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For generations Aberdovey (Aberdyfi) has entertained visitors who come to this spectacular part of Wales. The reason for it’s popularity are not hard to find.

Outdoor activities around and include building sand castles on the golden sandy beach or the excitement of crabbing from the pier.

At the other end of the spectrum you can enjoy mountain climbing, hill walking and mountain biking on some of the most challenging, scenic and rewarding places in the United Kingdom.

For those who enjoy water sports, Aberdovey offers a fantastic choice including sailing, canoeing, surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing.

Finally for golf enthusiasts Aberdovey Golf Club is ranked in the UK’s top 100 courses.

If you prefer to do things at a more leisurely pace, then hop aboard the Cambrian Coast Railway, where you can enjoy spectacular scenery from the comfort of your seat. The line runs through Aberdovey all the way to Pwllheli on the Lleyn Peninsula or going in the opposite direction alongside the beautiful Dovey estuary to Machynlleth. The station is just across the road from Cartref.

There are also many Narrow Gauge Steam Railways in the area the nearest being the Talyllyn Railway in Tywyn. Wales is famous for it’s castles, with Castell-y-Bere and Harlech Castle close by.

You can also visit the craft workshops at the Corris Craft Centre, enjoy an exciting underground adventure at King Arthur’s Labyrinth, or the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) that pioneers green technology.

Birdwatchers can visit the RSPB Ynys-hir Bird Reserve, Dyfi Osprey Project, and the Red Kite Centre.

When it’s time to sit down, relax and have something to eat or drink there are many options: cosy tea rooms and coffee shops, traditional seaside fish & chips, convivial public houses offering lunch & dinner to top quality restaurants providing fine wine & dining options.

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Attractions / Activities / Amenities In Aberdyfi

Aberdovey Breaks
Booking agents for various activities
07949 457923
Aberdovey Sailing
RYA recognised sailing tuition/courses
01654 767301
Aberdyfi Bowling Club
Bowling Green, putting, tennis
01654 767874
18 hole Championship Course
01654 767493
Aberdyfi Golf Club Professional
PGA Professional Golf Coach
01654 767493
Celtic Longboat weekly rowing
Adrenalin Antics
Adventurous antics for everyone!
01654 767130
Adventure Camps
Activities and camping adventures
07960 584861
Kitesurfing and kitebuggying tuition
07947 526678
Club and facilities for sailors
01654 767640
Donkey rides through the sand-dunes
07717 020344
Kitesurf Wales
For tuition in any kite powered sports
01654 791216
Literary Institute
Reading room and meeting rooms
01654 767164
"Bilko" (Chris Pritchard)
Charter fishing trips
07779 073651
"Mikatcha" (Charlie Bartlett)
Charter fishing trips
01654 710869
Shows, exhibitions, functions (hire)
01654 767251
Outward Bound Wales
Outdoor pursuits based courses
01654 767464

Attractions / Activities / Amenities Nearby

Mainline rail travel along stunning coastline
0871 200 2233
Narrow gauge steam railway
01654 710472
Dysynni Valley Cycles, Tywyn
Cycle hire, service and accessories
01654 710055
Halo Foods, Tywyn
Honey ice cream and factory shop
01654 711171
Laser Fun Wales, Tywyn and area
Laser shooting fun for groups of all ages
07480 930983
Magic Lantern Cinema, Tywyn
Historic, independent cinema
01654 710260
Plas Talgarth Health & Leisure Club, Pennal
Swimming pools, sauna, gym and more
01654 700023
Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Slate mine tour and exhibition
01766 830306
Birdrock Cycle Hire, Llanegryn
Mountain bikes, children’s bikes
01654 712193
Talyllyn Lake, Tynycornel Hotel, Talyllyn
Kayak hire
01654 782282
Talyllyn Lake, Tynycornel Hotel, Talyllyn
Mountain bike hire
01654 782282
Talyllyn Lake, Tynycornel Hotel, Talyllyn
Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout Fishing
01654 782282
Variety of events at a former Welsh chapel
01654 761312
Working community & exhibition
01654 702400
Craft village + shops/attractions
01654 761584
Explore an abandoned Welsh slate mine
01654 761244
Underground storytelling adventure
01654 761584
Osprey nesting site and visitor centre
01654 781414
RSPB bird reserve
01654 700222
Meirion Mill, Dinas Mawddwy
Woolen mill and shop
01650 531311
Narrow gauge steam railway
01341 250362
Beiciau Madian Quads, Penegoes
Quad bikes and lasersport
01654 702746
Dovey Valley Clay Shooting, Llanwrin
Clay pigeon shooting
01650 511252
Bwlch Gwyn Trekking Centre, Fairbourne
Pony trekking
01341 250107
Portmeirion, Porthmadog
Italianite village & pottery centre
01766 771331