Details for Hafan Pwllheli Marina

Hafan Pwllheli Marina

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 2 reviews

Address Glan Don
Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5YT

Phone+44 (0)1758 701219

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - YES
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel

Marina on Ch 80; Harbour Master on Ch 16 and Ch 8.


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


From sea, head for the red/white fairway buoy. From the fairway buoy, the fairway entrance lies to the NW. Look for the port hand beacon on the end of the breakwater. The entrance is marked by port and starboard beacons. From there, the channel is marked by starboard hand beacons. Keep close to the starboard hand beacons until approaching the pile moorings. It is then best (if clear) to cross over the port side of the channel now marked by port hand buoys, and keep close to the pile moorings, as there is deeper water here.

Contact the marina in advance to get an allocated berth. As you approach the marina, there are directional signs to the pontoons, just follow the appropriate direction.





Tide & current additional info

Outside the fairway, the tidal stream is weak, but in the fairway it can reach at least 3 knots. Take care, as boats have been caught unware and swept onto things they rather would have not.


Approach: 0.5
Transient dockage: 2.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Approach is via a dredged channel, as of 2008 the channel was not maintained. Had less than 3m depth 3 hours either side of highwater.

Dredged in 2010, but still about 1.5m at chart datum.

The channel has been dredged at the end of May 2013 to a depth of 0.5m above chart datum, so should once again be accessible to most boats at most states of tide.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Over 400 berths on pontoons, usually no problem getting visitors berth, but in season, check ahead.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 420
Transient price: $2.40/ft (2013-06-17)

Other price info: Includes electric.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 220/240vAC available on pontoons.

Pricing info: Included in the berth fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - On the pontoon.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dogs on leads.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out




Yes - Skips by the marina office.


Yes - Good quality.


Yes - Good quality.




Yes - In town, about 10 to 15 minute walk.

ASDA Supermarket
Sand St
LL53 5HY
+44 (0)1758 701318


Yes - A few chandlers close to the marina.


Yes - In town.


Yes - In yacht club next to the marina. Visiting yachts welcome. Good food as well.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Dickies will attend from Bangor. Also engine workshops and Firm Helm, boat repairs, and rigging.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 50 tonnes.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - In town.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Cell phone coverage. Internet connection in the marina office.

Boat ramp availability




Other services


Not a lot in the town itself, but the surrounding countryside is good. You're not far away from Snowdonia, and Portmadog is not too far, which is a very popular holiday destination. Bus route from Pwhelli to Porthmadog available.

Reviews for Hafan Pwllheli Marina
Pwllheli Marina and Town, 2013-06-07
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (13848)

The entrance is straightforward, but watch out for the variable depth. Due to silting the channel is no longer 24h access - we draw 1.7m and we hit the bottom in three separate places 3.5h before HW. I suggest access should currently only be attempted at most 3h either side of HW for a boat of similar draft.

(As an update to this - the channel has been dredged at the end of May 2013 to a depth of 0.5m above CD (according to the marina authorities), and more is planned later in the year. We haven't been back since the dredging, but this should have made the entrance much more accessible.)

Development is about to start on a new National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli, and part of this work will include dredging of the channel and inner harbour area, a new quay and new pontoons. This may well transform the harbour back into 24 hour access.

Pwllheli is not a bad place to spend a night or two, the club next to the marina serves decent food and has a bar. There is a chandlery, and the marina facilities are good with a variety of companies and boatyard facilities on site. Pwllheli regularly hosts fairly major sailing events and is a very active boating centre.

The town is nothing to get too excited about, but has some shops, bars and restaurants.

Pwhelli Marina, 2011-01-28
Captain: , Liverpool, UK (928)

This a popular marina, has very good services, probably the best for the whole area. Let down abit by the town, which is not really worth a visit, however, its a good central place for cruising, and once out on the water, there is some stunning scenary

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