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Bardsey Island

P | Pwllheli, LL53 9AT, Wales
+44 845 811 2233
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The day trip made my year!

We travelled to Bardsey Island with Colin the Island boat service skipper. We were lucky enough to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
HillyHelly
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Exeter, United Kingdom
One on The Bucket List !

We stayed at the Observatory, and the price includes the ferry crossing. Both Colin , who is the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Heather K
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

We travelled to Bardsey Island with Colin the Island boat service skipper. We were lucky enough to see hundreds of puffins as well as shearwaters, gannets, razorbills and fulmars. The island is such a beautiful place to visit in summer as it is ablaze with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Observatory, and the price includes the ferry crossing. Both Colin , who is the ferry man , and Alicia were both welcoming and efficient in their service. One is greeted by a Quad type bike on the Island. Luggage taken to...More

4  Thank Heather K
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Flat seas put a stop to a weekend of surfing so my wife and I booked a spot on Captain Colin's boat to Bardsey. Whilst the rest of the UK baked we froze under the sea mist that shrouded the island. It didn't dampen the...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Finding the quay where the boat came in on the mainland was the hardest part as there are no signs, but once on board it was a fabulous day. Our captain Colin was friendly and informative and within about 20 minutes we were on the...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! What a joy! What a day! What a journey! Bardsey Island lived up to every expectation. Our trip began with a set of fantastic instructions about the location of the car park. Colin’s website is as trustworthy as his boat (very trustworthy). Our journey...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Me and my wife have been visiting the Lyn peninsula for around 30 years, initially with our young family and latterly with various combinations of them with partners etc. We have meant to visits Bardsey Island on numerous occasions but finally did it last May...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

After completing the 134 mile North Wales Pilgrims walk we were looking forward to the boat trip out to Bardsey and were't disappointed . We had an amazing day there in beautiful sunny weather. Colin the boatman was great , full of useful information ,...More

Thank Jo H
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We finally made it to Bardsey on our third attempt (the crossing is often cancelled due to windy weather) and couldn't have asked for a better day, wall to wall sunshine and calm sea. Smooth crossing thanks to Colin the boatman's sturdy boat, arriving in...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I visited this place bank holiday, having booked the boat well in advance. As luck would have it, the weather was superb, and the plan was to walk the island. It's about 5.5 - 6 miles if you do as much as time will allow,...More

1  Thank Ian L
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Although I have travelled to Bardsey on two previous occasions, this being my third attempt to get over to the island this year due to high tide and strong winds I finally made the crossing this week and it was so worth the wait. Special...More

Thank Jill_Prior
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Just by phone I think
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Hi, it's easier to walk than cycle as the track is very rough.
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Yes, many people swim there. Take advice from inhabitants or regular visitors on the best places.
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