The steep hills that make up Yr Eifl tumble sharply down to the sea near the village of Trefor (Sea Town). The deep scars upon the north face of the hill bear evidence of granite quarrying, probably the reason for Trefor’s existence. For Trefor was once a bustling port, exporting Trefor Quality Granite, to all four corners of the world.
Today’s Trefor is quieter, a tranquil coastal village, an ideal place to relax and let the stresses of modern life slip away. The once busy piers are still there, but are nowadays used for more sedate activities, such as angling, scuba diving and the perennially popular pursuit of pier jumping. There are several beaches too, some sandy, some rocky and a pebbly beach to the west, all with safe bathing and perfect for whiling away the hours.
To appreciate Trefor at its best though, you’ll need to walk, for Trefor is the meeting place of mountain and sea and to view the dramatic Cliff scenery takes a little worthwhile effort. Look out for seals too; a large colony of these friendly inquisitive creatures, considers this stretch of coastline to be their home. Or if possible, take a boat, to really appreciate the cliffs, the hidden coves, the caves and the isolated beaches.
The natural beauty and peacefulness of the area makes Trefor a desirable destination, for those visitors seeking to get away from it all and for recharging those batteries. Trefor is also a convenient base for exploring the Lleyn Peninsula and further afield in Gwynedd.