North Cardigan Bay tourist information & travel guide
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North Cardigan Bay tourist guide
For those seeking some beach relaxation, north Cardigan Bay is worthy of a mention. Its beaches are the most sandy and offer the most space of any in Wales. The seaside resorts and delightful country villages along its length all offer a warm Welsh welcome, while up in the hills there are wonderful walking trails and more beauty spots than you'll ever have time to visit. Again, if you want to sit back and see it all while someone else does the driving, the Cambrian Coast Railway follows the entire bay.
For more spectacular views and dramatic coastline, the Llyn Peninsula - 'Snowdon's arm' - is a slip of land some 24 miles long that juts into the Irish Sea. With mile upon mile of unspoilt sandy beaches, pretty, sheltered coves and plenty of diverse wildlife, it has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for over 50. It has an unusually strong religious heritage and offers the acclaimed Pilgrim's Route along the peninsula with a boat trip to the wildlife haven and National Nature Reserve of Bardsey Island.
Pwllheli, ostensibly the capital of Llyn, is one of the better known, small Welsh seaside resorts. AS well as the two wonderful beaches - the southern promenade Blue Flag beach and the three-mile long Glân-y-môr east beach, the town is noted for one of the busiest markets in Britain, held there every Wednesday since 1355. Over the years it has also become a world-class sailing and watersports destination, and now boasts the largest and most modern marina in Wales, capable of mooring 400 boats. Pwllheli is also famed for being the birthplace of Welsh Poet Albert Evans-Jones.