North Wales Seaside Holidays

Inspirations flow out in Snowdonia. The clear air, mountains, lakes, rivers, and the sea provide some of the most photographic landscapes in the UK. The beauty of Snowdonia inspires many painters and there are some fantastic sights for bird watching. See birds in their natural habitat on sea cliffs, lowlands, and in the mountains. There are even Peregrine Falcons nesting in the wood next to Snowdon Lodge and on the local Tremadog rock face. River, lake, and sea fishing is in abundance around the area and is an unmissable experience for those on North Wales seaside holidays.  Stay at Snowdon Lodge, where you get sea and mountains within minutes of your base.

The seaside

Snowdon Lodge is perfect for traditional North Wales seaside holidays. Just 10 minutes away you’ll find the local beaches of Black Rock Sands. Alternatively, drive 30 minutes to the Llyn Peninsula for your pick of beautiful bays. Here you will find diverse beaches, some with wild expanses of sand and others as sheltered sandy coves. Many of the coves are ideal for family days on the beach or check out Black Rock Sands and Hells Mouth on the Llyn Peninsula for great surf beaches.

The Llyn Peninsula is home to other seaside towns, Abersoch and Pwllheli, where you can watch the sailboats and visit the shops. Or take a charter cruise to explore the local sea life sometimes spotting dolphins and grey seals.

Just the other side of Porthmadog is the Italianate Village of Portmeirion, famous as the setting for The Prisoner TV series. 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.

The mountains

If you fancy getting out and 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, 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 you can take a 2 mile walk down the Aberglaslyn Gorge. This walk crosses the Welsh Highland Railways and follows the edge of a tumbling mountain river.  Here are some other short leisure walks on the Snowdonia National Park website.

Just 20 a minute’s walk away is the holiday town of Porthmadog, which has a harbour, harbourside museum, and quirky independent shops.. 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.

The adventure

For those looking for North Wales seaside holidays with thrills, especially for the kids, you can visit ZipWorld Bounce Below at Ffestinog. There you’ll find huge trampolines in underground caverns and the longest zip wire in Europe. Or find go karting, quad biking, or wakeboarding at Glasfryn Parc in Pwllheli.


Snowdon Lodge is located in the village of  Tremadog which has a village shop and a couple of pubs. And as you’ve read, it is surrounded by adventures and activities. Find out more about things to do on North Wales seaside holidays here.