British Beaches

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Pwllheli Beach

Pwllheli, Gwynedd

A vast expanse of sand with landscaped dune areas and exceptional views to Cardigan Bay. A seafront promenade and child friendly beach with a nearby free car park. Facilities available in nearby town.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities
First aid post
Cafe/restaurants and shops


Sea canoeing
Jet skiing
Power boating
Water skiing and fishing
There is a craft exclusion zone and craft byelaws are in force

Nature and Wildlife

There are promenade walks by the beach. There are interesting wild flowers in the dune area and harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins may be seen in the bay. The beach is in a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the Council. There are litter bins but no dog bins.


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

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Min y Don. Sgwar y Orsey. Pwllheli. LL53 5HG. Tel: 01758 613000. Fax: 01758 701651. email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Pwllheli
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8791, -4.42101
Postcode: LL53 5PG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Pwllheli Community, Gwynedd at Explore Britain.


The beach is close to Pwllheli town centre. sign posted for Marian y De.

Public Transport

There is a regular bus service from Porthmadog and Caernarfon. There is a rail link from the Midlands.

Nearest Railway Stations

Pwllheli (Less than a mile away)
Abererch (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penychain (Approx. 4 miles away)
Criccieth (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is free parking for 280 cars. including disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

Y Prom, Pwllheli (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Min-y-mor Dunes, Pwllheli (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Lon Cob Bach, Pwllheli (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Dunes, Pwllheli (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Gorsedd Circle, Pwllheli (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Cardiff Road, Pwllheli (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Y Maes, Pwllheli (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Pwllheli Railway Station, Pwllheli (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Penlan Street, Pwllheli (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
North Quay, Pwllheli (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Pwllheli