The bustling market town of Pwllheli lies on southern coast of the Llyn Peninsula and is known for its excellent beach, sailing and watersports centre and wonderful marina. It’s the perfect location for family cottage holidays and those looking for plenty of activities.
Pwllheli is a traditional seaside town with south-facing, safe sandy beaches that are suitable for swimming, with many awarded the prestigious European Blue Flag status. There is an attractive promenade with a play area and amusement arcade for the children.
The open-air market sets up stalls in the town centre twice a week during the summer, and there are plenty of independent shops and boutiques to explore as well as traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants, whether you are looking for fish and chips or the local speciality hand-made Welsh ice-cream.
Pwllheli is famous for its attractive marina and fine sailing facilities. A leisurely boat trip will allow you to take in the spectacular scenery including the mountains of Snowdonia. You can also sail to Bardsey, a nature reserve where grey seals bask on rocks and rare sea birds nest each spring.
If you prefer to remain on dry land, you can while away an hour or two watching the boats, before heading off on a coastal walk. There is also a 18-hole golf course close to the sea where you can enjoy panoramic views of Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay.
For a great family day out, visit Glasfryn Park activity and adventure centre; here you’ll find skating, bowling, fishing, karting and archery to keep the family entertained, whilst younger children can let off steam in the indoor soft play area.
For a traditional seaside holiday close to some of the most attractive countryside in Wales, search for Pwllheli holiday cottages today.