Welcome to Manaros - Things to do on holiday in & around Aberdaron

Things to do in & around Aberdaron

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Whether you are staying in Manaros for a week or part-week, there's so much to do on the Llŷn Peninsula.

Book one of our holiday packages or choose from the list below of activities available in the area and build your own. Just contact us and tell us what you would like to do.


Aberdaron Beach


The Llŷn Peninsula has miles of rugged coastline, interspersed with clean sandy beaches, many of which have received awards for water quality and are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surfers prefer the famous Hell’s Mouth beach - 4 miles of sand facing the south westerly rollers. Families tend to prefer the sheltered beaches at Aberdaron, Porth Oer (Whistling Sands) and Penllech which have excellent sand and great spaces for games and flying kites. Or choose one of the rocky or sandy coves dotted around the peninsula and have it to yourself all day.



The Llŷn is well known for high water quality, good visibility and interesting shipwrecks and is thus popular with divers. At Manaros we have a full guide to local sites and equipment and advice can be sought from Pete Wilkinson at Penrallt (near Tudweiliog) Tel: 01758 770654 web: www.penrallt.co.uk.

Water Sports

Boats of all kinds can be launched from Aberdaron beach without charge. There are also harbour facilities at Abersoch and a protected marina at Pwllheli. Surfing is popular at Hell’s Mouth and on Aberdaron beach when the weather is right. Kayaking, canoeing, wakeboarding and waterskiing can all be arranged in Abersoch, see www.offaxis.co.uk.

Horse Riding

Lessons are available at the Pen Lleyn Lusitano Riding centre at Llaniestyn, see www.lusitanocymru.co.uk

 and at the Cilan Riding Centre near Abersoch see http://www.abersochholidays.net/horse.html.

Adventure Activities

A series of adventure activities including Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Coasteering and hovercraft rides can be arranged with Lleyn Adventure Activities, call Chris on 07751 826 714, www.lleynadventureactivities.com

Clay Pigeon Shooting

This is available at the Bob Valentine Shooting School in Llanbedrog, see www.theshootingschool.com

 or telephone 01758 740 810.

Tre'r Ceiri

Places of Historical Interest

At Manaros we have a comprehensive map with history notes listing a series of fascinating historical sites on the peninsula - Neolithic Axe Factory site and burial chambers, Bronze Age standing stones, Iron Age homestead sites and a series of Iron Age Hill Forts, Celtic Holy Wells, Mediaeval Pilgrim Churches and of course the great Castles of Llewellyn and Edward the First.

Nant Gwrtheyrn


The area has a rich musical tradition which comes alive in Noson Llawen, Choir Recitals and Folk Bands playing in local pubs. There will be a full list of these each week in Manaros.
We are also fortunate to have Nant Gwrtheyrn, which is now home to the National Welsh Language and Culture Centre, visitors are welcome and the view is breathtaking, see www.nantgwrtheyrn.com.
Art lovers can visit the gallery at Plas Glyn y Weddw in Llanbedrog, see www.oriel.org.uk or regular exhibitions put on by local artists.

Bardsey Island - Ynys Enlli

Bardsey Island

3 miles southwest of Aberdaron is the still inhabited island of Bardsey, or Ynys Enlli in Welsh, see www.bardsey.org. This is a fascinating place to visit, a destination for Pilgrims for over fifteen hundred years. Seals and birdlife are plentiful, see the Bardsey Bird & Field Observatory site at www.bbfo.org.uk. The buildings are frozen in time around 1870 and there is a celebrated lighthouse. We can organise a day visit and occasionally accommodation on the island, see www.bardseyboattrips.com


Bird Watching

The Llyn is famous for the variety of its seabirds, the puffins, the chough and, on Bardsey, the vast colony of Manx Shearwater. There are also many heath land birds and, in the spring and autumn, the Llyn is
an important site for migrant birds as it sits on the Irish Seaboard migration route - you may see Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest, Flycatchers, and all manner of warblers, wagtails, thrush and finch. See www.bbfo.org.uk for more information. At Tremadog you can also see the Osprey nesting, see www.rspb.org.uk.

Ffestiniog Railway


For those prepared to take the journey to Pwllheli a Rover ticket can be purchased for around 4 which will take you down the Cambrian Coast mainline all the way to Aberdovey with a chance to call at Porthmadog, Harlech and Barmouth. For steam and narrow gauge enthusiasts there is the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways which can be accessed at Porthmadog, see www.ffestiniograilway.co.uk and www.whr.co.uk.



The quiet lanes of the Llŷn peninsula are an ideal place to go cycling.

We have a wide selection of men’s, ladies’ and children’s bikes available for rent, see www.llyncyclehire.co.uk

We can also suggest a number of circular routes and lend you a map.

4 night cycling break>>

Nefyn Golf Course

Golfing Weekend>>


The Llŷn Peninsula is well served by golf courses at Pwllheli, Abersoch, and most famously at Nefyn. The course runs down the length of the Porth Dinllaen promontory for one of the most spectacularly scenic courses in Wales. All courses have modest green fees. For more information please contact the courses via the details below.

Nefyn 01758 720 966
Pwllheli 01758 701 644
Abersoch 01758 712 622



The Llŷn Coastal Path is a spectacular recent addition to Britain’s long distance paths, and because of the compact geography of the peninsula, most parts of the walk are readily accessible by car. We can give you advice on where to walk and also assist with transport on an ad hoc basis for taxi rates or you can book one of our walking packages, see www.edgeofwaleswalk.co.uk.

4 Night Walking Holiday Package

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