There is so much to do on the Llyn Peninsula that come rain or shine you will never be bored. Here we make some suggestions and give you links to other websites of interest.
The Town of Pwllheli is full of seaside character and has a busy weekly market on Wednesday in Y Maes.
Also in the town centre you will find many individual shops, selling everything you need.
The impressive Hafan Marina in Pwhllheli is now one of the best in Wales, with 24 hour access and all the services boaters’ need. The marina berths over 400 boats and there is space for visitors to moor up overnight. The marina has brought many more sailors to Pwllheli.
South Beach, the beach accessed directly from our studio, has been awarded the Blue Flag Award for clean sands and waters. It stretches from Gimblet Rock, across the promenade, and along side the Golf course towards Llanbedrog. The beach forms part of the Llyn Peninsula coastal path, ideal for walkers and bird watchers.
The locals use this beach for catching mackerel, bream and sea bass. We also have sightings of the Cardigan Bay Dolphins in the summer.
Pwllheli is truly the gateway to the Llyn Peninsula and is very different to the rest of Wales. It has inclement weather and more than it’s fair share of sunshine. All the hills around Llyn are easily accessible and are well worth the climb. They give you a fabulous view of the Peninsula and on a clear day you can view Snowdonia.
Abersoch is a short drive away and along with it's beautiful sandy beaches hosts a full diary of events throughout the year. Have a look at The Abersoch Directory for even more info.
Various sports are available around the area, including
Other popular beaches are only 15-20 minutes drive away, as are the numerous Pubs and Restaurants around the peninsula.
A 30 minute drive takes you to Portmadog with it’s famous – Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway running 13 miles from Portmadog
to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The Italian Village of Portmeirion is just the other side of Portmadog.
Places to eat
Coconut Kitchen Licensed Thai Restaurant & Takeaway Abersoch
Watch your food being created in our open plan kitchen while you relax in the atmospheric surroundings. The menu includes popular starters such as seafood fishcakes and honey and garlic spare ribs and tasty curries such as Beef Massaman, Thai Green Chicken and Yellow Seafood. The menu changes regularly. Or telephone us to place your takeaway order.
A popular location for informal dining offering holiday favourites with a gourmet flair and our signature ‘Egryn Rocks’ for succulent steaks and seafood. We open Easter to end October and you can find us at the Egryn in the centre of the village. Please call us on 01758 712332 if you would like to make a booking or order from our takeaway menu.
Hong Kong Harbour at the Riverside Hotel, Abersoch
Eat in or take-away
Neigwl Hotel and Restaurant
In the evening, you can enjoy an aperitif with your host in our informal bar area, whilst the chef prepares dishes to delight you. With fabulous views over the bay, the bar area is the perfect place for a drink with old friends and boasts a sun terrace which allows you take in the evening sunshine in the open air.Our menus are constantly changing to make sure we provide you with the very best local ingredients in season, with, as you would expect, an emphasis on sea food and locally reared meats.
Porth Tocyn Hotel Bwlchtocyn, Abersoch
Famous Country House Hotel Resturant It boasts a continuous entry in the Good Food Guide since 1957 making its restaurant one of the most respected in Wales.
Eating at Venetia is relaxed; yet elegant with a warm, friendly atmosphere in stylish surroundings that include Italian designed and sourced furniture. Wherever possible chef/proprietor Marco Filippi and his team source local produce, including obtaining fish/shellfish directly from local vessels e.g. award winning, sustainable Aberdaron crab and Cardigan Bay scallops. A varied menu is offered throughout the year reflecting the seasons and taking inspiration from Marcos Italian father’s heritage. Marco who is a passionate fisherman, travelled to London as one of four finalists in the Seafish Seafood awards in the category of seafood chef of the year in 2007
Fresh Cafe Bar & Grill
'The perfect place for city slickers and beautiful bar-hopping types thanks to it's trendy fare and retro-chic decor. It's the place to be seen darling, all very Sex and the City!' The Daily Post Restaurant Guide
Located on Abersoch high street, offers a varied and tantalising pizza and pasta menu as well as a daily changing specials board which features an array of locally caught sea food and Anglesey sourced meats served in a warm and hospitable atmosphere.