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Travelling around Pwllheli

Travelling around Pwllheli

Pwllheli, whose name means ‘saltwater pool’, is the main market town and unofficial capital of the Lyn Peninsula. Found at the entrance to the peninsula itself, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pwllheli is a vibrant coastal town, filled with things to do and places to explore.

Thanks to excellent rail, road and bus connections, exploring the surrounding area couldn’t be easier. Arriva bus services operate in and out of Pwllheli on a regular basis. These services offer connections to and from the area, helping you to reach destinations, such as Blaenau Ffestiniog and Portmeirion.


Pwllheli is the perfect location to explore this stunning corner of Wales. The area is situated on The Llyn’s Coastal Path, a beautiful stretch that runs for 91 miles. If you follow this you’ll find yourself in Porthmadog or even Caernarfon. The path is actually connected to the Wales Coastal Path, which runs 870 miles around the entire Welsh Coast.

If walking isn’t your thing, you can always spend your time on the beaches. While South Beach is more of a shingle and pebble affair, Glan y Mor beach is a Blue Flag Award winner – so don’t forget your bucket and spade. You’ll also find a leisure centre with indoor pool and even a cinema nearby, for when the sea is a little too cold.

As you explore the town’s narrow streets, you’ll find a range of local shops bursting with character. These all sit alongside a number of traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants. You’ll even find award-winning fish and chips for you to enjoy, alongside traditional Welsh ice cream.