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Featured Article - Leviathan - Legends Of The Deep
The original sea serpent, Leviathan, has over the years, lent its name to virtually any ocean going giant - in particular whales. However the Leviathan of legend is as far away from those generally peaceful, family loving sea mammals as you could get. For a start, it had several heads (anywhere between three and seven)and was the absolute scourge of the gods of the ancient worlds and mariners alike.
Nestled in an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pwllheli is the unofficial capital of The Llyn Peninsula, in Northwest Wales. A favourite seaside getaway with two excellent Blue Flag beaches the busy market town is also a popular destination for members of the boating and sailing fraternities thanks to it’s sheltered position and excellent marine services.
Pwllheli’s impressive new marina is widely considered to be amongst the best in Wales. It boasts 24hour access and 400 births, including moorings for boats up to 80ft long and comprehensive boatyard facilities. The town centre has plenty of businesses and shops to cater for yachtsmen. The market is held on Wednesdays in Y Maes and is one of the busiest in Britain. There is also a wide choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants in which to enjoy tasty local or international cuisine and a glass or two of your favourite tipple.
Pwllheli is an excellent place from which to explore the surrounding coastline. The Llyn Peninsula is unlike anywhere else in Wales with usually better weather and truly wonderful landscapes of rolling countryside and volcanic peaks, the highest of which is Yr Eifi. With Snowdonia National Park only a short distance away it is no wonder that walkers and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts flock to the town in droves.
A town full of seaside character, Pwllheli is a bona fide jewel in Wales’ coastal crown. It has something for everyone and all of it given generously with charm, goodwill and the wrapped in very best of local hospitality. » View Pwllheli Harbour Guide