The Llyn peninsula is well known for it’s consistent dog friendly approach. Unlike many parts of the country there are almost no beaches anywhere on the Peninsula where dogs are not allowed at all. The only beach which does not allow dogs at all during the summer months (1st April - 30th september) is Traeth Porthor (Whistling Sands).
There are twenty three beaches, where responsible dog owners can bring their dogs without restrictions and a further twelve where owners may bring dogs only to certain parts of a beach during the high season (1st April - 31st September). Even on restricted beaches the dog friendly areas are easily reachable from car parks and often make up a far larger area of sand than the restricted area.
The only major attraction where dogs are outright unwelcome is the village of Portmeirion, with the obvious exception of assistance dogs, which are welcome.
For an up to date list of dog friendly beaches please refer to the very useful Beach Guide
As dog owners we are delighted that so many cafes and restaurants try to be as accommodating as they can when considering letting dogs into their premises. Obviously it can be a challenge during busy times and their hygiene obligations must always take precedence, but we’ve enjoyed many breakfasts and lunches with our own dog tucked away beneath our table alert for any little treats that may come her way.
Hughes-Ellis Pet Shop, 21 Stryd Moch, Pwllheli LL53 5DB
Hughes-Ellis Pet shop is a family run shop situated in Pwllheli and has traded for over 45 years! They stock a great range of healthy food, treats, fabulous accessories and supplies for your pets. Dogs are welcome inside, even if you're just browsing and a tasty treat is always offered. As well as the shop, Wild Hearts Dog Grooming Studio is situated upstairs where your pet can have a pamper and come out feeling pawsome!