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Bardsey Island

P | Pwllheli, LL53 9AT, Wales
+44 845 811 2233
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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 days ago
Heather K
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North Wales, United Kingdom
Busy doing nothing

Flat seas put a stop to a weekend of surfing so my wife and I booked a spot on Captain Colin's boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lawrencebeale
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Coedpoeth, 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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P | Pwllheli, LL53 9AT, Wales
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+44 845 811 2233
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Reviewed 4 days 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

1  Thank Heather K
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank lawrencebeale
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank bulletdozer
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Reviewed 13 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

Thank rachael_p1989
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Reviewed 2 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

Thank AhaWigan
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Reviewed 1 September 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

1  Thank T307
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Reviewed 28 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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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

What can I say?! Apart from getting slightly wet on the trip to island (hint: pack waterproofs, tops and bottoms) Bardsey is a beautiful place to visit. We watched seals bask and play, saw a variety of birds and other wildlife, wandered around the coast...More

Thank ladybird1977
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Matt G
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Response from Melon1 | Reviewed this property |
Just by phone I think
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Lizzy A
8 August 2017|
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Response from Ynys Enlli B | Property representative |
Hi, it's easier to walk than cycle as the track is very rough.
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Response from Dianne C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many people swim there. Take advice from inhabitants or regular visitors on the best places.
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