The waters off the Llyn Peninsula, which combine moderate tidal and sea conditions with varied patterns of winds, offer spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia mountains and the rugged coastline. The Llyn Peninsula is very different to the rest of Wales, the weather is often different (usually better!) and so is the landscape.
Welcome to Pwllheli the unofficial capital of The Llyn Peninsula, in Northwest Wales. The Llyn Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty, Pwllheli is an ideal base to explore this area, as well as nearby Snowdonia, Anglesey and the western coast of Wales. Pwllheli is a busy market town with a weekly market on Wednesday in Y Maes town square. You’ll also find in the town centre a good variety shops for everything you need. The town is full of seaside charm. If you fancy something to eat, a snack, cake, lunch or dinner, Pwllheli has it all in terms of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Pwllheli has two beaches. South Beach, which has been awarded the Blue Flag Award for clean sands and waters. South Beach stretches from Gimblet Rock, across the promenade in front of the house and up to towards Llanbedrog.
Glan-y-mor is the other beach at Pwllheli and is located at the rear of the marina. The beach runs for 3 miles towards Pen-y-chain headland, which is the site of the Haven Holiday Camp. You will find a lot of sailing craft using this area for launching dinghies and craft.
Llanbedrog is only 4 miles away from Pwllheli and contains an amazing Victorian Gothic mansion house Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, with beautifuly gardens, exhibitions and a tearoom.
7 miles away is one of Wales top sailing venues. About 7 miles in the opposite direction brings you to Llanystumdwy, just outside Criccieth, the childhood home and burial place of Lloyd George. Porthmadog is 14 miles to the east of Pwllheli and is truly the gateway to Llyn, and has a picturesque harbour and lots of shops.