Point of Ayr circular walk, Flintshire
Children can get close to nature on this walk...
Spend quality family time together on this rockpool and beach walk
Starting out at Nefyn Maritime Museum (a fascinating collection of seafaring artefacts that’s well worth a visit), the walks follows the coastline to the timeless fishing village of Porthdinllaen. As you travel towards Penrhyn Nefyn, take a seat on one of the benches and enjoy the views over the Irish Sea. On a clear day, you can watch the ferries and freighters sailing into the port of Holyhead on Anglesey. Look north along the coast and you can see the former quarries at Carreg y Llam, near Nant Gwrtheryn Welsh Language and Heritage Centre.
When you’re ready to move on, head along the path towards the famous Nefyn & District Golf Course and follow the road down to the village of Porthdinllaen. It sits on a small bay on the tip of the northern peninsula that’s rich in marine flora and fauna. This includes large beds of seagrass, an important marine habitat that’s known to help stabilise the seabed sediments and provide shelter and food for a variety of fish, birds and invertebrates.
If you’re in need of some refreshment, drop into the Tŷ Coch inn. Located right next to the sea, it’s one of the most famous pubs in Wales and has been named one of the best beach bars in the world. Alternatively, wander along the coast to the secluded bay that’s home to Porthdinllaen’s new lifeboat station.
Rhys Roberts, Wales Coast Path Officer highlights: