The southern coast of Llŷn is known as "The Welsh Riviera"; warm waters, miles of golden beaches, a pleasant climate and picturesque little towns and villages will show you why. Here on the much quieter, hillier north coast of Llŷn, there are a wealth of small coves and sweeping bays just begging to be explored. Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn, both have excellent safe, sandy beaches and are within easy reach when staying at The Fairway.

Nefyn Golf ClubOne of the most outstanding places to visit is the Nefyn and District Golf Club; even if you don' t love the game. It offers the most stunning setting for a round of golf in the north of the country. The dramatic run of holes from the 12th onwards, offer cliff-top locations where you play into a howling wind; challenging your club selection skills to their limit. These closing holes along the peninsula are superb and will live long in your memory, regardless of your score.

Nefyn and District Golf Club was formed in 1907 and was converted from nine holes to 18 in 1912. After many minor transformations, a further nine holes were added in 1933 (only 26 holes are now being played). The course now consists of a front 10 holes and two distinctly different back eight holes. The club uniquely offers golfers the chance to see the sea from every tee on the course. The words "This is the most beautiful course I have ever played" have resounded not only from players who visit from all over the world, but also in many reviews.

Famous names who have played here include Ian Woosnam (he holds the course record for the "Old Course"), Ronan Rafferty, Peter Allis, Mike Atherton and Clement Attlee. The Club and its facilities have expanded over the years to keep up with modern golfing requirements; now offering refreshments, golf shop, member facilities and even lessons from a professional. But the main draw will always remain the setting, the views and the challenges.

Sightseeing wherever you are on Lynn is a delight. Bird watchers, walkers, adventurous cyclists and lovers of nature alike will be indulged beyond expectation. In the centre of the peninsula is a large hill, Garn Fadryn, which offers a 360° panorama of the whole of Llŷn and beyond. A tough little walk, but the breathtaking scenery will make it worth your while.

Hell's Mouth (Porth Neigwl)Nefyn is a pleasant little town. The gateway to Llŷn from the south has to be Porthmadog, with its pretty little harbour and long high street, at the foot of Moel-y-gest and is just a few miles from Pwllheli is Criccieth, with its castle. Nefyn is a beautiful bay which offers all the usual seaside amenities and plenty of opportunities for sports. Facing NE at its western end and swinging through north facing to NW facing it can offer a range of conditions. It needs a big swell to get any surf but can be good when it does get some. Windsurfers and kitesurfers are well catered for though with decent flat water sailing conditions in the prevailing SW's and bump and jump conditions in W-NE wind directions.

Something for everybody is a true phrase for families visiting this most beautiful part of the British Isles.


The splendour and magnificence of the wondrous Welsh coast here on the Llyn peninsula will take your breath away. Savour the moment atop a craggy cliff overlooking golden, sandy beaches and know you are in the gift that is...... Wales.
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