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One of the busiest market towns in Britain, Pwllheli is one place where you are sure to find a bargain.

At the heart of the Llyn Peninsula Pwllheli is known for its superb marina. With some of the best sailing seas in the UK, Pwllheli claims access to waters including Cardigan Bay, Anglesey and the harbours along the east coast of Ireland.

A leisurely trip on the waters off the Llyn Peninsula allow you to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy the marvellous backdrop of Snowdonia.

The marina
Hafan Pwllheli offers moorings for boats up to eighty feet in length (tel: 01758 701219) and is the only sheltered harbour on the north coast of Cardigan Bay. The formidable coastline has also won an award for being an ‘Area of Outstanding National Beauty’.

If you are not so much a sea person and prefer to keep your feet on the ground then this town is still the place to stay with simple walks along the coast.

Or for those who fancy a more rigorous walk there are gentle climbs up hills like Carn Fadryn, Mynydd Rhiw and Garn Boduan. On a sunny day the views are unmissable with you being able to look across Cardigan Bay or up to Snowdonia.

If a spot of golf is your hobby then venture to the 18 Hole Championship Course in Pwllheli. With the clubhouse close to the coastline you are sure to enjoy the sea breeze as well as the views. You are advised to book in advance (tel: 01758 701644) as this is a popular attraction.

For a simply relaxing holiday the town offers two beaches. South Beach is mostly sand and shingle and stretches out towards Llanbedrog. Or there is Glan-y-mor Beach, the second beach which is quite muddy and boggy with sea weed to tackle at low tide near the harbour mouth but is much sandier further along the beach.

For the youngsters
Children always need a place to run around and let off steam, and the place to go is Glasfryn Parc Wales (tel: 01766 810202) an activity and adventure centre. There are plenty of activities to keep the children entertained throughout the day with go karting, indoor play areas, archery, fishing or ten pin bowling. Look at our North Wales Family Days Guide for the ideal family day out. Or if you would prefer to stay in town there is a small amusement park in the centre.

If you are worrying about something for the teenagers to keep themselves occupied then look no further than Wakestock. It is Europe’s largest wakeboard and music festival which is taking place on 4-6 July this year. With more than 8,000 spectators the Wakestock course in Pwllheli marina challenges the best wakeboard riders to bring their own skills and styles into the festival. For more information visit our Wakestock Festival Page (tel: 01758 710000).

Arts and Culture
Pwllheli is full of history and heritage and there is a chance to learn the Welsh language at the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre (tel: 01758 750334) or just three miles outside Pwllheli is a 15th century Welsh medieval house. Penarth Fawr also has craft centres on site where you can treat yourself to some specialist pottery (tel: 01766 810880).

Continuing on a similar theme Wales’ oldest art gallery Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Gallery is just outside the town on the Llyn Peninsula and is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the art while going for a hot drink in the award winning tea room and craft shop. Look at our review of the gallery or for more information (tel: 01758 740763).

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With activities and attractions for all ages Pwllheli is most definitely a town to suit everybody!

Places to stay in Pwllheli:
Guest Houses
Caravan sites
Self catered accomodation

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How To Get There


Come off the A55 at J9, near Bangor, and head towards Caernarfon on the A487.


Keep on the A487 past Caernarfon, and look for signposts to Porthmadog and Pwllheli.


Turn right onto the A499 just after a village called Llanwnda. This turning will be signposted Pwllheli, which is another 18 miles away.


From mid and south Wales it is possible to pick up the A487 where it joins with the A470.




The closest mainline train station is at Porthmadog,  which is about 13 miles away.



Arriva and Nefyn buses provide regular services around the Llyn Peninsula throughout the summer.


Gwynedd council have published bus timetables for the county here.



Abersoch Cars
24, West End Parade, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5PN
Tel: 07884 455746


Stanway's Taxis Pwllheli
24, West End Parade, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5PN
Tel: 07788 788044

Abersoch Cars
Nythcacwn Bach, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7UD
Tel: 07884 455746

Llanbedrog Taxi
6, Cae'R Efail, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7NR
Tel: 07812 082223


999 Taxis
Bodsela, Llanbedrog, Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7PN
Tel: 01758 740999

CJS Mini Coaches
Llwyn-Du, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7EL
Tel: 01758 710099


Pwllheli Taxis
Celtic House, Y Maes, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5HB
Tel: 01758 613727


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