Seafront Cafe: Coffee & Seaview at
There is a lovely little Coffee shop on the road leading down to Nefyn Beach. As well as hot and cold drinks, they sell a selection of snacks and cakes. There are a few tables and chairs overlooking the sea so why not sit down, relax and take in the views.
Twnti: Seafood and Soul
The Twnti is a well established and popular seafood restaurant at Rhydyclafdy, a small village about 15 minutes drive from Pwllheli towards Aberdaron.
My family have been coming here for years, in fact every time I visit the area I love to come here. The seafood is delicious and what I like most about it is the variety and choice. As well as the traditional Lobster Thermidore, Scallops Mornay and grilled fish they do some wonderfully different and inventive dishes such as Thai fish stew and spicy calamari. Surf and Turf is a good choice if you don't want all seafood, and the selection of meat dishes is always good.
The staff are all lovely and friendly and service is excellent. The wine list is good with the house wine being excellent quality and value, as is the house champagne which is available by the glass.
Although it looks quite small from outside the interior is very spacious with high ceilings creating a comfortable environment, even when the restaurant is very full.
If you are "a certain age" and are a fan of Motown and Northern Soul you will love the music!
The Twnti gets very busy during summer hoildays and bank holidays, as it is extremely popular and well known locally so if you want to eat here at these times you will need to book well in advance. Also check for winter closing times as they are closed for a few weeks during winter.
Favorite Dish: Aljotta fish soup, Thai fish stew, smoked mackerel pate and Thai style calamari are my favourites.Related to:
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Ty Coch pub on the beach
The Ty Coch is right on the beach at Porthdinllaen. You can walk along the beach from Morfa Nefyn, no cars are allowed in Porthdinllaen, and enjoy a drink outside overlooking the bay or inside if the weather is not so good. It has a good range of beers, spirits and wine and serves food at lunchtimes during busy periods. The interior is that of a typical fishing village pub with some fascinating old photographs of Porthdinllaen, which is a National Trust site. Opening times vary with the season. This unique pub now has a webcam so you can unwind from the stress of daily life by watching the peaceful bay.Related to:
See the Ospreys nesting
The Glaslyn Osprey project has been set up by the RSPB to protect the only breeding Ospreys in Wales that nest here.
You can watch the nesting family live on large screen monitors in the visitor centre and telescopes and binoculars in the hide also let you watch the nest.
The hide is set beside a stretch of water where you can see many other birds such as Kingfishers, Finches, Swans as well as the surrounding scenery of Snowdonia.
The Ospreys first arrived here in 2004 and in 2007 two pairs of birds nested and successfully raised chicks. We were unlucky to have missed them by 2 days - they arrive in March and fly to Africa in August. However, we watched a fabulous young Harris Hawk flying with her handler.
Through Criccieth towards Porthmadog and Tremadog, turn right to Pont Croesor.Related to:
Cliff Walk - see the Seals
Walk from Morfa Nefyn along the beach, past Ty Coch and in between 2 cottages onto the cliff path. Follow the path up around, where you get lovely view of the bay, past the lifeboat station and up the steps back onto the cliffs. When you get to a bench walk towards the cliff edge. The seals can be seen swimming around just below the cliffs at high tide, and sometimes basking on the rocks at low tide. You can also see sea birds fishing here.
You can return the same way or carry on up the cliff top and get back along the golf course path.
learn a little bit of welsh!
Favorite thing: The thing is, every year, hundreds of tourists descend upon us for Wakestock and general beach holidays. A lot of these tourists are rich English people with their own boats, and holiday homes which many locals can't afford as first homes. I don't speak for everyone, but there is a bit of resentment, especially when it becomes clear that some tourists see the Welsh as a backwards, inferior race! So... if you learn a little bit of Welsh, just basic things (ie thank you = "diolch"), it will help you stand out as a tourist who is actually interested in more than just using the local beaches.
Wales has a rich culture and heritage, although a few shops play it up a little, and some beautiful scenery. As well as this, we have our own language. People will thank you for respecting it and will appreciate your efforts to learn a little - especially if you're a regular holidaymaker!