Before launching your craft it is vitally important for your own personal safety and the safety of others, that you take the time to read carefully the
Rules & Regulations as set out by Gwynedd Council. Please adhere to these rules and regulations at all time.
Aberdaron is a small village located at the most westerly point of the Llyn Peninsula. In its sheltered bay lie the Gwylan Islands and just around the point is the famous Bardsey Island.
During summer months the village gets very busy and congested – as such parking spaces are limited. The main parking area is a manned National Trust Car Park ( Nearest Post Code LL53 8DA) where a small fee is applicable. *National Trust Members are exempt from the parking fee, but MUST have their National Trust Card in order to take advantage of the exemption*
The beach access point for previous seasons (between Ty Newydd Pub & The Church, pictured below) is no longer to be used. Beach access is now via the
National Trust Car Park. Access to the beach is at the far end of the car park.
In order to assist with launching Gwynedd Council has now constructed a ‘hardpack’ road leading from the National Trust car park over the upper foreshore, and by the ‘May-Day’ Bank Holiday 2015 46 x wooden boards will also be positioned.
We would still advise the use of a 4X4 vehicle or Tractor to ensure successful launching. Use of a 2WD vehicle is AT YOUR OWN RISK, and you should assess the beach conditions carefully to ensure you do not get your vehicle stuck.
Once you have launched your craft you can leave your trailer on the beach if not obstructing others from launching. You must not park your vehicle in front of, or on the beach access point. Vehicles must be parked in the nearby car park as mentioned previously.
As mentioned above, Bardsey Island is just around the point from Aberdaron. It is Very Important that you take extreme care if venturing towards this Island because the Bardsey Sound (The stretch of water between the Island and the Mainland) has extremely strong cross currents and should not really be entered without prior experience of this water, or after seeking advice from one of the beach wardens.
(Ordnance Survey Ref : OS 175264)
From Pwllheli (Aberdaron is approximately 17 miles away) continue on the A499 towards Abersoch until you reach the village of Llanbedrog. At the centre of the village turn right onto the B4413 towards Mynytho and Aberdaron.
You will need to continue on the B4413 for several miles until you reach Aberdaron. The road will take you through a number of small villages such as Mynytho, Botwnnog, Sarn and Rhoshirwaen and the road does become quite winding and narrow on occasions.
When you arrive at Aberdaron you need to follow the road down the hill and into the village. At the bottom of the hill and before the bridge you will see the car park on your right hand side (the car park is manned and a fee is applicable).
1. There are no petrol stations in Aberdaron. The nearest one is located in the centre of the village of Sarn a few miles before you reach Aberdaron, therefore if you have not filled up already that is your last opportunity.
Pwllheli Harbourmaster : 01758 704 081 or 07879 433 145
Coast Guard (Holyhead) : 01407 762 051
National Trust Car Park Information : 01758 760593 (Lily Usher)
VHF : 12 / 16
Maritime Office : 01758 704 066
In an Emergency call 999