44 South Snowdon Wharf, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, North Wales                     
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Our son has written his own page about the things he likes to do when we are staying in the house, so if you would like a childs view please click here.

Well it is an activity!! We are often asked for information on places to eat so the list below is provided without prejudice and is only our personal opinion. (Takeaway menus are left at the house)
Golden Fleece Tremadog 01766 512421. Popular pub that does good food so get there early if you want a table. There is also a Bistro upstairs which you can book, a bit more expensive but still reasonable and very family friendly. 
Old Bakery Bistro 01766 514625 Very popular and you need to book well in advance. It is not cheap but the food is very very good.
Passage to India 01766 512144 Good Indian takeaway, you can eat in although it is a busy takeaway so you can feel a bit overun by the queue. Note the food is well coloured which is why there is a plastic cloth for the table at the house.
Fish and Chip Shop Very good, turn right at the crossroads by Woolworths.
Festiniog Railway Restaurant Spooners Just on the doorstep and very good reasonably priced pub grub (my husband says the beer is good too) 
Yr Wylan on the high street opposite the post office. We have never been here but have heard good reports.
Little Bamboo House Chinese restaurant on the high street. In the interest of research we tried this out and wished we had not, it was quite pricey and not very good. To be fair this was in February so it may be better later in the season.  

From experience fun can be had fishing for bass and flat fish from the corner of the quay outside the house. Rag and lug worms can be dug in the mud opposite Ffestiniog railway station at low tide. There is a good tackle shop in the high street called "The Fisherman"
Fishing in Wales      Angling Wales    

Much fun can be had in this sheltered harbour messing about in boats.
There is a private slipway on the site for launching into the harbour. Suitable for canoeing, inflatables, and small sailing boats.

One of our favourite walks is across the sand banks at low tide, if you time it right you could walk all the way to Portmeirion. On dry land there are many walks local to Porthmadog and a book of local walks as well as Ordnance Survey maps are kept in the House. For the more adventurous Snowdonia beckons. 

There are always plenty of wildfowl on the sand bank opposite the house for example oyster catchers, curlews, redshanks and cormorants. A bird book is in the house to help you identify them. Bring your binoculars!
Mountain Biking 
Sounds like hard work to me but if it is for you here are some useful links.
Cycle Hire     Mountain Bike Routes
Modern sports centre in Porthmadog with 25 metre pool, fitness centre and squash courts.
The Lleyn Peninsula has some beautiful unspoilt and varied beaches. At Morfa Bychan there is a small sand and pebble beach, 2 miles of sand at Black Rock sands and for surfers Hells Mouth, the name says it all. 
Beach guide  Surf Guide

Pony Trekking 
We have never tried this but here are some links that may be useful.
Snowdonia Riding Stables

There are several golf course within easy reach, the links(no pun intended!) below take you to each course's site for more detailed information.
Porthmadog   Abersoch   Nefyn   Pwllheli

Kite Flying 
There is a large sandbank opposite the house at low tide on to which you can walk  (you may need wellies), this is ideal for many forms of kiting, probably not buggying as the sand is soft in places. 
There are panoramic estuary and mountain views from the lounge and balcony which change all the time with the tide and sun, just around the corner is the harbour and Ffestiniog Railway. The mountains and valleys of Snowdonia are close at hand. 

The Coliseum Cinema is located at the far end of the high street.
Information  01766 512108

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