Pwllheli Beach

Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5YT

There are two beaches in Pwllheli, Glan y Don Beach and South Beach. Glan y Don Beach, which is south-facing, is one of the Llŷn Peninsula’s ‘best-kept secrets’, and can be found at the rear of the new marina’s workshops and compound. It’s around three miles long, covered in fine sand and pebbles and backed by sand dunes. The South beach is mainly shingles, and stretches from Gimblet Rock, across the beautiful promenade toward Llanbedrog. Near to the this beach there are toilets, play area and a skate park. There are dog restriction areas on the beach as well as a boat exclusion zone. In the summer months, dogs are welcome, if they stay to the left side of the slipway. The beach is just south of Pwllheli’s bustling town centre, so all facilities are close at hand. During the summer months the area becomes a hive of visitors, since hotels, clubs and cafes are all within easy access.

Pwllheli Beach Safety Notice

Follow Adventure Smart and RNLI guidelines for safe enjoyment of our coast.

Be aware of the following dangers on Pwllheli beach. Look for the red signs which contain specific information for that part of the beach, including when and where dogs are allowed. 

  • Beware of strong currents
  • Beware of large breaking waves
  • Beware of powered craft
  • Steep shelving beach, beware of deep water
  • Take care with inflatables in strong winds
  • Do not dig or burrow in sand dunes

In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Diogelwch Traeth Pwllheli Beach Safety


  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Access
  • Shop
  • Public transport nearby