Stepping Over the Border: Visiting Aberdyfi / Aberdovey

Aberdyfi, also known as Aberdovey, is a thriving harbour resort set within Snowdonia National Park, where the river Dyfi meets the crystal-clear waters of Cardigan Bay. With award-winning golden sandy beaches, crabbing and fishing from the quayside, a championship golf course, and water sports galore, you won’t be short of things to do in Aberdyfi. Whether you’re visiting with family, friends, your other half, or your dog, we guarantee you’ll have a fantastic day out!


Beautiful Beaches in Aberdyfi

Aberdyfi boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in Britain, with four miles of golden shoreline backed by rugged sand dunes. The beaches are popular with sunbathers, swimmers, surfers, and anglers alike. Our favourites include:

  • Aberdyfi Beach – the perfect place for a day by the sea, boasting stunning views across the Dyfi estuary.
  • Llwyngwril Beach – this quiet pebble beach is perfect for a coastal walk, with great mountain views and rock pools.
  • Ynyslas Beach – a wonderful family beach that stretches from the Ynyslas dunes to the seaside resort of Borth.


Wicked Water Sports in Aberdyfi

Aberdyfi is a true mecca for water sports enthusiasts. The village estuary is perfect for sailing, canoeing, paddleboarding and water skiing; whilst keen surfers and kite-surfers tend to prefer the coastline that stretches up to Tywyn. Our recommended clubs include:

  • Dovey Yacht Club ­– a very friendly club that caters for dinghies, cruisers, sailboards, paddleboards and kite surfers.
  • Let’s SUP – THE place to go for taster paddleboarding sessions and SUP estuary tours.
  • KSW Board Riders – the centre for board sport adventures on paddleboards and kites.


Family-Friendly Activities in Aberdyfi

Need some activities to keep the kids entertained during your day in Aberdyfi? From crab fishing to railway museums, there are plenty of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Crab Fishing from Aberdovey Jetty – great fun for kids and adults alike, with buckets, crab-lines, and bait readily available throughout the village.
  • Narrow Gauge Railway Museum – step into a whole world of narrow-gauge locomotives and gain an interesting insight into the region’s history.
  • Talyllyn Railway – all aboard this 7 ¼ mile narrow gauge railway journey, opened in 1865 to carry slate from the quarries.
  • Aberdovey Golf Club – a famous 18-hole championship links course with incredible coastal views and an amazing clubhouse.


Wonderful Walks in Aberdyfi

Situated at the mouth of the Dyfi Estuary, there are many wonderful walks around this beautiful coastal village. Whether you’re seeking a gentle stroll or an energetic hike, there’s something for everyone!

  • Bearded Lake & Happy Valley. Legend says that this lake was once home to a large, hairy monster who was slain by King Arthur. Admire spectacular views of the Happy Valley and mystical lakes during this fascinating 3-mile trail.
  • Dolgoch Falls. Discover crystal-clear waters cascading down the mountainside through a serious of deep pools on this easy 1-mile walking trail. The waterfall is particularly impressive after a period of heavy rain.
  • Rhydyronen Loop. This beautiful 4-mile loop begins near the neighbouring coastal town of Twywn, taking you through the impressive Nant Braich-y-rhiw valley. The route sets off from the Rhydyronen Station, so you can hop on the train for this walk!


Visit the Amazing Aberdyfi from Moonrise Lodges

Aberdyfi is our nearest coastal village here at Moonrise Lodges, located just 1 ½ hour’s drive from our luxury holiday accommodation. We are filling up fast for the summer season, with only a handful of stays left during June:

  • Friday 3rd – Monday 6th June at Swallow Lodge
  • Monday 6th – Friday 10th June at both lodges
  • Friday 10th – Monday 13th June at Curlew Lodge
  • Monday 13th – Friday 17th June at Curlew Lodge
  • Monday 20th – Friday 25th June at both lodges
  • Monday 27th – Friday 1st July at Curlew Lodge

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Published on 20th May 2022 by Caroline Brook