SANDY BEACH: Llanbedrog Beach offers a mile long stretch of sand and is one of the calmest beaches in Wales, sheltered by the huge headland of Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd. Owned by the National Trust, you can be sure to find a decent ice cream nearby in summer months!
KID FRIENDLY BEACH: Abersoch's main beach is worth a mention as it's super sandy and sheltered, so great for learning to water ski, sail or wake board.
SURFERS BEACH: Porth Neigwl Beach, or Hell's Mouth as it's locally known, has fabulous waves. Pebbly at the top it's worth a visit at low tide for the sand
WALKING & CYCLING: The surrounding area is fantastic for walking, the Lleyn coastal path is a good place to start, or venture into Snowdonia. Maps can be found in the cottage and there is a rather fine mountain in the back garden to start you off!
BITES TO EAT: The Ty Coch Inn on the beach in Porthdinllaen is a well worth trying. Tafarn y Fic is a rather fun community owned eatery just a couple of miles away, or splash out and visit Michelin starred Plas Bodegroes for some really fabulous nosh!
CASTLES & CULTURE: The castle towns of Caernarfon and Harlech are close at hand, or try little Pwlhelli, where we found a few good local shops and the rare North Wales sight of a Costa coffee....sad to admit how welcome it was to see!