Skip to main content

The picturesque Llyn Peninsula is home to a wide array of different beaches, each of which is beautiful in its own way, but perhaps none are lovelier than this one. Technically, this one beach is actually two, but because they are connected they can both be enjoyed at the same time.

South Beach is probably where you’ll spend most of your time, a short walk from the town of Pwllheli. The beach is of the shingled variety, running from Gimblet Rock to Llanbedrog, stretching along the promenade as it goes.

Towards the rear of the marina you will find Glan y Mor, a beach that quickly gives way to a sandier stretch. This beach goes on and on, giving you three miles of golden sands to walk along and enjoy the view.

The beach is dog restricted, which means that you unfortunately cannot bring dogs here during the summer months, between the 1st of May and the 30th of September. However, throughout the winter you can feel free to walk your dogs along this lovely stretch of beach.

There are many opportunities for enjoying the water here, too, from canoeing, sailing and swimming to fishing, jet skiing and wind surfing. 

 

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Jeff Buck.

Image Source:CC-by-SA 2.0 by Nick R.

Location

Pwllheli, is the 'capital' of the Llyn Peninsula. This beach is easy to find, dog friendly during the winter months and parking is available. 

Join the Conversation

Somewhere you've never been? What is Nearby?

Pwllheli Golf Club 1 Pwllheli Golf Club

Once you’ve had your fill of the markets and boutiques of Pwllheli in Gwynedd, it’s time to head about a mile to the south west of the town, onto Golf Road. Here, you will find - to no surprise, we’re sure - the Pwllheli Golf Club, often ranked in the top ten golf clubs of North Wales.

Oriel Plas Glyn 1 Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw

Fans of history and culture can’t really go wrong with Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw. With a picturesque setting on the southern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula, the grade II listed house was built for Lady Elizabeth Love Jones-Parry of Madryn Estate in the mid-nineteenth century to house her art collection.

Edge Of Wales 2 Edge of Wales (Llyn Peninsula)

We are not simply being poetic with our title here – “The Edge of Wales” is the name given to one of the more recently opened coastal walks in North Wales. The Edge of Wales Walk will take you along the gorgeous Llyn Peninsula, allowing you to see some of the finest parts of the Wales Coast Path.

Afallon Lleyn Cottages in the Lleyn Peninsula

Explore the most Westerly part of North Wales with its many beaches and green rolling countryside. A cottage in the Lleyn Peninsula is the perfect way to explore the area - visit Whistling Sands Beach, the spectacular golf course in Nefyn with its picturesque fishing village, a boat trip to Bardsey Island or spend time in one of the local towns such as Abardaron, Abersoch, Pwllehli or Criccieth.

Bron Gwynedd in Penrhyndeudraeth Cottages around Porthmadog

Base yourself in a holiday cottage in the Porthmadog area and you can easily explore the surrounding area of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. There's plenty to do and see in every direction from beautiful scenery to famous attractions and activities including Port Meirion and the Welsh & Highland steam Railways.

Pentre Bwaau Large Cottages

These cottages sleep 8 people or more, the perfect place for large family gatherings or groups of friends. Find somewhere for your large group here.