Last Sunday was a beautiful sunny day so we headed to Pwllheli beach.
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
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.