|Aberdyfi and the surrounding area
Aberdovey boasts some of the finest beaches in Britain with four miles of golden sand-dune backed shoreline running north to Tywyn. The championship links golf course lies to the landward side of the dunes. The beaches are popular with sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and fishermen while the estuary attracts a wide range of watersports enthusiasts.
You don't need to travel too far from Aberdovey to find a different world - that of spectacular mountain and valley scenery. The peaks of the Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy ranges are within easy reach and are complimented by the charm of the Dovey and Dysynni valleys nearby. An ideal area for walkers, climbers and wildlife watchers.
Aberdyfi is famous in Welsh folk legend as being the nearest place on dry land to Cantre'r Gwaelod (the hundred towns of the deep)- a province that was flooded when the prince in charge of the dams and dykes keeping out the sea got blind drunk and left the sea-gates open during a storm. The well-known song 'The Bells of Aberdyfi' became popular during the last century in the music halls and is still popular during sing-songs in Welsh pubs today.
Aberdyfi is also well known for golf and all water-sports, the history of which can be appreciated at the Outward Bound Sailing Museum. There are picturesque gardens and shaded walks aplenty at the Plas Penhelig Gardens which has an abundance of mature trees, water gardens, heather's and woodland wild flowers.