Nestled within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rugged coastline of Pwllheli is a treasured seaside getaway. Located on the south side of the Llŷn Peninsula, the Harbour serves as a fantastic bird watching spot, with birds soaring well within range of a reasonable pair of binoculars.
The sheltered mud flat offers an excellent opportunity to observe a variety of wading birds, such as Oystercatcher, Redshank, Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Plover and Dunlin. The pool forms part of a Local Nature Reserve, which also includes wildflower meadows and reed beds, providing cover for the secretive Water Rail and attracting Sedge Warbler and Reed Bunting. A boardwalk allows good access to the wetter parts of the cob pool near the inflow from Afon Rhyd-hir. Along the riverbank, look out for Kingfishers and Grey Wagtails.
Pwllheli’s impressive new marina is amongst the best in Wales, providing access to some of the finest sailing waters in the UK. The marina and outer harbour are both based in the estuary of three rivers, the Erch, Rhyd-hir and Penrhos. With Snowdonia National Park only a short distance away, it is no surprise that walkers and outdoor enthusiasts continue to flock to the town in their masses. There is a wide choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as a market day. Plenty of parking is available.