Morfa Nefyn is a small village on Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula, with a long, sandy beach and one of the country’s best seaside pubs. If you want easy access to the rugged coast, mountains and lakes of northwest Wales, Morfa Nefyn holiday cottages have a lot to offer. This traditional fishing community faces north, into the Irish Sea, in the county of Gwynedd, which was recently named as one of the best holiday destinations in the world. The village itself is little more than a scattering of stone cottages, a couple of shops, a chapel and a post office, overlooking a spectacular two-mile sweep of golden sand, sheltered from the sea by a pair of jagged headlands. Fishing boats bob in the natural harbour while Snowdonia's mountains loom in the distance. On the east headland, Ty Coch Inn has appeared in the Top Ten Beach Bars in the World. Enjoy a pint of local ale as the sun sets on the horizon, or at one of the tables next to a roaring fire. Ty Coch serves good food, too, prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients from the fields of Gwynedd.

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Self-catering holidays in Morfa Nefyn are perfectly located for exploring the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula, a green arm of land which reaches into the Irish Sea, with remote, rocky coves, long, sandy beaches, Iron Age hill forts and ancient fishing villages. 30-miles long and roughly eight miles wide, the peninsula is wonderfully undeveloped and a paradise for walking, surfing, cycling and wildlife-watching. Welsh is still widely spoken here, making a holiday cottage in Morfa Nefyn a great choice for visitors who want to experience the country’s distinctive culture. Morfa Nefyn has a rich maritime heritage and was the spot where Edward I celebrated his conquest over Wales in 1284. To delve into the area’s fascinating history, visit the Llŷn Historical and Maritime Museum at St Mary’s Church, in Nefyn.