Pwllheli Beach

Pwllheli is the unofficial capital of the Lleyn Peninsula, with two beaches and an attractive seafront promenade.

South Beach is a shingle beach that stretches from Gimblet Rock along the promenade and around towards Llanbedrog.
Glan-y-Mor is located at the back of the marina, starting off a little muddy around the harbour, but soon becoming sandy and running for three miles all the way to the Penychain headland.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are not allowed on a small section of the beach in front of the promenade from 1st April to 30th September. The rest of the beach is dog-friendly all year.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Water skiing
  • Wind surfing


  • Shop

Nearest town



LL53 5PG

OS grid ref.

SH 3729 3412

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag Award

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