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“Lovely walking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dinas Dinlle

Dinas Dinlle
off A499, Caernarfon, Wales
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Caernarfon
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely walking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

15 minutes west of Caernarvon off the Pwllheli Road. Beautiful beach and dune walks, very popular with families, dog walkers and photographers. You can park as soon as you reach Dinas-large free parks on left of road opposite clutch of small cafes and beach shops. Either turn left and walk up the iron-age fort of Dinas, or right for a flat [wheelchair friendly] 1 mile 'promenade'..

Alternatively drive straight on for a mile or so and park on the ample rough ground off on the left. just before the road bears right. From there walk along super wide [tide out] beach or dunes towards Caernarvon and as far as the ex-Royal Navy Napoleonic-era harbour and fort of Fort Belan. Privately owned for holiday lets and like a costume movie film set this is a hidden time-warp gem complete with cannon. Unmissable.

Third option is to stay in the car, take the right bend of the road and visit the air museum of Caernarvon airport. If you do the dune walks you will be buzzed by light aircraft and microlights all day. Great for the kids.

Lovely day out whatever option you take, the scenery is stunning with the Lelyn heading off west , the beaches of Anglesey to the right and Snowdonia forming a dramatic backdrop.

Visited May 2013
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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“Whats not to like, especially for kids.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Miles of beautiful sand, Snowdon as your backdrop, views along the Peninsula and over to Anglesey, loads of free parking and a few cafes/toilets to ensure a really great day out.

If you like beaches and great scenery then this is the place. In Winter it's also a lovely place to walk when Snowdonia is shrouded in cloud or covered in Snow.

Visited May 2013
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed in a caravan nearby and enjoyed walks on the beach, a coffee in the the larger cafe/restaurant and the coastal walk up the hill. I lovely place to visit, perhaps better in the summer (we went over Easter and found that not everything was open). Free parking and a little children's park which is always a bonus..

Visited April 2013
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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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“Dinas Dinlle”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is half an Iron Age fortress on the seashore; the rest has been washed away by the sea.
It has connections with the ancient Welsh legends of the Mabinogion, so expect to hear on a foggy day the sounds off shore of an advancing fleet, the clash of armour, the creak of oars....and read the story.
The seashore is good on a warm day, plenty of sand for castle-building. But distinctly cool in the prevailing south-westerly wind.

Visited May 2012
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Lovely Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Love this beach! Grab an ice cream at one end... and walk all the way to the other side where you can find the local airport and its lovely museum/cafe. Plenty of food choices (seasonal) and a great little park. It's a must if you're staying in the local area.

Visited April 2013
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