A spontaneous weekend in Aberdaron, Wales

It was Thursday night and Sam and I also possessed a conversation that went something such as this:

Sam: The weather’s likely to be amazing on the weekend

Me: Ooo, we ought to go right to the coastline

Sam: Let’s go to Aberdaron. I’ll see if we can lease somewhere and stay over…..hmmm….the just cottages available are for 4 nights

Me: Let’s choose 4 evenings!

Sam: okay, I’ll guide it now

And simply that way, in less than 2 minutes, we’d arranged a week-end away to Aberdaron. At this time used to don’t even understand where Aberdaron ended up being but I’m never ever anyone to state no up to a weekend away! Sam invested his childhood exploring this part of Wales so he knows it just like the straight back of their hand and he’s a strong believer that Wales is considered the most stunning country on earth. He’s your typical patriotic Welshman but I must acknowledge, I’m starting to agree.

The following afternoon we stuffed up the automobile making both hour journey through the glorious Welsh countryside toward breathtaking village of Aberdaron.

For anybody else who may not know, Aberdaron are at the western tip associated with the Llyn Peninsula. It’s a little previous fishing village and appeals to site visitors because of its gorgeous coastline and relaxed town life. Aberdaron is not not even close to the most popular beach getaway locations of Abersoch and Nefyn and it is only a stone’s throw from Snowdonia nationwide Park. Aberdaron is not exactly a ‘hidden gem’ but it’s a great deal quieter than its neighbouring villages, rendering it an ideal destination to escape for relaxing week-end away.

We were staying at Fisherman’s Cottage, a spacious cottage that nevertheless been able to feel quaint and cosy. The highlight regarding the cottage was the garden that led from to areas filled with tiny lambs and views out towards the sea. George (our two year old) and Louie (our dog) literally invested the whole week-end standing during the fence and looking at the lambs!

We arrived at the cottage, unpacked our bags and headed right back out into the town to explore. We’d sufficient time and energy to have a circumambulate the town and have a cheeky alcohol regarding beach before we’d to have the children home to bed.

Unusually, both the men seemed appropriate at home the moment we arrived. We don’t know if it is because Sam and I had been both therefore pleased and relaxed and our mood had been rubbing off to them or when they liked the tiny cottage just as much as we did. Whatever it was, this is the initial holiday we’ve been on being a family of four plus it all felt really easy. Everything was so relaxing and so simple. The cottage had everything we required, we had a great deal area and we didn’t should concern yourself with being quiet. It had been perfect.

The following early morning we were up early (how come two year olds always awaken so flipping early!?) but it’s a great deal easier to get up when you are able hear the seagulls cawing and distant roar associated with the sea. We headed to Aberdaron Beach for an early morning walk and were delighted to find we were the only individuals regarding the coastline. George happily ran across the sand, belly laughing in a manner that only young children can, as he tossed rocks for Louie whom went at their heels. Joseph ended up being tucked up in his child provider and within seconds the ocean air had sent him to sleep but i really could actually see him smiling as he dozed at my upper body.

It was one particular mornings where everything simply felt therefore perfect and we agreed that when the elements ended up being like this every week-end you’d never need to get abroad.

We bought meal from bakery inside town in which we found many incredible pasties, sausage rolls and cakes. We took them back into our cottage to consume them inside sunlight – and so George could spend a little more time ‘baaaa’ing’ at sheep!

That afternoon we headed to Morfa Nefyn to satisfy some buddies at famous Ty Coch Inn pub. It’s named among the top 10 coastline pubs worldwide as a result of the stunner of the beach. And when sunlight is shining it really is one of the best bars you could need to be on.

On your way home that evening we stopped at Aberdaron’s chippy, Sblash. Our cod and potato chips were amazing but, on the other hand, I think any fish and chips tastes amazing following a long time regarding the coastline.

We’d a sluggish begin to the day on Sunday as it was Mother’s Day plus the one Mother’s Day treat I really desired was a long lie in! I think We was able to remain asleep until 9.30am before George crept in, closely followed closely by Louie, and my lazy early morning was formally over.

After a big break fast we made our solution to Whistling Sands Beach, another breathtaking white coastline with powdery sands and hardly another individual in sight. The beach got its title as a result of the whistling sound the sand makes while you walk across it. I’d state it’s a lot more of a squeak than the usual whistle but, let’s be truthful, Squeaky Sands Beach does not appear nearly of the same quality.

That evening we headed to Porth Iago, a little coastline about 10 minutes from our cottage (by having a half hour detour because we got lost!) which was called as one of the top key beaches in Wales by the Guardian. Thankfully, it still seems to be a secret because there have been just two other people there. This picturesque bay on the north coast is exactly what beachy goals are constructed of – white sand, blue seas, a protected small cove, dramatic stones throughout therefore the perfect view of sunset.

We kept searching and saying, ‘how come no one else here!?’ it is not so frequently you discover a genuine ‘hidden gem’ but I really feel just like we found one right here.

We took a bottle of champagne with us too with the intention of sitting regarding coastline and viewing the sunset, nevertheless the reality of visiting a coastline with two small men very long after their bedtime had beenn’t quite as relaxing once we envisaged! So we saved the champers for when we got back toward cottage therefore the guys were in bed.

It absolutely was my very first Mother’s Day as mum of two and I couldn’t have wished for a better time.

We left the cottage on Monday with hefty hearts. The sun’s rays had been blazing again in Aberdaron and we took one final stroll on the beach. We don’t typically get the post-holiday blues but as we drove home I was really experiencing it. Sunlight gradually faded even as we drove further far from the coast together with grey clouds rolled in around us. Once we reached our front door it had been raining and we longed become straight back regarding beach – plenty so we started finding our next getaway cottage in Wales when the bags had been unpacked plus the kettle had boiled!


All pictures in this post were taken using the Lumix G80 which I was sent for the true purpose of an evaluation. I absolutely love the photos I took on the weekend and I’m so pleased about this awesome small camera. I’ll have complete report on this digital camera later on in the week so look out if you’re into travel and photography because this might be this kind of great digital camera for travelling.


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