Ty Coch Inn

DSC00507Okay, this activity is really stretching the term ‘adventure’, however anything rated as one of the top ten beach bars in the world is worth a visit!

The charm of it is that you can’t drive there, you either walk through the golf course above or the preferred option is to walk along the beach from Morfa Nefyn.

We were camping at Tir Bach, a few miles away, so I ran to the National Trust car park at Morfa Nefyn using the Welsh coastal path to meet the rest of the family – a lovely way to start the day, running along the coast looking right out to sea (and no wind or rain!)

My kids loved this mini adventure especially as it involved paddling and building sandcastles.  It’s a shallow safe bay so child friendly, the views are gorgeous and dogs are welcome too!

The food at the Ty Coch Inn is way overpriced (£9 for a Panini!!!) however you pay for the location. My recommendation would be – if you can’t bear to pay that much for a warm sandwich – take a picnic, sit on the sand next to the pub and sample a couple of their beverages.  Gareth loved the Belguim beer and I certainly enjoyed the bottled cider,  it’s been a while since I sat on a beach in the middle of the day and drank an ice cold cider – what a treat.

I’d be tempted to go again in the middle of the winter and have a windswept journey to the pub and be warmed up by a hot toddie. Whilst I love a beach in the middle of the summer, I love them even more on a stormy winters day.

They regularly have live music, so an evening there and a night walk back along the beach sounds even more exciting (and something I regularly did in Western Australia, so holds some nostalgia for me). A visit again soon is in order.

A note about the Tir Bach campsite – if you can, go this summer as Mrs Cartwright is in her 90’s and still singlehandedly runs the campsite.  This is her last season as she has decided to retire.  This campsite is one of the the loveliest I have ever stayed at. We were only one of four camping groups there, and all the other three have been going there regularly for years.

It’s camping in the purest sense.  A field with a view, direct access to a tiny beach, basic but spotless facilities.  Cheap, with an owner who genuinely loves where she lives and loves sharing it with campers.

A pure gem of a campsite, go there while you still can!

Cost:– as much or as little as you want to spend
Logistical ease:– Simple
Adventure rating:- *, although my kids would have rated it a lot higher! A great family day out

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