Pwllheli is a seaside resort and town on the south coast of the Llyn Peninsula in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. The bustling little town is the unofficial capital of the Llyn and the town holds a market each Wednesday.
Pwllheli Marina: Pwllheli is fortunate to be located on both the beautiful Llyn peninsula and the Cardigan Bay coastline. It is enjoying a revival as a centre for sailing and people who like messing about in boats. Indeed today, Pwllheli can boast one of the finest yachting venues in Western Britain with over 400 pontoon berths and excellent onshore facilities. Moreover, with access at virtually all states of the tide, it provides a gateway to some of the best sailing waters in the UK. The Hafan Marina was among the first six marinas in the UK to be awarded a European Blue Flag in recognition of it's high standards of safety and water cleanliness.
In the mid 20th century, it was probably most famous as the home to a Butlin's Holiday Camp. Although they are much derided these days the camps were very popular with British holidaymakers after the hardships of the post war years. Indeed Butlins Pwllheli was not only a cheap and cheerful holiday that offered many attractions for young families but it also had the added attraction of being in a beautiful seaside location. (Yours truly enjoyed several happy holidays with our then young family in Butlins Pwllheli.) Today with the option of cheap foreign holidays, the "Holiday Camps" of yester-year have lost their attraction, but Pwllheli is fortunate to be located in the heart of the beautiful Llyn peninsula and it is now enjoying a revival as a centre for sailing and people who like messing about in boats.
For landlubbers and beachcombers Pwllheli has two beaches: South Beach, which is mainly shingle, and stretches from Carreg yr Imbill west towards Llanbedrog; and Glan-y-mor Beach which is located at the rear of the marina workshops. Glan-y-mor beach is quite muddy at low tide near the harbour mouth but much improves further along the beach. The Glan-y-mor beach runs east for some 3 miles towards Pen-y-chain headland. With the revival of the traditional British seaside holidays and the continual growth in sailing the town of Pwllheli and it's Marina can look forward to a bright future in the 21st Century and offers a perfect location for a seaside holiday.