Things to do

Explore the Cambrian Coast by train

The Cambrian Train Line runs all along the coast and it is truly breathtaking. Amazingly for its size, Aberdyfi has two train stations, one at either end of the village, Aberdyfi to the west and Penhellig to the east. It takes less than 10 minutes to walk down to Aberdyfi train station from Seaview Cottage.

Travel north to Barmouth, Harlech and the Llyn pennisular or south back to the vibrant market town of Machynlleth with its boutique shops and Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  

You could never be bored in this part of Wales...

Go walking

Seaview Cottage is located on the coastal footpath - walk along the coast or north up to Panoramic road with its incredible panoramic views of the estuary.    

Further afield, the spectacular Dyfi valley was made a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2009 and Cadr Idris, the most southerly mountain in the Snowdonia Mountain Range is only 30 minutes' drive away.      

Sea-based activities

There's something for everyone in Aberdyfi:

  • day fishing trips
  • learn to sail
  • canoeing 
  • paddle boarding 
  • swimming - join Aberdyfi Swim 
  • or just have a paddle!

Go Crabbing


This is one of the must do activities for children visiting Aberdyfi. They will happily pass hours sitting on the jetty waiting for a crab to bite.  The local shops sell all that you need to give crabbing a go.

Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway is the world’s first preserved steam railway.  Ride past streams and waterfalls, through a remote and beautiful valley in the Merioneth mountains oozing Celtic mystery – and discover an amazing, timeless landscape

Go biking 

Panoramic Road on the hills behind Aberdyfi is perfect for mountain bikers and is one of the many mountain biking routes in this great cycling region. You can hire bikes hire at Dolgellau Cycles with a drop off service if required.  

More dedicated cyclists can take part in two local road races: check out the annual Aberdovey Bike Ride from Wolverhampton to Aberdovey/Aberdyfi or The outstanding Cambrian Coast Sportive

Play a round of golf 

Aberdyfi's link golf course is traditional golfing at its best.   Located behind the dunes on Aberdyfi beach is easily accessible.  

Find out more at Aberdovey Golf Club