Day 065 : Aberdaron – Nefyn

Today I walk the north coast of the Llyn peninsula from the sands that whistle to a golf course on the edge of the world.

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I leave Aberdaron and make my way up the road to Anelog where I join the coast again. As I walk along the grassy cliff tops I soon come to a wide sandy beach with an interesting name of whistling sands.

I thought it got its name from the way the wind blows around the bay but I could not hear Colonel Bogey. Apparently the sound comes when you walk across the granules of stone on the beach. It’s due to the shape of the sand granules and is quite unique.

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All along this stretch of coastline you come across hidden beaches and coves. You could spend the whole day there without seeing another soul. Another stretch I liked was Traeth Penllech with Porth Colmon at one end, which consisted of a slipway and a couple of small boats.

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As you approach Morfa Nefyn you come to a championship golf course. The course consists of 10 outward holes and two separate inward eight holes. The course goes right out to the cliff tops on the headland to Porthdinllaen. It must feel like you are playing right on the edge of the world with the sea as the abyss.

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After walking right out onto the headland and right round the golf course, I make my way into Nefyn to catch the bus back to where I am staying.