Aberdovey has some of the finest beaches in Britatin with four miles of golden sand-dune backed shoreline. For sunbathing, swimming, surfing or fishing the beach is wonderful and attracts a wide range of watersports enthusiasts too. The setting of the beach with the mountains behind is just breathtaking. The peaks of the Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy ranges are within easy reach. An ideal area for walkers, climbers and wildlife watchers too.
We could list so much to do here but look on www.aberdovey.org.uk for full information. Instead I have listed my favourite places.
To Eat …
Always a friendly, warm welcome and fabulous food whether for a just a coffee or for dinner a must is Coast Deli and Dining Open everyday apart from Christmas Day. There are other restaurants, pubs and takeaways in the village.
To Shop …
There is a great Village Stores in the village which has lovely food and wine choice. They also have papers and more than just essentials. The village also has a butchers, Ice Cream Shop, Fat Face, Art galleries and other independent unique shops. The nearest larger Supermarket is Co-op in Tywyn (LL36 9AH) or Co-op in Machynlleth (SY20 8EE)
For the discoverer …
Dolgoch Falls, Twywn LL36 0DF. Car park at Dolgoch Falls Hotel – Fabulous walks and a series of three terrific waterfall. Get to the top as it’s gorgeous!
RSPB Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve, Eglwysfach, Machynlleth SY20 8TA For beautiful circular walks and a cosy visitor centre with a varieyy of snacks and homemade cakes. You maybe lucky and see the Ospreys fishing in the Dysi estuary.
The Bearded Lake, turn left out of the Chalet Park. The lake itself is gorgeous, quiet and has great views. Wear sensible footwear, well signposted from the car park.
Falconry Experience Wales, Wales Maes Dulas Blaen Y Pant Forge, Machynlleth SY20 Welsh Hospitality Awards Winner 2018 Meet their collection of Birds of Prey Tel: 01654 700317 By appointment only.
For walks such as Cader Idris, Snowdonia and others visit www.snowdonia.gov.wales for great walk details.
Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth. An eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.
For relaxation …
The beach or tuck yourself away amongst the sand dunes for ultimate peace.
Enjoy a Spa break at Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort, 15 minutes away.
Magic Lantern Cinema, Corbett Square, Tywyn LL36 9DF – A 125 year old cinema in traditional surroundings but all the latest sound systems and technology. Live music performances too.
For the adventurer …
Laserfun, Morfa Camp, Tywyn LL36 9AS – Using realistic Laser (infra red) guns have great fun running around an old RAF base, suitable for any ages from 8 -80!
Aberdovey Golf Course an 18 hole championship golf course, one of the top courses in Wales and rated no 48 in Top 100 Links Courses. Open to non-members and modern clubhouse with bar open to visitors. Tel: 01654 767493
Bringing your little ones …
Talyllyn Railway, Wharf Station, Tywyn LL36 9EY Tel: 01654 710472 A wonderful historic steam engine will take you past streams and waterfalls through a remote and beautiful valley.
Tywyn Leisure Park, Marine Parade Tywyn LL36 0DE 07717 481324 This is a great venue with a huge range of outdoor activities to choose from & suitable for all ages. They have an 18 hole Putting Course, Crown Green Bowls, Tennis, Crazy Golf, Table Tennis, Outdoor Pool Table, Quoits, Shuffleboard & Skittles.
King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris SY20 9RF best Visitor Attraction in Mid Wales 2018. Set sail through the cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold.
Honey Ice Cream Shop, Tywyn LL36 9LW – The honey ice cream is delightful!