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Tonight - Light Cloud
Minimum: 3C, Wind Direction: North Westerly
Wind: Moderate 15mph, Pressure: 1029mb, Sunset: 18:33 GMT
Saturday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 11C, Minimum: 3C
Wind: 10mph Northerly, Visibility: Very Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:13 GMT, Sunset: 18:35 GMT
Sunday - Sunny Intervals
Maximum: 11C, Minimum: 6C
Wind: 15mph Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:11 GMT, Sunset: 18:36 GMT

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Situated on the Glaslyn Estuary at the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula, Porthmadog is the gateway to this most incredible and beautiful part of the British Isles. The townís stunning setting and proud heritage make it the ideal place from which to discover the 840 miles of spectacular surrounding wilderness with its famous purple-capped mountains and acres of breathtaking forest. Overlooked by famous Moel y Gest and nestling on the banks of the wonderful Glaslyn Estuary, Porthmadog is a favourite with visitors looking for adventure, its rich maritime history adding an extra touch of magic to this truly historic landmark.

As you would expect of such a famous port the marina is central to the town and has remained a bustling lively hub of activity. A genuinely attractive harbour, Porthmadog attracts yachtsmen and pleasure boaters from all corners of Europe keen to enjoy the wonderful coastline and explore the surrounding countryside. With plentiful berths, marine services and a lively atmosphere it is amongst the most popular mooring areas in Wales.

The town itself has an excellent choice of good restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs as well as superb shopping and accommodation to suit all comers. Along with the obvious natural attractions of Snowdonia and the National Park visitors can enjoy great days out to nearby Portmeirion or enjoy a rail journey along the legendary Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Then there is the family favourite Ė Black rock Sands in Morfa Bychan, with its lovely sand dunes, multi-coloured-rock pools and caverns.

Porthmadog is especially renowned for itís strong sense of national pride and the Welsh language is spoken widely. But donít let that be a worry. The biggest part of Welsh national pride is that they are cultured, friendly and very hospitable towards visitors. Above all else your welcome is guaranteed to be very warm indeed.
Comments (14)
17/12/2018 @ 3:43 am
is there a public slipway to launch a 14ft fishing boat in the harbour?
28/07/2018 @ 7:37 am
How do you feed out about the annual mooring rates
06/04/2017 @ 12:30 pm
Jan Ranner
How would I find out more about the Pontoon availability?
07/05/2014 @ 3:48 pm
15/04/2014 @ 12:34 pm
chris woodhall
would anyone know if there is any organised coastal or sea fishing that supply tackle, thanks
05/10/2013 @ 8:19 am
Henry and Paul, Ivan and Sue
New caps all round for our crew, and good ale at Purple Moose shop.
17/09/2013 @ 5:50 pm
Harbourguides Crew
Hi Cindy
Not sure what you mean, but if it is that you want to advertise a boat for sale, then yeas we do offer this service and it is for free..Please see our "Boat Sales" section at the top of the page.
If its something else or if you would like some assistance placing your advert, you can either email us at, or call us by telephone on 01253 795912.
Thanks HG Crew
17/09/2013 @ 4:51 pm
Cindy Harris
Is it possible to place an sales advert for a boat on your noticeboard? If so, please advise size required and any charges. Thankyou
01/09/2013 @ 10:01 am
Pencie Cafe Bar is best place for watching the boats with a pint, oh they do a great lunch to.
12/08/2013 @ 7:31 am
Bob from Kansas
Recovering from Purple Moose Brewery Tour and boyght a few to many beers from there shop. Lovely Beer for the uninitiated.
09/04/2013 @ 8:06 am
Helen and Mum
Went to Tremadog yesterday after reading about the Union Bar, and the Fleece .
Had a fantastic day and glad we went and would not have gone if had not found it on Porthmadog page.Only 1 mile from Porthmadog.
02/04/2013 @ 7:30 am
Michael and June
Stayed at Golden Fleece over Easter, lovely quaint place and ideal for exploring local area.
Try the Purple Moose Brewery , very interesting .
23/03/2013 @ 9:54 am
Sampled garlic chicken (spiced up on request ) from Sima Tandoori last night , have to say it was delicious and was by far best takeaway i have had in a long time.
21/03/2013 @ 8:31 pm
Ruth and crew
We have been cruising up and down the straits for some years now, and always pop in to Porthmadog harbour weather permitting . We are well acquainted with your site, and are pleased to see that you are updating this area of Wales .
To all viewing this comment, well worth a visit by boat ,train or car. Thank you.
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Business Reviews (2)
28/06/2018 @ 10:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
23/03/2013 @ 9:58 am
Rowlands Pharmacy by Helen
Ran out of meds whilst visiting, the staff were very helpful and friendly.
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