Some refer to Pwllheli as the capital of the Llŷn Peninsula. Two sandy beaches, a marina, an attractive seafront promenade, a coastline golf course and located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), are some of the reason why so many visitors head to Pwllheli every year.
Car park: Beach car park. The Promenade, Pwllheli LL53 5AB
Dogs friendly: There are dog friendly sections well signposted
Awards: Blue Flag
Beach: Sand and shingles
Pwllheli meaning 'salt-water pool' and pronounced Pwlh-hell-ee.
Like many of the towns on the Llŷn Peninsula, Pwllheli is very seasonal. During the summer months it is a vibrant bustling coastal town full of tourists and holidaymakers enjoying the town and its fabulous beaches. Off-season, Pwllheli turns into a quiet, serene and tranquil place - not quite as sleepy as say Aberdaron or Abersoch - most of the independent shops, cafes and restaurants do stay open throughout the year. There is also a very quaint cinema showing mainstream popular films.
Pwllheli harbour is great for bird watching.
There is a boardwalk which allows easy access to the nature reserve and you can often see beautiful swans floating gracefully on the water. Pwllheli is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and regardless of the season, you are in for a treat.
Recommended Pubs & Restaurants:
- Venu restaurant: Station Square, Pwllheli, LL53 5HG --- Tel: 01758 701571
Very contemporary waterfront restaurant, in the corner of Pwllheli Inner Harbour. It has stunning views of the harbour, yachts (and swans). It is usually quiet during the day and week-days but gets very busy on Friday & Saturday nights. Dogs are allowed on the terrace.
- Pen Cob: Station Square, Pwllheli, LL53 5HG --- Tel: 01758 704970
Part of the Weatherspoons pub chain. Like all Weatherspoon pubs it offers a varied and extremely good value food menu. Bangers & mash, Stacked burgers, Fish & chips, Steaks and all the usual pub favourites are available.
- Allports Fish & Chips: Y Maes, Pwllheli, LL53 5HA --- Tel: 01766 512 589
Fish & Chips at its best. A reasonably priced restaurant right next to the take-away, so you can eat your fish & chips in comfort. Look out for the Monday Jazz nights. It starts at 7:30 pm and you do need to book as it gets busy but it is well worth a visit.
- Harvey’s New York Bar & Grill: Y Maes, Pwllheli, LL53 5HA --- Tel: 01758 614400
Opened spring 2018. American style dining with Grilled Steak, Burgers and much more in typical style of a New York Bar & Grill. A family friendly atmosphere and relaxed dining experience.
Abersoch to Pwllheli (PDF)
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