Friday, 12 July 2013

Ty Coch declared the third best beach bar in the world!

Morfa Nefyn's famous pub, the Ty Coch Inn, has come third in a list of the best beach bars in the world, compiled by the holiday company Cheapflights. The list includes locations in Jamaica and Australia, so it's a real measure of the Ty Coch's charm that it could compete with such sunny climes!

Landlady Briony MacMillan, 61, said: "I was surprised and thrilled - it's a nice accolade to have.

The Ty Coch (or Red House in English) began life as a vicarage in 1823 before it opened as an inn in 1842 for shipbuilders from the nearby harbour.
It can only be reached by walking nearly a mile across the beach or across a golf course on top of the headland.

To give you an idea of the kind of places the Ty Coch was up against, here is the top ten list:

  1. Pelican Bar, Negril, Jamaica
  2. Badeschiff, Berlin, Germany
  3. Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen, Wales
  4. The Beach Pavilion, Hayman Island, Australia
  5. Tabon Te Keekee, North Tarawa, Kiribati
  6. Barasti, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  7. The Watering Hole, Cornwall, England
  8. Flora-Bama Lounge, Pensacola, Florida, United States
  9. Purobeach, Tivat, Montenegro
  10. Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town, South Africa

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the useful information! I am looking to travel to Cape Town. Now that the cape town water shortage is no longer in effect, I am excited to visit!