Snowdon Lodge is perfect for traditional North Wales seaside holidays. Visit the local beaches of Black Rock Sands, just 10 minutes away, or take a 30 min drive the to Llyn Peninsula for your pick of beautiful bays, wild expanses of sand and sheltered sandy coves. Many of the coves are ideal for family days on the beach and there are good surf beaches at the local Black Rock Sands and at Hells mouth on the Llyn Peninsula.
Snowdon Lodge is in the village of Tremadog which has a village shop and a couple of pubs. Just 20 minutes walk away is the holiday town of Porthmadog which has a harbour, quirky independent shops and a tiny harbour side museum. The Festiniog Railway starts at Porthmadog and you can take a train ride over the estuary causeway and up into the mountains of Snowdonia. Or ride on the Welsh Highland Railway all the way to Caernarfon.
Other seaside towns to visit are Abersoch and Pwllheli on the Llyn Peninsula where you can watch the sail boats and visit the shops. Or take a charter cruise to explore the local sea life sometimes spotting dolphins and grey seals.
If you fancy getting out an about in the mountains there is a short but thrilling riverside walk along the Aberglaslyn Gorge. You can reach this from Beddgelert, 20 mins drive into the heart of the Snowdonia. Beddgelert is a mountain village with gift shops, great ice creams and cafes and the tumbling river Glasyln. You can visit the grave of Gelert and read the legend that gave the village its name. From the heart of Beddgelert take a 2 mile walk down the Aberglaslyn Gorge, crossing the Welsh Highland Railways and following the edge of this tumbling mountain river. Here are some other short leisure walks on the Snowdonia National Park website.
The Italianate Village of Portmeirion, famous as the setting for The Prisoner TV series, is just the other side of Porthmadog. Here you can walk within the buildings of a scale Italianate coastal village, take a stroll along the estuary footpath, explore the arboretum and take a land train tour of the grounds.
For those looking for North Wales seaside holidays with thrills, especially for the kids, you can visit ZipWorld Bounce Below at Ffestinog, where there are huge trampolines in underground caverns and the longest zip wire in Europe. Or go karting, quad biking or wakeboarding at Glasfryn Parc in Pwllheli.
Inspirations flow out in Snowdonia. The area provides some of the most photographic landscapes in the UK with clear air, mountains, lakes, rivers and the sea. Many painters have been inspired by the beauty of Snowdonia and there are some fantastic sights for bird watching. See birds in their natural habitat on sea cliffs, low lands and high in the mountains, there are Peregrine Falcon’s nesting in the wood next to Snowdon Lodge and around the corner on Tremadog rock face. River, lake and sea fishing is in abundance around the area. Where else can you get sea and mountains within minutes of your base?
All these activities are ideal for North Wales seaside holidays and if you fancy some more adventures have a look at things to do in North Wales.