Within walking distance of Greaves Wharf House, the town itself has a wide variety of small, locally owned shops and restaurants, from bookshops and antique shops to music shops, where you can find almost everything you need. Moreover, there is no shortage of pubs and good restaurants., along the harbourside at the yacht club is a lovely Thai restaurant Thai Harbwr.
Two miles down the estuary in Morfa Bychan is Black Rock Sands, a popular wide sandy beach with a rocky headland at the western end of the beach and a backdrop of sand dunes that are a site of special scientific interest. When the tide recedes you can explore the rock pools, exposed caverns and multi coloured rock face (the rocks are not black!). The two-mile stretch of sands is popular with kite-buggies and kite surfers. It is convenient for picnics too, as you can drive your car right onto the beach.
Walkers will be spoilt for choice in the countryside around Porthmadog. The walk to Portmerion along the cob alongside the stunning Glaslyn Estuary gives tremendous views of the Snowdonia Mountains. Another beautiful walk is along the Llyn Coastal Path and further west through Borth-y-gest, Morfa Bychan, Black Rock Sands, Criccieth and beyond. For the really dedicated walkers, there are six designated routes to the summit of Snowdon and a variety of walking routes to Cader Idris
For those wanting to take part in other acitivites in the area, these include walking, cycling, climbing, pony trekking, surfing, water skiing, canoeing, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, or abseiling.