Summer holiday photos – Llyn Peninsula


Aberdaron and Abersoch with niece, great niece and nephew. Camera: Canon 350D with Tamron 28-300mm lens

We’re having a two-centre holiday this summer, with a week on the Llyn Peninsula and a week in Marazion, Cornwall. You might think we’re mad choosing two locations so geographically far apart, but there was method in the madness! During the first week we were holidaying with family and for the second week we have the use of my brother’s cottage.

We caught the tale end of Hurricane Bertha on our first night, with very heavy rain drumming loudly on the static caravan roof over night and it was very breezy almost all week. We hadn’t been aware of quite how stormy it had been until later in the week when we went down to Nefyn for a walk.

Images all taken with Fujifilm X10 from this point. I love that camera!


There are some amazing beach huts on stilts down on the beach and we walked along admiring them and deciding which was our favourite. We saw quite a few empty platforms and just assumed they weren’t in use. However, we then came across lots of items that had obviously been washed up by the tide: teapots, chairs, a breadknife, a scooter, a table, pots and pans, a kettle. At first we thought a boat had capsized but then we realised they were things you’d keep in a beach hut. We later found out that 12 out of the 30 beach huts had been washed away during the storm on Sunday night.


We spent a lovely afternoon at Morfa Nefyn, the next beach along, where the most perfect of circumstances come together: a sheltered area of dog friendly beach, boats and a pub! Last time we were at the Ty Coch (red house) Andy Murray won the Wimbledon Men’s Final and the  roof just about lifted off the pub!


Great niece Bella at Ty Coch


Sunset at Nefyn beach. The calm after the storm

It continued to be windy for the remainder of the week, but lots of sunshine and very pleasant for walking or drinking coffee in sheltered spots.


Whistling Sands and Aberdaron

On our last day we went to Llanbedrog which I’d spotted on a postcard and it looked idyllic. It knocked Morfa Nefyn off the top spot, as Llanbedrog was stunning, with beach huts, emerald green water and a bistro!


The perfect end to Stage One of our holiday. Marazion here we come!

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One Response to Summer holiday photos – Llyn Peninsula

  1. fiona west August 18, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    This area is one of my most fave places; we were staying in Nefyn in October half term last year. All the places you’ve photographed we visited but- my photos were nothing like yours! I especially like the empty coffee glass sea view at Aberdaron. The beach huts were all packed up safely in the car park at Llandedrock for the winter- they looked so forlorn but so much more cheerful in your pic.
    Enjoy Cornwall too.

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