Morfa Nefyn is situated midway along the north coast of the Lleyn Peninsula, just over a mile away from its sister village Nefyn.

The main attraction of the village is the long sheltered sandy beach, Porth Dinllaen, an almost perfect semi circle with headlands at either end and backed by low cliffs. The beach offers safe bathing, boating and water sports and excellent walks across the beach to the pretty village of Porthdinllaen.  

Archaeologists have dated the remains of Trwyn Dinllaen Iron Age Hill Fort, on the headland to the west, at around 100BC, Morfa Nefyn’s earliest known settlers. A walk along the headland today shows little evidence of their existence, (the Iron Age Fort is obscured by the modern Nefyn Golf Course), but is compensated for by the magnificent views across the bay and towards the mountains of Yr Eifl. The Iron Age settlers certainly knew how to choose their spot!

Morfa Nefyn’s heyday was in the nineteenth century, with coastal trading and fishing being the main industries and the reason for the village’s growth. Speculation persisted in the early part of the century about the possibility of making Morfa Nefyn the gateway port to Ireland, but it narrowly missed out in a government vote, when Holyhead was chosen instead.  

With safe bathing and all amenities to hand, Morfa Nefyn, is an ideal location for families seeking a relaxing, beach based resort and perfect for exploring the Lleyn Peninsula.

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