Within less than one hours drive from Llanberis are some of the finest beaches in the UK.

On Anglesey there are many choices. Benllech has some facilities for young children in the high summer, Rhosneigr used to attract windsurfers, Treaddur Bay is popular and astarting point for some sea level traverses, Aberfraw is Pete's personal favourite, Newborough is a long sand beach out to a headland with the option of walking back through pine forests.


The Lleyn Peninsula has many fine beaches some of which offer good surfing and sea kayaking potential. Black Rock Sands near Portmadog is a long sandy beach and also permits access by car. Further south is another of Pete's favourite's - Harlech beach.

Try this - first check the beach is clear of all debris, close your eyes and see how far and fast you can run, you know it is safe, soft sand means you are veering into the dunes, wet feet mean the sea. Better experienced when by yourself!

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