3rd Best Beach Bar in the World, here in Wales
Published: Sunday 14th Jul 2013
Written by: Llion Pughe
The Ty Coch Inn, based at Porthdinllaen on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales has been voted the third best beach bar in the world – beaten only by bars in Jamaica and Berlin.
According to a survey by travel website cheapflights.co.uk, Ty Coch (Welsh for Red House) rated higher than spots in the Caribbean and Australia, Costa del Sol and the South of France.
The remote pub on the Llyn Peninsula enjoys views across the Irish Sea to The Rivals and has a sandy beach immediately outside its front door. Built in 1823, it started life as a vicarage before it was opened as an inn in 1842 to feed the hungry and thirsty shipbuilders who worked in the small harbour.
To get to the pub, you can either follow the mile long route from Morfa Nefyn via the sandy beach or cross a golf course on top of the headland. A visit the third best pub in the world can also be complemented by a stay at a Best of Wales holiday cottage on the Llyn Peninsula – a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.