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Bardsey Island

| Pwllheli, LL53 9AT, Wales
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Another Enlli Cracker

My third stay, take the time to look at staying on the island. There are options - you can have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jacquleine H
perfect day

caught boat at porth meudwy nr.aberdaron and crossed over to bardsey spent just over 4hrs there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bardsey Island lies about 2 miles (3 kilometers) across Bardsey Sound of the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. Visit for the day of for the week in our self catering accommodation. The island is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and, at its widest point, it is just over half a mile (1 kilometer) across. The island mountain rises to a height of 167 meters and the whole island has a surface area of 180 hectares, most of which is farmland. The island was purchased by the Bardsey Island Trust in 1979 and is managed by the Trust with advice from Natural Resources Wales and CADW. The island is designated a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is in the Lleyn Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Saif Ynys Enlli tua 2 filltir (3 cilomedr) ar draws Swnt Enlli o Benrhyn Llŷn, Gogledd Cymru. Dewch am y dydd, neu aroswch am wythnos yn un o'n tai hunan ddarpar. Mae'r ynys yn 1.5 milltir (2.5 cilomedr) o hyd ac, ar ei man lletaf, mae'n chydig dros hanner milltir (1 cilomedr) ar draws. Mae Mynydd Enlli yn codi i uchder o 167 metr ac mae arwynebedd o 180 hectar i'r ynys i gyd, y rhan fwyaf ohono yn cael ei amaethu. Prynwyd yr ynys gan Ymddiriedolaeth Ynys Enlli ym 1979 ac fe'i rheolir gan yr Ymddiriedolaethgyda chyngor Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru a CADW. Dynodwyd yr ynys yn Warchodfa Natur Genedlaethol, yn Safle o Ddiddordeb Gwyddonol Arbennig ac mae o fewn Ardal o Harddwch Naturiol Eithriadol Pen Llŷn. Byddem yn hoffi diolch i Gyfoeth Naturiol Cymru am gyfrannu at y swydd cynorthwyydd haf ar yr ynys sy'n galluogi ni i ddarparu gwybodaeth i ymwelwyr ac i ddod â newyddion rheolaidd o'r ynys i chi drwy ein tudalennau gwe, Facebook a Twitter
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“boat trip” (12 reviews)
“old school” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Pwllheli, LL53 9AT, Wales

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Reviewed yesterday

My third stay, take the time to look at staying on the island. There are options - you can have your own but and ben, something size wise to suit just you or big enough to have with friends and family. We had Nant this...More

Thank Jacquleine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

caught boat at porth meudwy nr.aberdaron and crossed over to bardsey spent just over 4hrs there, beautiful sunny day, lots of seals to watch & listen to,walked round island and up hill.On leaving the island we went around the cliffs by boat to look at...More

3  Thank xfred2017
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A round trip of 230 miles in one day was certainly worth the effort. Colin knew my grandson James and I were making this trip especially to see the puffins, so we were blessed with calm sea and absolutely blue sky for our visit on...More

2  Thank fidgin
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Superb day. We went over on our boat with our three very well behaved Labradors. We have always gone ashore in a dingy and let our dogs have a little run around on the shore below high tide. We don't leave any mess and then...More

2  Thank simonnhardy
BardseyIslandTrust, Front Office Manager at Bardsey Island, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for leaving a review and it's wonderful to hear you return to the island so regularly which obviously has such an important place in your family's history. As Bardsey is a SSSI and a National Nature Reserve, dogs are not allowed on the...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Have just come back from a wonderful and amazing week with my family. We stayed at Ty Nesaf. This is a Heaven on Earth with beautiful, mountain, landscape views, amazing lighthouse and nature. Weather was excellent, crossing boat with captain Colin was also great experience...More

Thank Agata S
BardseyIslandTrust, Front Office Manager at Bardsey Island, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

We're please to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tŷ Nesaf. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Pick yourself a decent day and book in advance with the Bardsey Island boat trip. There is a free car park 10 minutes walk from the slipway at Porth Meudwy,post code LL53 8DA. The island is mainly flat with good walking paths but there is...More

1  Thank Ron P
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Have just come back from A few days volunteering on Enlli. The houses are full of character and charm and the residents are lovely. We stayed in Carreg Bach which has amazing views over the sea. Had the best time. Excited to go back.

Thank Gwenllian D
BardseyIslandTrust, Front Office Manager at Bardsey Island, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you so much for volunteering, we appreciate your help very much. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Walked most of the island, including the top of Bardsey mountain...what views. Back to the harbour with 45mins to spare before Colin picked us up, were entertained by dozens of seals and their pups. Thought it was quite expensive to cross but worth every penny.

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 3 October 2016

small cottage with crogloft bedroom. steep ladder to low ceiling loft.Amazing view over the Irish Sea, stunning sunsets. Small compact kitchen with everything you need. Not the best place to stay if you are unsteady on your feet or VERY tall! Outside composting toilet, no...More

3  Thank linapinapw
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What an amazing trip! A massive `thank you` to Colin Evans for a fantastic crossing, a real larger than life character and great fun. Made my wife`s day as he carried her to the shore! When visiting North Wales this is one of the `must...More

4  Thank Gordon T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a toilet in Hendy House? I shall be staying there for a week end of May.
16 May 2017|
Response from BardseyIslandTrust | Property representative |
Hendy has a composting toilet which is located outdoors. We hope you enjoy your stay.
Zoe O
Is there any toilet facilities
13 April 2017|
Response from linapinapw | Reviewed this property |
There is a public composting toilet.