The Beach Guide

Pwllheli Beach

Pwllheli Beach - Gwynedd

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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.

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Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 1st April to 30th September.

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    LL53 5PG

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    SH 3639 3392

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