Aberdovey (or Aberdyfi to use the correct Welsh pronunciation) is a perfect destination for a self catering cottage escape in Wales. It is a delightfully charming seaside harbour town with award winning beaches in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. Aberdovey nestles within the Snowdonia National Park at the mouth of the Dovey Estuary. Stay in an Aberdovey holiday home and you can choose between spending days relaxing on the beach, enjoying a wide range of water sports or walking in the magnificent mountains and valley's of Snowdonia.

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Pack a picnic and head for the beach at Tywyn a 4-mile long stretch of golden sand backed by big sand dunes. Tywyn is also the starting point for the Talyllyn Railway, one of the many 'Little Trains of Wales', that being delight to thousands of visitors every year.

In addition to its award winning beaches, Aberdovey is something of a mecca for waterports enthusiasts. You can easily spend a week on the water fishing, sailing, surfing, rowing, canoeing, kite surfing or simply enjoying a more genteel trip up the Dovey Estuary in a motorboat which departs from the harbour. There are plenty of regattas every summer in which to participate or watch from the comfort of a deckchair on the beach.

There are plenty of walks to enjoy in the area, ranging from a gentle saunter around the harbourside, Talyllyn Lake or the Dolgoch Falls, through to more strenuous days out up the Cader Idris or Mount Snowdon (which can also be ascended by steam train). Golf enthusiasts will enjoy a day out with a round or two in some wonderful courses within easy reach of Aberdovey.