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Llyn Coast Path

Llyn Coast Path

Follow the Wales Coast Path around the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, from Bangor to Porthmadog.

10 to 13 nights
113 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £990 per person

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About this route

The full Llyn Coast Path walking holiday journeys 111 miles around the spectacular Llyn Peninsula from Bangor to Porthmadog. The trail follows in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the trek out to Bardsey Island as it skirts around the shoreline of the peninsula on winding trails through wild and remote scenery.

This quiet corner of Wales features ancient woodlands, rugged clifftops and sandy beaches, as well as several intriguing historic sites and plenty of wonderful towns and villages, all surrounded by fantastic views, making this section of the Wales Coast Path a truly memorable walking adventure.


© Contours Walking Holidays Llyn Coast Path map
Bangor to Porthmadog
113 miles (180 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Visiting proud Caernarfon Castle and its more battle-worn counterpart, Criccieth Castle.

Walking into the lime-washed fishing village of Aberdaron, where pilgrims once rested before crossing the treacherous waters of the Bardse Sound to the Isle of 20,000 Saints.

Seeking out St Mary’s Well, which is covered twice daily by the sea but emerges, brimming with crystal clear water, from the ebbing tide.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
LPP1 From Bangor to Porthmadog 10 nights, 9 days walking Demanding£990
LPP2 From Bangor to Porthmadog 13 nights, 12 days walking Moderate£1285

Llyn Coastal Path 10 nights, 9 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Bangor where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Bangor to Caernarfon. 11.5 miles (18.5km)

Day 2

Caernarfon to Clynnog Fawr(T). 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 3

Clynnog Fawr(T) to Nefyn/Morfa Nefyn. 13 miles (20.5km)

Day 4

Nefyn/Morfa Nefyn to Tudweiliog. 8.5 miles (13.5km)

Day 5

Tudweiliog to Aberdaron. 18 miles (29km)

Day 6

Aberdaron to Llanengan(T). 10.5 miles (16.5km)

Day 7

Llanengan(T) to Llanbedrog. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 8

Llanbedrog to Llanystumdwy(T). 13 miles (21km)

Day 9

Llanystumdwy(T) to Porthmadog. 9.5 miles (15.5km)


Depart from Porthmadog after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£50.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Aberdaron)
£65.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 10 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Consider booking an extra night in Caernarfon if you wish to explore the town and its formidable late 13th - century castle that was built to pacify the Welsh. Nefyn is a good choice if you want to enjoy some of wonderful beaches that this delightful corner of Wales is famous for. If you want to visit the 'Isle of 20,000 Saints', book an extra night in the lovely little village of Aberdaron.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Aberdaron)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 112.5 miles (180 km)
Duration: 10 nights, 9 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: LPP1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Bangor
End of holiday: Porthmadog

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester.

By Rail - There is a station at the start of the trail (Bangor) and also at the end of the trail (Porthmadog).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Bangor and from Porthmadog.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Bangor.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the bus from Porthmadog to Bangor.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Routes on this trail

Llyn Coast Path - North Section
6 to 8 nights
65 miles
From £600 per person
A walking holiday around the Llyn Peninsula along the Wales Coast Path, from Bangor to Aberdaron.Find Out More
Llyn Coast Path - South Section
5 to 6 nights
48 miles
From £500 per person
A self-guided walk around the southern half of the Llyn Peninsula, from Aberdaron to Porthmadog.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the Llyn Coast Path

“Amazing landscapes, perfect weather, well organised support by Contours.”
Mrs Tillotson, UK
“This was a fantastic walk across stunning scenery of long, deserted beaches, interesting little coves, major castles and historic towns. I loved it! Really enjoyed exploring an area I hadn't been to before. Everything worked perfectly and the weather held out as well! It was a great holiday in a fantastic part of the world which is well worth exploring and has not yet become as busy as many other coastal areas such as the SWCP. Booked quite a few so far so will probably book another one... or two maybe next year.”
Mr Madge, UK
“Fabulous trip with excellent scenery, well waymarked.”
Mr Anderson, UK
“A superb peninsular walk with a wide variety of stunning scenery, in a quiet area that still feels a bit off the beaten track. Reminded me a lot of Cornwall, but not nearly as "touristy". The route has a lovely mix of cliffs, beaches, hills and marshland. All the accommodation was excellent (as it usually is!). Lots of wildlife, including quite a few seals in the sheltered bays.”
Mr Julyan, UK
“Fantastic scenery and challenging walking.”
Mr Farr, UK
“Aberdaron Church
“Aberdaron Church" by Helen Anderson (2019) “Aberdaron Church" by Helen Anderson (2019)
“Green Hut with Snowdonia” by Helen Anderson (2019) - “Green Hut with Snowdonia” by Helen Anderson (2019)
“Green Hut with Snowdonia” by Helen Anderson (2019) “Green Hut with Snowdonia” by Helen Anderson (2019)
“Caernarfon Castle” by Helen Anderson (2019) - “Caernarfon Castle” by Helen Anderson (2019)
“Caernarfon Castle” by Helen Anderson (2019) “Caernarfon Castle” by Helen Anderson (2019)
"Llanegan" by Tricia Hewson (2019) "Llanegan" by Tricia Hewson (2019)
"Walking the Tide Edge" by Deborah Allen (2017) "Walking the Tide Edge" by Deborah Allen (2017)
"On Top of the World" by Deborah Allen (2017) "On Top of the World" by Deborah Allen (2017)
"Silver Sea" by Deborah Allen (2017) "Silver Sea" by Deborah Allen (2017)
"Meeting the Tin Man" by Katharine Mackenzie (2017) "Meeting the Tin Man" by Katharine Mackenzie (2017)
"Black Rock Sands" by Katharine Mackenzie (2017) "Black Rock Sands" by Katharine Mackenzie (2017)