Dominated by Harlech Castle we make our way down to the beach at Harlech, passing by St David’s golf course to our right.
An easy start to the day turning left along the long stretch of beach – steep steps up from the beach, across the railway line and beyond – 112 in total. The path leads onto the main road for a few hundred yards before turning right towards Llandanwg.
We stopped at the Beach cafe and got to know the fat robin and chatted to the cafe owner who was very passionate about the events planned for the “Year of the Sea” in 2018.
It is worth spending time at the little medieval church of St Tanwg. Much of the graveyard is covered in dunes, but some of the gravestones have been rescued dating from the 15C.
Walk across the salt marshes, passing a little harbour eventually reaching a level crossing, workmen were in action, so we followed the path south and then right to a very smart footbridge crossing the river .
From Llanbedr take the road to Shell Island – passing through Llanbedr airfield we reached a concrete walkway across the reed beds, skirting the SSSI dunes of Morfa Dyffryn. There is a concrete path leading through the dunes we were surrounded by dancing reeds as far as the eye could see, quite unnerving as we followed the sort of yellow concrete road through dangerous bogland.
This lead onto the longest stretch of unspoiled beach, deserted apart from us and a couple of jellyfish. No naturists today on the designated beach area – probably a bit nippy in November.
Coming up to the ten mile tracker we started to look for the white and red marker post which would lead us to the broadwalk and into the car parking area in Llanenddwyn