth Dinllaen Bay. Penrhyn Glas and Yr Eifl (The Rivals) in the background.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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