Aberdovey/Aberdyfi is a charming little seaside resort that inspires
The village is a popular spot but only with those in the
know. Aberdovey’s fans never shout too
loudly about it, preferring to keep the village to themselves.
It’s not difficult to understand why they’re so
protective. All the classic ingredients
of a small, unhurried seaside village are here with family-friendly sands,
picturesque stone harbour and jetty, yachts bobbing in the water, seafront pubs
and bay-windowed houses washed in pastel shades.
But it is the extras – or in some cases the lack of them
that are the making of Aberdovey. The
village’s simplicity is its main draw.
There are shops selling bucket and spades, clothes, arts and crafts and delicious
homemade ice cream, but that’s about it.
Then you must add the location. The seafront squeezes on to a narrow shelf of
land between beach and mountain. Some of
Wales’s greenest hillside spill down onto the rooftops, while around the corner
there is the stunning Dovey estuary, a delicious blend of woodland, dune and
golden sand backed by the wild Cambrian Mountains.
Aberdovey is stuck in a genteel time warp. It is a place of
simple pleasures, served up with understated charm.
You will find that
life in the village ticks along quite nicely all year.
Summer brings the visitor looking for a relaxing family
seaside holiday. Out of season you will
find an entirely different village, with deserted beaches and mountains where
you can walk for miles without seeing another person.
Regular Aberdovey visitors also know its secrets. Thrill
seekers find one of the best wind and kite surfing locations in Britain. The mountains surrounding Aberdovey have vast
open walking spaces, some of the best mountain bike routes in the UK and
challenging climbing on the nearby Cader Idris mountain range.
Hopefully one day you will discover the discreet charms of
Aberdovey, Wales’ best-kept secret
Fancy mountain biking around Aberdovey? Please see our video below: