Gwynfryn is but 1.5 miles from Pwllheli, the main town on the Lleyn Peninsula, which lies south of Anglesey and Caernarfon and west of Snowdon.
Designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty, the 50 miles Heritage coastline of rocky headlands, small sandy or pebbly coves and longer stretches of sandy beaches with coastal walks allows for peace and quiet and numerous water sports. Watch the seals basking on the rocks; see the porpoises frolicking, study the choughs; identify the many varieties of coastal flowers or just relax viewing the blue Snowdonia peaks in the hinterland.
Pwllheli’s blue flag marina, and Abersoch bay provide for all boating enthusiasts, and are venues for national and international events. Take a boat to Bardsey Island where 20,000 saints are reputedly buried and where you will be enveloped by the silence. Try fishing: skin dive, surf board in the swell; take a sailing lesson or just relax on the sandy beaches.
The 18 hole golf courses at Abersoch, Nefyn and Pwllheli, and a 9 hole learners paradise at Penrhos, are all within a 7 mile radius, with Criccieth, Porthmadog, Harlech and Caernarfon clubs all within 7-20 miles – Lleyn truly is a golfer’s paradise!
For historians, there is much to see – walk up to Tre Ceiri (“town of giants”), an iron-age hill fort in the Rival mountains, from where there is a fantastic view of the Peninsula and Snowdonia. The numerous churches and chapels, some dating back to the 7th century; Criccieth Castle dating back to 1230 and added to by Edward 1st, who also built Harlech and Caernarfon castles, designated World Heritage sites.
13 miles away is Snowdonia National Park, where you enter a different land with mountain/forest walks, rock climbing, still more attractions, and five narrow gauge railways. So much to do and see, all within 20 miles!