Local Town and shopping

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Pwllheli

There is a busy market in Pwllheli every Wednesday. While you are there, visit the fish shop on the market square, where we buy wonderful fresh fish and seafood. The high street butcher sells the famous local lamb and beef. Wander through the town and call into Alcatraz, an upmarket clothing store, and Rodney Adams for Welsh antiques. Here you will find supermarkets tucked amongst the old slate-roofed houses, and plenty of other good food stores. Pwllheli has a beach, harbour and marina, where the annual Llyn Seafood festival is held in July.

Abersoch

The original small, 1950s fishing village was famed for attracting painters away from St. Ives for the light, landscape and climate. Now it is a popular and trendy beach, yachting and surfing resort, with lively pubs, restaurants, ‘surfer dude’ clothing shops (Fat Face, Crew, White Stuff, O’Neill’s), along with cafes, delis, and water- sports specialists. It attracts a ‘well-heeled’ crowd, with many well known faces having second homes in the area.

Abersoch has a superb, sandy main beach from where dinghies can be launched. Unsurprisingly, it does get very busy in peak summer months.

It hosts a Jazz Festival in June, the now famous Wakestock Musical Festival in July, and a sailing Regatta throughout August. Well worth a visit to drink in the atmosphere.